Interesting Biography Facts
May 4, 1989
Holywood, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
St. Patrick’s Primary School; Sullivan Upper School
Rory McIlroy family members
Is Rory McIlroy a gay/bisexual?
What is Rory McIlroy marital status?
Who is Rory McIlroy wife?
When did get married?
April 22, 2017
Rory McIlroy wife
Erica Stoll (wife)
Date of birth: September 2, 1987
Rory posts the photos of his young wife on social media so rarely. But he always looks very happy about each of them! The fans adore the tall slim woman, who has become the main one in his life.
She was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Erica grew up with a sister Natalie Stoll-Luong. She worked as a PGA tour manager and met Rory in 2012 for the first time. They crossed their ways during one of the tournaments. In 2015 the couple started dating and then got engaged. They made it official at a lavish ceremony on April 22, 2017. A lot of celebrities attended the ceremony, including the golfers Shane Lowry and Sergio Garcia, and One Direction star Niall Horan.
Who are Rory McIlroy parents?
Gerry McIlroy (father)
Date of birth: 1959
It’s hard to become an internationally popular star, but it’s even harder to raise a star. No need to say that behind Rory’s success stands his father. Gerry was the first to discover his son’s talent when the latter was just 2 years old. And he spent lots of cash and time to raise a champion from his talented son.
Gerry comes from Belfast, the part of Northern Ireland, which is known by its severe climate. He married the great woman Rosie McIlroy in 1988 and a year later they welcomed their only child – a son Rory. Gerry was an amateur golf player, and he took his son to the golf club when Rory was in the kindergarten age.
When McIlroy Jr. was coached as a golfer at the club and then participated in the golf tournaments, his father had to work extra hours at the bar (he was a bartender) to pay the fee for that. He used to work 100 per week to fund his son’s hobby. But finally, all that paid off – their famous son bought Gerry and his wife Rosie a huge mansion.
Rosie McIlroy (mother)
Date of birth: 1960
Rosie Mcllroy, nee Rosaleen McDonald, is Rory’s mother and his most beloved person in the world. She served at the factory and had always been ready to work even harder to fund her son’s hobby, which later turned into his profession – golf. “I would never repay to my Mum and Dad for everything they did for me”, he told.
The long list of Rory McIlroy achievements seems to be endless. He won the major golf champion four times and was considered as the best golf player in the world for 95 weeks in a row (according to the Official World Golf Ranking). He has gained massive world popularity before he turned 25. He got the PGA Tour Player of the Year award three times during the years of his super successful career (the last time was in 2019). So, he is a Big Shot in the world of sports, but how did that all start?
He was born in the county of Belfast, Northern Ireland and was the only child in the family of Mr. and Mrs. McIlroy. He started to play golf in the kindergarten age, at first in the company of his father and a couple of friends from the neighborhood. Then two-year-old McIlroy batted the ball over 37 meters, and it became clear that he would have a great future in the world of golf.
His parents put lots of efforts to help their son develop his talent. At the age of 7, he was accepted to the prestigious club “Holywood”, where he was coached. He got his first loud victory at the age of 9 at the golf tournament in Florida, Miami.
As of now, Rory participates in various tournaments, arranged both, in Europe and USA. He is titled as one of the most successful golfers in the world. In 2011 he became the winner of the 2011 U.S. Open tournament and the year after that he topped PGA 2012, held at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He performs for his home country, Great Britain, both on professional and amateur levels.
Interesting and fun facts
- Rory met his current wife Erica Stoll back in 2012 when he was still in relationships with a famous tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. At first, they were just friends and started dating a year after Rory’s separation from Caroline. At first, McIlroy’s fans couldn’t accept the news about his new girlfriend, and some of them even messaged to Erica, that she had to stay away from Rory and let him be with Carolina. But finally, they believed in their love.
- In 2014 Rory was photographed by paparazzi at the restaurant. He had dinner with then-actress and now-royal family member Meghan Markle. The rumors about their dating immediately appeared in the media, but they didn’t confirm them.
- Rory’s net worth is close to $40 million.
- His inspiration is another stellar golfer Tiger Woods.
- He is a big fan of Chris Martin and his band “Coldplay”.