Rory McIlroy ‘point of contention’ with wife Erica Stoll emerges with divorce papers filed

Rory McIlroy ‘point of contention’ with wife Erica Stoll emerges with divorce papers filed

Rory Mcllroy’s intense golf schedule has been cited as the reason is marriage to Erica Stoll has broken down. Last week, on the eve of the US PGA in Valhalla, it was announced that the pair had filed for divorce having been married since April 2017, with the four-time major champion’s representatives confirming the news via a released statement.

Rory Mcllroy’s communications team confirmed today that a divorce has been filed,” a spokeswoman told The Irish Star. “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 35 year old’s split was widely perceived to be a surprise development, with no previous hints of any problems between the couple. But now Us Weeklyhavequoted a friend of Stoll, claiming she became lonely with Mcllroy invariably away from home and competing in tournaments on a weekly basis.

point of contention in Rory’s marriage with Erica was that Erica was lonely in their marriage,” they allegedly said. “Rory was a hard person to be married to. They were living very different lives the last two years with him being on the road, and eventually she had a breaking point.”

The couple tied the knot at Ashford Castle in County Mayo, having initially met at the 2012 Ryder Cup when Stoll was working for the PGA. And it was the American who helped her future husband when he famously needed a police escort to arrive at the course in Medinah on the final day, having overslept due to a time zone mixup and nearly missed his tee off.

They began dating three years later after McIlroy, 35, had called off his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. During her time with the PGA organisation, Stoll served as an office manager before being promoted to manager of championship volunteer operations.

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