JUPITER, Fla. — Golfer Rory McIlroy will tee off Friday for the first time as a father.
The 31-year-old Northern Ireland native and part-time Jupiter resident made the announcement Thursday on Twitter.
His wife, Erica Stoll, gave birth to their daughter, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, at Jupiter Medical Center on Monday at 12:15 p.m.
Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, born August 31st, 12:15pm. She is the absolute love of our lives. Mother and baby are doing great. Massive thank you to all the staff at Jupiter Medical Center and Dr Sasha Melendy for their amazing care ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/IwFeGf8rod— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 3, 2020
The post said the newborn is "the absolute love of our lives," and "mother and baby are doing great."
The 18-time PGA Tour winner only had a few days to spend with his wife and new daughter before heading to Atlanta.
McIlroy will compete this weekend against 30 other golfers in the Tour Championship for a $46 million purse, including $15 million for the winner.