An anonymous source surprised many with details about Rory McIlroy's divorce

'A point of contention in Rory's marriage with Erica was that Erica was lonely in their marriage.' -anonymous source told.

by Sead Dedovic
An anonymous source surprised many with details about Rory McIlroy's divorce
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Rory McIlroy's divorce from Erica Stoll has sparked a huge number of reactions. The Northern Irishman was married for seven years, and many were surprised after the media confirmed Rory's divorce. 

This brilliant golfer doesn't want to talk much about his divorce in public, focusing on building his golf career and staying out of the spotlight when it comes to his private life. 

McIlroy is primarily focused on winning tournaments, especially Majors, aware that he has missed out on much since the last time he won a Major. 

An anonymous source speaking to People revealed interesting details regarding McIlroy and his divorce from Erica. Namely, that source emphasizes that Rory wants to find himself again after everything and get back on the winning track.

'He's just trying to find himself, focus and get back to winning."- Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by PEOPLE.

In the life of this brilliant golfer, much has happened recently. The arrival of the LIV Golf disrupted things in the world of golf, and Rory McIlroy was one of the main advocates of the PGA Tour, opposing the arrival of LIV Golf, a tour supported by Saudi Arabia. 

The 35-year-old golfer became part of the PGA Tour Policy Board, but after some time, he decided to leave such a position, stating that he wants to focus more on his game and successes on the golf scene. 

The Northern Irishman also surprised many a few months ago, changing his stance on LIV Golf. He admitted that the merger is the best solution and that in these conditions, there is no better option for both Tours. 

The person who fiercely criticized LIV has rapidly changed their views. That's what frustrated some of the fans. 

An anonymous source decided to speak about the frustration of the Northern Irishman regarding the arrival of LIV Golf.

'Plus, he put his blood, sweat and tears into defending the PGA against LIV golf the last two years and it was basically for nothing,' the source said.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his wife Erica and daughter Poppy
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his wife Erica and daughter Poppy© Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport

The source explained the challenges of being a golfer's spouse, highlighting the constant absence due to tournaments and practice sessions. He/she emphasized the necessity of trust in such relationships, mentioning that one either has to accompany the golfer on tour or maintain faith in them while they're away. The source emphasized the impracticality of expecting the golfer to be present at home to assist with childcare duties.

The life of an athlete in general, including golfers, brings various challenges, making it very difficult to strike a balance between personal and professional life. Several golfers have already spoken about this. Being constantly absent, not seeing family and children, is challenging. Despite everything, most of them strive to give their best to both preserve their family and achieve success in the golfing world. Rory McIlroy has been very active lately, leading some to speculate that this could be one of the reasons for his divorce.

Anonymous source: Erica was lonely in their marriage

Another source has decided to reveal some details regarding the marriage of the great golfer and his wife, highlighting that Rory's wife had been unhappy in this marriage. In addition, the anonymous source points out that McIlroy can be difficult at times. This is also one of the reasons why the 35-year-old has become a respected golfer, firmly believing in his principles and ideas.

'A point of contention in Rory's marriage with Erica was that Erica was lonely in their marriage. Rory was a hard person to be married to.' -anonymous source told Us Weekly.

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy
Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy© Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport

This couple, now former, welcomed their daughter Poppy in the year 2020. She brought tremendous happiness into their home. This source revealed that Erica understood what Rory's profession entailed, but it seems she agreed to cope with his constant departures and travels to major tournaments. 

The anonymous source continues, highlighting that when they had their daughter, things changed, and Erica gained a new perspective on everything. Previously, she used to be present at most of his performances. After they had their daughter, she watched fewer of Rory's tournament appearances and focused more on their daughter and her development.

Let's remind ourselves, this couple met in 2012 when Erica worked for the PGA of America and played a crucial role in assisting Rory, who almost missed his tee time at the Ryder Cup. After that, they kept in touch, and it all blossomed into a great love. Rory proposed to her in Paris in 2015, and two years later, this couple got married. McIlroy has never talked much about his private life, nor life outside of the golf world. That's also one of the reasons why such news surprised golf fans.

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