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Rory McIlroy, one of the world’s top professional golfers, has won 20 PGA Tour victories and held the top spot on the Official World Golf Ranking for over 100 weeks.
He met his wife, Erica Stoll, at the 2012 Ryder Cup, and they got married in 2017. Stoll keeps a low profile, but here’s what you need to know about her.
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Who Is Erica Stoll?
Erica Stoll hails from Irondequoit, New York, and was a passionate tennis player in high school.
Following graduation, she pursued a degree in marketing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which she completed in 2008.
Rory McIlroy took to Instagram in 2019 to celebrate his wife’s birthday, Erica Stoll. On her birthdate, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer was also born.
McIlroy praised the two people who greatly impacted his life and made him a good man.
McIlroy cherished every moment he spent with the golf legend and likewise cherished every moment he spent with his wife.
Erica Stoll Career
After graduating with a degree in marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008, she joined the organization as an office manager. She later went on to become the manager of championship volunteer operations.
Erica Stoll & Rory Mcilroy First Encounter
Stoll and McIlroy’s love story began at the 2012 Ryder Cup, where Stoll worked as a PGA transport official.
McIlroy almost missed his teatime due to oversleeping, but Stoll arranged for a police escort to get him to the course on time in Medinah, Illinois.
In a 2019 interview with the Golf Channel, McIlroy fondly recalled meeting Stoll that week and acknowledged how their relationship has evolved.
Stoll and McIlroy initially became friends after meeting at the 2012 Ryder Cup, but their relationship didn’t become romantic until 2014.
At that time, McIlroy was dating tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. However, he and Wozniacki called off their engagement a few months later. McIlroy and Stoll started dating later that year but kept their relationship private in the early stages.
Erica Stoll & Rory Mcilroy Engagement
McIlroy had planned to propose to Stoll in Paris in 2015, but the terrorist attack that occurred in the city almost led him to cancel the trip. However, he and Stoll decided to go ahead with their plans and traveled to Paris.
Despite the initial uncertainty, McIlroy decided to stick to his plan and propose to Stoll during their trip.
“We felt comfortable but I still thought at least at the start of the trip, it might make the rest of the trip even better. So we went out for dinner and that was that. It was a nice trip, a nice way to end the year,” he reflected.
Erica Stoll & Rory Mcilroy Marriage
Stoll and McIlroy tied the knot on April 22, 2017, at Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland. The star-studded event was heavily guarded and attended by A-listers, including Stevie Wonder and Jamie Dornan.
Stoll values her privacy and keeps her personal life private. McIlroy described her as a low-key person who prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Despite their high-profile status, the couple kept their 2017 wedding details private.
Erica Stoll & Rory Mcilroy Kids
Stoll kept her pregnancy a secret. McIlroy confirmed the news during a post-round interview, and their daughter, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, was born on August 31, 2020, in Jupiter, Florida.