Rory McIlroy not talking about shocking divorce at PGA Championship


It has been a decade since Rory McIlroy received the PGA Championship. However the Northern Irishman is again at Valhalla Golf Membership in Louisville, Kentucky, and can start his pursuit of a 3rd profession Wanamaker Trophy.

However McIlroy’s private life was thrust into the highlight when he filed for divorce from his spouse, Erica Stoll, this week. 

The four-time main winner held a pre-tournament press convention on Wednesday, however earlier than he took any questions from the reporters, the moderator made it clear that McIlroy wouldn’t take any questions on his pending divorce.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Eire seems on from the fifth tee in the course of the second spherical of the Masters Event at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership on April 12, 2024, in Georgia. (Andrew Redington/Getty Photographs)

“I consider you all noticed the assertion yesterday from Rory’s communication staff particularly that he won’t be making any extra feedback on his personal life, so thanks all for respecting his needs,” the moderator mentioned at the start of McIlroy’s media availability.

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The assertion the moderator referred to was launched by McIlroy’s camp on Tuesday. The assertion famous that the professional golfer “won’t be making any additional remark” and “burdened Rory’s want to make sure this tough time is as respectful and amicable as attainable.”

The McIlroys in Rome

Rory McIlroy and his spouse, Erica, are proven after the singles matches on the ultimate day of the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership in Rome. (Brendan Moran/Sportsfile by way of Getty Photographs)

The media session proceeded to focus virtually completely on McIlroy’s golf game and matters surrounding the second main of the 12 months. At one level, McIlroy was requested about how he was doing on a private degree, however the 35-year-old replied, “I’m able to play this week.”

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Rory McIlroy performs the ninth gap in the course of the first spherical of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hole Nation Membership on Might 9, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photographs)

The press convention did go longer than anticipated, with McIlroy fielding questions from the rostrum for round 20 minutes. 

McIlroy seems to stay laser targeted, even within the midst of some private turmoil. McIlroy and Stoll have been married for the previous seven years and share a 3-year-old daughter. McIlroy was noticed going via follow rounds earlier than Wednesday’s media session, however his ring was noticeably lacking.

McIlroy completed in a tie for twenty second place on the Masters Tournament in April, however he has since received the final two tournaments he has competed in: the Zurich Traditional and Wells Fargo Championship.

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Final week, McIlroy informed Golf.com that he tends to “play superb golf every time I’ve loads of stuff occurring.”

“I’ve at all times been capable of compartmentalize fairly properly. I appear to, for no matter motive, play superb golf every time I’ve loads of stuff occurring. I don’t know if it’s – I want that simply to essentially – after I get on the course, actually concentrate on what I’m doing on the market. However yeah, it appears to work,” he mentioned.

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