Rory McIlroy and wife Erica are expecting their first child, it was revealed on Saturday’s NBC broadcast of the BMW Championship.
During the third round, reporter Steve Sands said that the couple is expecting a baby girl “any day now.”
The news first slipped out, but went unconfirmed when Seminole Golf Club head professional Bob Ford let the cat out of the bag. Ford appeared as a guest on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio with host Taylor Zarzour back in May to discuss the Skins Game match at the club.
Zarzour noted that McIlroy, 31, had mentioned that he hadn’t touched a club for seven weeks since the Players Championship was called on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic until recently, and innocently asked, “It doesn’t take that long for the rust to wear off, right?”
“Not for these guys, best in the world,” Ford said. “Rory … they are expecting a baby. She’s pregnant, and he’s been taking a little time off.”
McIlroy met his wife, a former PGA of America employee, at the 2012 Ryder Cup when he famously overslept due to the time change and needed a ride to the course. The couple became engaged in December 2015 in Paris, and married in April 2017 at Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo.