Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy pose with the FedEx Cup
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Rory McIlroy Reconciles With Wife; Divorce Called Off

For a while there, it looked as if PGA star Rory McIlroy was about to be a single man. But in a story we all love to hear, his marriage with wife Erica has been saved. They've decided to work it out and call off divorce proceedings.

The case, it seems, has been closed and Rory and Erica are set to continue their seven-year marriage.

"There have been rumors about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate," McIlroy said in a statement to The Guardian. "Responding to each rumor is a fool's game. Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realized that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning."

McIlroy is the world's third-ranked golfer but hasn't won a major in a decade. He will try to change all that at this week's U.S. Open.

He met his wife at the 2012 Ryder Cup.


"In the court filing in Palm Beach County family court on May 13 — three days before the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky — McIlroy's attorney, Thomas Sasser, wrote that the marriage was irretrievably broken.

"McIlroy asked for shared parental custody of their 3-year-old-daughter and for a judge to enforce a prenuptial agreement the couple signed March 7, 2017. At the time, McIlroy confirmed the pending separation through his manager, Sean O'Flaherty."

But hey, no harm in trying again. And again and again. That's just marriage, and it's great to hear McIlroy and his wife are working it out.