Sorry ladies, Rory McIlroy is officially off the market.
In the final round of the 2015 Irish Open, the world No. 1 showed up hand-in-hand with new girlfriend Erica Stoll. It’s the first public appearance for the couple who have been linked together for months.
On the same day, McIlroy also opened up about his love life to The Times of London Magazine.
“I have met someone new,” McIlroy said to the Times. “She doesn’t play golf, but she is involved with golf. I have known her for three years and we are good friends. If everything off the golf course is good, it allows you to be better on it as well.”
“I am very happy in my love life,” McIlroy said. “We haven’t really been putting it out there. She is from America, which is why I like to spend time in Palm Beach. The past six or seven months have been really nice. That part of my life is going great.”
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) May 31, 2015
Stoll is McIlroy’s first girlfriend since his highly publicized split from then fiance Caroline Wozniacki.The 26-year-old missed the cut at the Irish Open, which was hosted by the Rory Foundation. But clearly, the weekend ended up a net positive for McIlroy. Being a professional athlete certainly has its perks.