Golfer Rory McIlroy, wife welcome baby girl born at Jupiter Medical Center

Daughter is 'love of our lives,' tweet says
Rory McIlroy
Posted at 4:52 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 18:19:19-04

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.

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.