If you have been the following the international golf championships; then you’d certainly know Rory McIlroy who is one of the best golfers in the world. McIlroy has put in a lot of hours in golf and has successfully made his mark as one of the best players of his time. He has been competing among the big names in the sports including Tiger Woods, David Lynn, Justin Rose, and Jason Day, to mention a few. Notably, the golf champion has clinched four major golf championships including the Masters, US Open, Open, and the PGA Championships. While he has been making waves doing what he knows how to do best, little is known about his better half Erica Stoll.
Read on as we bring you everything you need to know about Erica Stoll below.
Who is Erica Stoll – Rory McIlroy’s Wife?
The lesser-known Erica Stoll is an American celebrity famously known as the wife of the talented golfer Rory McIlroy. She previously worked as an employee of the American PGA prior to her marriage to Rory. Known for her low profile lifestyle, Erica has continued to keep her personal life under the shades despite being married to the golf pro. It is already known that Erica is an American; she was born and raised in the United States.
The gorgeous lady was hasn’t shared information regarding her birth date and place; she is reportedly two years older than Rory which means she was born in 1987. There is no much information regarding her childhood, family, and educational history. However, here are interesting facts about Erica below.
Everything You Need To Know About Erica Stoll
1. She and Her Husband Rory First Met Each Other in 2012
Erica and Rory’s meeting wasn’t just ordinary; it was inspired by the passion they both shared for the game of golf. They saw each other during the PGA because Erica was working as one of the American PGA Tour employees at the time. The duo started as friends in 2012 after Erica kept Rory from losing out of the last game of the 2012 Ryder Cup competition.
Prior to the game, Erica saw that everyone had left for the course except Rory. Along with a fellow PGA Tour official, she went to check on McIlroy. On reaching there, they discovered he had overslept, so they helped him find his way to the course. In the end, Rory helped Europe to take the Ryder Cup home. In appreciation for the kind gesture, Rory offered to be her friend and she accepted.
2. They Kept their Relationship A Secret For Five Years
The pair continued seeing each other, although there was no romantic attachment to their friendship. Rory recalled loving Erica so much because of her low profile nature and that kept their relationship sailing. However, the news of their relationship saw the light of the day in 2015 when they were spotted vacationing in Paris. During the vacation, Rory proposed to Erica and the blonde beauty finally said yes to him. It was an awesome moment for the couple and it marked a new beginning in their lives.
3. They Got Hitched in a Private Wedding Held in 2017
After years of a successful relationship, the amazing couple walked down the aisle in a private ceremony held in April 2017. Their wedding took place at Ashford Castle situated in Cong, County Mayo in Ireland and was attended by their close pals and family members. Since then, the couple has continued to enjoy a blissful relationship and there is no sign of marital issues between them. They don’t have kids yet but might have plans of having them in the near future.
4. Prior to their marriage, Rory McIlroy was Engaged to Tennis Champion Caroline Wozniacki
Erica’s husband, Rory has been in several relationships before their marriage. He has dated the Danish tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki and the two were engaged at some point. Rory and Caroline kicked off their relationship in 2011 and they announced their engagement in December 2013. A few months later, while their wedding plans were underway and their invitations dispatched, Rory suddenly called off the wedding. The golfer later disclosed that he realized he wasn’t ready for marriage at that point in time.
After their break up, Caroline started another relationship a former NBA star David Lee and the duo is set to tie the knot soon. Asides Caroline, Rory also had a relationship with his high school sweetheart Holly Sweeny. He was also rumored to have had a brief relationship with Meghan Markle.