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Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll

ROCHESTER, New York has been good to Rory McIlroy.

His first trip came in 2013, one year after winning the PGA Championship, where he was given a hero’s reception.

Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship alongside wife Erica Stoll and their daughter Poppy

Stoll and McIlroy’s whirlwind romance began in Rochester, New York in 2015

His second in 2015 set tongues wagging in the local community, as he began dating local, Erica Stoll.

The world No3 had just split from a high-profile romance with former tennis No1 Caroline Wozniacki.

That break-up became a tabloid fodder for a man who didn’t feel comfortable in a celebrity couple.

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But this was a more intimate and quiet affair.

They took in 2Vine, now known as Redd, for a dinner date. The new couple were also spotted at the Magpie Irish Pub grabbing a drink, as onlookers spotted them looking loved up.

Within eight months, McIlroy and Stoll got engaged in Paris. The City of Love.

In 2017, the pair walked down the aisle at the five-star Ashford Castle found on Ireland’s west coast.

Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran provided the entertainment, according to E!

Three years later, McIlroy and Stoll welcomed daughter Poppy into the world at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.

SunSport goes inside their whirlwind romance, starting with how they met.

She worked for the PGA

Stoll was a keen tennis player at high school, and graduated with a marketing degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008.

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She soon scored a job as the PGA’s manager of championship volunteer operations, and often interacted with players and told them where they needed to be.

It was her awareness that saved McIlroy from missing his tee time at the 2012 Ryder Cup, after some confusion over the time zone.

She alerted officials and a police escort was organised to make sure he got there on time.

He was forever grateful and from firm friends they soon became much more.

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll
McIlroy’s romance with Stoll began as a friendship in 2012, when she saved him from missing tee time at the 2012 World Cup

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica StollTwo years after they met McIlroy and Stoll walked down the aisle together


The buzz around town on their first date made it hard for McIlroy and Stoll to be discreet.

A waitress told the Democrat and Chronicle as they left 2Vine: “Everybody in the restaurant was shouting, ‘Oh my God, that’s Rory McIlroy! That’s Rory McIlroy!’”

But, what McIlroy loved about Stoll and their relationship was she was unaffected by that and was down-to-earth.

He told the Irish Independent in 2017: “I can be myself around her.

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“I love that (she) knows everything about me, and there was no judgment there. There was no judgment from day one, which is huge, because that’s very hard to find for someone in my position.”

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica StollMcIlroy has revealed he feels at ease with Stoll

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll
Stoll and McIlroy keep their relationship private

Privacy is key

All the while, as their romance blossomed, the two kept their relationship to themselves.

To this day, Stoll’s Instagram is set to private.

And there were plenty of stipulations producers had to agree to when filming McIlroy for Netflix documentary series Full Swing.

He told the Golf Channel: “I made sure that the parameters were very much like, look, you can film me at — you’re not coming to my house, you’re not coming in my car, you’re not coming anywhere near my family, but you want to do some stuff with me at golf tournaments, totally fine.”

When it came to announcing they were expectant parents, McIlroy made the big reveal just two days before Poppy arrived in the world.

Speaking at the BMW Championship, he said: “We’re about to be parents very soon, so we’re obviously super excited. Yeah, we’ve been sharing the news with friends and family, obviously, but I didn’t think it was something that I really particularly needed to share out here.

“It’s a private matter, but we’re really excited and can’t wait for her to get here.”

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McIlroy has got a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Rochester, New York.

Maybe with the PGA Championship taking place there at Oak Hill, a tournament win would give him something else to be grateful for.

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll
McIlroy was keen to protect his family’s privacy during Netflix’s filming of Full Swing

, Inside the love life of Rory McIlroy and the whirlwind romance and story behind meeting wife Erica Stoll
McIlroy revealed he and Stoll were soon to become parents just two days before daughter Poppy was born

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to make money by playing golf

Absolutely! You have many options to make extra money as a professional golfer. You could teach lessons, sell merchandise, host tournaments or even participate in celebrity events.

Are you more skilled at watching professionals play?

Watching pro players play makes you better at video games. By watching how professional players play, you can improve your game. You can also learn from their mistakes. Professional gamers can inspire you to be a better player.

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Can watching golf improve your skills?

Yes, it does improve my game!

One of the most popular and loved sports is golf. The game involves hitting a golf ball towards a target using different distances, with sticks or clubs. It’s a wonderful way to spend quality time outdoors and relax. But did you know that there are many benefits of playing golf? Here are a few examples:

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How do I lower my handicap by 5 strokes on the golf course?

The first thing you must do is to improve your swing mechanics. Although you may be able to hold the club properly, if your body isn’t comfortable with the swing, it won’t give you the right feedback. Once you’ve mastered this step, you’ll want to focus on improving your strength and flexibility. You can start slowly, gradually increasing your distances. As you work towards better scores, you’ll notice that your game will become more consistent.

How can you improve your golf game in a matter of hours?

Your best bet for improving your golf game is to practice 20 minutes per days, three times a weeks. Consistent practice is key to playing well at tournaments. Practice makes perfect!

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Is it possible that a professional Golfer can make a living from the game?

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  • According to Shot Scope’s database of more than 30 million shots, 80% of missed greens are missed short. (
  • Stats reveal 96% of golfers play right-handed. (
  • However, if you go in thinking that you will get all the way down to a 10, you will likely stunt your progress because your expectations are way out of line. (
  • The blade aim at impact controls 92% of the ball’s start line, so prioritise face aim as a place to start (
  • Or that, on the greens, some 84% of putts over five feet also finish short of the hole? (

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How to improve your golf swing with 5 easy exercises

Golf is one the most loved sports in the world. It requires a lot of practice to become a good golfer. Practice is the best way to improve your game. Golf should be played at least two hours per week. You may not always have enough time to play the game of golf. If this is your case, then you should try these five simple exercises to improve your golf swing.

  1. Start from ground up: Stand straight, keep you back straight, hold your golf club straight, bend your knees slightly, then swing the club. Focus on your target. This will help you position yourself before you hit the ball.
  2. Get your balance right – Make sure that you stand straight, keep your feet together, and make sure that your weight is evenly distributed throughout your body. Your weight should shift towards the front leg when you hit the ball.
  3. Bend your knees- Place your hands on the hips to help you bend your knees. Next, inhale deeply and bend your knees. This will allow you to swing the club with your lower body.
  4. Relax your shoulders – Try to relax your shoulders so that they do not interfere with your swing. Let them free-range as you swing your club. This will allow you generate power and speed while not having to apply too much force.
  5. Focus on your target – Concentrate on your target instead of looking down at the ball. Focus on the target and look straight ahead. Don’t look down at your ball. You will not be able see where you are going wrong.



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