In April 2017, golfer, Rory McIlroy, married the lovely American, Erica Stoll. In a twist on the classic fairy tale, the golf pro, who led his team to victory at the 2012 Ryder Cup, fell for the young beauty that rescued him that day. But very few people know who Erica Stoll really is. Here are four fun facts about her.
She Was Working for the PGA When She Met Her Husband
McIlroy is a lucky man. He is married to a woman who truly understands the rigors of his job. That’s because she’s seen it from both sides. She was working for the PGA in 2012, so she is uniquely qualified to understand the pressure her husband is under on a daily basis.
She Rescued Her Husband in 2012
Not only did Erica meet her husband to be in 2012, she also had the chance to save him. Not his life, but definitely his reputation. On the day of the 2012 Ryder Cup, McIlroy nearly ruined the day before it started. When he overslept, Erica was the employee who reacted quickly, rescuing him before the police sped him to the golf course.
She Prefers a Life Away from the Cameras
Though she is the first one on the course to support her husband, Erica doesn’t really like all the cameras and paparazzi. She would rather spend her time with her family and friends and out of the spotlight.
She Had a Star-Studded Wedding
On April 21,2017, the two lovebirds married at Ashworth Castle, a 13th century castle in Ireland. Among the big names at the event were Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, and Niall Horan.
She Loves to Sail
Erica prefers activities that keep her out of the spotlight. When she isn’t cheering on her man, she enjoys sailing and watching the television show The Bachelor.