Rory McIlroy Marries American Girlfriend Erica Stoll

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy married his long-term girlfriend Erica Stoll last week.

Rory McIlroy marries girlfriend Erica Stoll
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Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy married his long-term girlfriend Erica Stoll last week.

The couple had been dating since 2015 and they spared no expenses by having their wedding in the famous Ashford Castle estate in County Mayo, Ireland.

The 13th century castle is one of Ireland’s most exclusive wedding venues. Other celebrities who have celebrated their weddings at the medieval castle include actor Pierce Brosnan and Westlife singer Shane Filan.

The historic structure also contains a luxury five star hotel, which can cost guests up to £3,000 a night.

The wedding meal was rumoured to have featured up to 20 courses specially created by Ashford's executive chef, Philippe Farineau.

Stoll and McIlroy became an item in the summer of 2014 after the 27-year-old broke up with former fiancé, and tennis superstar, Caroline Wozniacki.

The two met whilst Stoll was working for the PGA of America.

Stoll famously arranged a police escort for McIlroy who overslept on the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup, and almost missed his tee-off time against Keegan Bradley.

Rory McIlroy US Masters

McIlroy finishied tied for 5th at The Masters: Getty Images

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Who was there?

More than 200 guests attended the wedding which is understood to have cost the Co Down-born golfer between £208,900 and £417,800.

Ashford Castle and virtually all hotels and guest houses in nearby Cong were completely booked out for the special event.

A number of celebrities were in attendance for the wedding, including Niall Horan of boyband One Direction.

Fellow golfers and friends Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke, Martin Kaymer and Pardraig Harrington were also guests.

In terms of entertainment, the reception was rumoured to have received star performances from Stevie Wonder and Coldplay.

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Rory McIlroy is set to make his first tournament appearance as a married man next month at the Players Championship at Sawgrass.

He goes into the tournament with good form after finishing in a tie for 5th in The Masters.





Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x