Rory McIlroy has sought legal separation from his significant other Erica in the seven day stretch of the US PGA Title in Kentucky.

Court records show the Northern Irishman presented a "request for disintegration of marriage" in Palm Ocean side Region in Florida on Monday.

They wedded in 2017 and have one kid together, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, who was brought into the world in 2020.

A representative for the golf player affirmed the news and "focused on Rory's craving to guarantee this troublesome time is basically as conscious and neighborly as could be expected".

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The pair met in 2012 when Erica was working for the PGA of America at the Ryder Cup and McIlroy acknowledged her for assisting him with getting a police escort to the course in the wake of misreading his tee time for the Sunday singles.

McIlroy came to the course with only minutes in excess and proceeded to beat Keegan Bradley as Europe pulled off the 'Wonder at Medinah' by recuperating from 10-6 behind to hold the prize.

McIlroy, 35, petitioned for legal separation the day in the wake of bringing home the Wells Fargo Title for the fourth time at Quail Empty.

The world number two is planned to address the media at 18:00 BST on Wednesday at Valhalla as he gets ready for the subsequent men's major of the year, what begins on Thursday.

He won his fourth and last major to date at the Louisville course in 2014.

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This news will stun numerous eyewitnesses of the game, given the way that McIlroy has focused on of day to day life since wedding Erica quite a while back.

As of late he discussed how his viewpoint had modified from the days before his marriage. "I lived and kicked the bucket by each outcome," he said. "It's a little unique today where I'm hitched, have a youngster and after the round you're simply a dad."

According to a playing golf point of view the 35-year-old has recently shown that he can flourish during troublesome times in his own life. In 2014 he split with then fiancee Caroline Wozniacki and around the same time came out on top for the BMW PGA Title at Wentworth.

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McIlroy then left on his best summer winning The Open and US PGA Title.

Just last Sunday he finished a shocking triumph at the Wells Fargo Title a day prior presenting his legal documents. He won, playing close by Shane Lowry, at the Zurich Exemplary in his past trip recently.

McIlroy has been seen on the training range on Tuesday as he gets ready to attempt to land his fifth significant title.


Does Rory McIlroy have a child?

He and Erica wedded in April 2017 and have one youngster together, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, who was brought into the world in 2020.

Who is winning Wells Fargo?

Rory McIlroy wins Wells Fargo once more; Rose Zhang takes Pioneers Cup to end Nelly Korda's streak. Rory McIlroy brought home the Wells Fargo Title for a record fourth time Sunday, defeating a two-stroke shortage to beat Xander Schauffele by five strokes in Charlotte, N.C.. No other player has won the occasion over two times