Rory McIlroy is joined by wife Erica Stoll and their adorable baby daughter Poppy, 7 months, on the golf course after winning the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina


Rory McIlroy ended an 18-month victory drought on Sunday after winning the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.

As he lifted his trophy, the golfer, 32, was joined on the course by his wife Erica Stoll and their seven-month-old daughter Poppy – who watched the game unfold from the side lines.


Erica, 29, looked effortlessly stylish in what appeared to be a black jumpsuit, teaming the piece with an oversized sun hat.

The doting mother wore a denim jacket wrapped around her waist and kept the sun at bay with a pair of chic black sunglasses.

She accessorised with a chain necklace and wore stacks of beaded, rainbow-coloured bracelets on both wrists alongside an Apple watch.

Little Poppy was dressed in a sweet caramel-coloured dress and wore a spotted bow headband.

The tot went barefoot as her parents posed for photographs following Rory’s win

As the family celebrated the achievement with a hug, Poppy burst into tears. 

Rory and Erica welcomed Poppy in September, with the Northern Irish pro announcing the happy news on Instagram.

Revealing they had named their daughter Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, Rory told fans that his daughter was ‘the absolute love of our lives’.

Sharing a black and white photo of himself holding the newborn’s hand, he also thanked staff at Jupiter Medical Centre in Florida for their ‘amazing care.’

‘Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, born August 31st, 12:15pm. She is the absolute love of our lives. Mother and baby are doing great,’ Rory wrote.

‘Massive thank you to all the staff at Jupiter Medical Center and Dr Sasha Melendy for their amazing care.

Rory met American Erica in 2012 when she was working for the PGA of America and they married at a lavish £200k event at Ashworth Castle in Co Mayo in 2017, after getting engaged in 2015.

Speaking to the Daily Mail after their engagement, Rory gushed of Erica: ‘She is a low-key person but she brings a level of normality to everything. She has a calming presence and that’s not just on me, it is noticeable in any company.’

‘She has been a great influence on me and has brought such a great balance to my life, between who I am when people see me out in the public eye and who I am at home.’

Rory famously split with ex-fiancée Caroline Wozniacki in 2014, just days after sending out their wedding invitations.