Rory McIlroy files for divorce from wife Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy has filed for divorce from Erica Stoll, his wife of seven years.

McIlroy, 35, is preparing to play in the opening round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday. The divorce petition was filed on Monday on McIlroy’s behalf in Florida.

That was the day after McIlroy shot a 65 in the final round to win the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. — one of his two tour wins this season.

“Rory McIlroy’s communications team confirmed today that a divorce has been filed,” McIlroy’s manager, Sean O’Flaherty, said in the statement. “They stressed Rory’s desire to ensure this difficult time is as respectful and amicable as possible. He will not be making any further comment.”

The golfer and Stoll met at the Ryder Cup in 2012. As he has relayed the story, McIlroy overslept, and Stoll was the PGA of America staff member who helped him get to Medinah Country Club in Illinois in time to tee off.

In a relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki at the time, McIlroy didn’t begin dating Stoll until 2014.

They married in April 2017 at a star-studded ceremony in Ireland and had a daughter, Poppy, on Aug. 31, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla.

Stoll is a native of New York, and she routinely has cheered for McIlroy on the course and also served as his caddy at the 2023 Masters Par 3 contest.

Reports did not state whether McIlroy’s filing indicated a reason for the divorce or any child custody requests.