RORY McILROY got married to Erica Stoll in April 2017, with a star studded guest list attending the ceremony at Ashford Castle
But his American spouse may have had divided loyalties as McIlroy helped guide Europe to Ryder Cup victory in 2018.
Now however, she will be able to get right behind her man as he looks to win the Open Championship.
Who is Rory McIlroy's wife Erica Stoll?
Pretty Erica Stoll blonde hails from New York, but latterly lived in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida.
Erica was working for the PGA when Rory met her so she understands the pressures of his job.
They actually first set eyes on each other in 2012 when Rory nearly ruined the Ryder Cup Miracle at Medinah by oversleeping.
Erica was the PGA employee who came to his rescue before police rushed him to the course that September morning .
Although she supports Rory at tournaments worldwide, Erica is said to prefer life away from the cameras and limelight.
She is a keen sailor and likes The Bachelor, the American dating show. So she is a romantic.
Erica loves to bake and made special cookies for the Ryder Cup.
When did they get married?
April 21, 2017. His guest list included soul legend Stevie Wonder, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington and former Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley also attended McIlroy's wedding in the grounds of Ashworth Castle, one of Ireland's top of hotels.
A spectacular fireworks display was estimated to have cost more than £50,000 alone.
And why did he break up with Caroline Wozniacki?
RORY was engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki until famously calling things off in 2014 after their wedding invitations had already been sent out.
That was just before the start of that year's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
He went onto to win that week and then captured the Open and US PGA later that year.
Explained Rory: "I thought at the time that being with someone that was in a similar position to you was the obvious answer.
"But it isn't, because you can never get away from it. You can never detach yourself and try to come back to the real world.
"And that's why I feel in such a good place now. I don't feel Erica wants to change me in any way.
"I can be myself around her; there's no bulls***, no acting, no show."
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