McIlroy Confirms Baby Daughter On The Way "Very Soon"

The four-time Major winner and wife Erica Stoll are expecting a baby daughter very soon

McIlroy Confirms Baby Daughter On The Way "Very Soon"
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The four-time Major winner and wife Erica Stoll are expecting a baby daughter very soon

McIlroy Confirms Baby Daughter On The Way "Very Soon"

Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he and his wife Erica Stoll are expecting a baby daughter "very soon."

It was revealed by the Golf Channel's Steve Sands during the third round of the BMW Championship that Stoll was due "any day now."

"She is, yes. We're about to be parents very soon, so we're obviously super excited," McIlroy said after his third round at Olympia Fields.

"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.

"I think from the get-go my mind has been wandering the last few weeks, and now you guys sort of know the reason why.

"I'm just waiting for a phone call. I was waiting for a phone call last week and it didn't come, and then Harry has been keeping his phone in his pocket just to make sure, but nothing as of yet. [If the call comes] I'm out of here. Yeah, out of here."

With the baby on the way imminently, Rory is unsure whether he'll be able to tee it up at East Lake in next week's Tour Championship, where he will defend the FedEx Cup.

"I'm going to play in many more Tour Championships and it's only going to be the birth of your first child once. That trumps anything else."

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It remains to be seen whether he is able to play in the US Open at Winged Foot in a few weeks' time.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five 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 off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV