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Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica have called off their divorce. 

According to The Guardian, the couple have reconciled, with the divorce petition filed by the four-time major champion in a Florida court last month voluntarily dismissed.

Contacted by the newspaper’s golf correspondent Ewan Murray, McIlroy said: “There have been rumours about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumour is a fool’s game.

“Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realised that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning.”

McIlroy had filed for divorce from his wife of seven years on the Monday of PGA Championship week last month – the morning after winning the Wells Fargo Championship.

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His petition described the marriage as “irretrievably broken” and asked that a prenuptial agreement be validated and enforced. McIlroy also hired Thomas Sasser, the same attorney who represented Tiger Woods when his wife Elin divorced him in 2010.

McIlroy and Stoll couple met in 2012 during the Ryder Cup and officially became an item in 2015.

Two years after that, they married in a lavish ceremony at Ashford Castle attended by more than 200 guests.

Stoll subsequently became a fixture at many of McIlroy’s tournament victories and, in August 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Poppy.

However, Stoll was noticeably absent from The Masters in April where an out-of-sorts McIlroy held an extremely brief pre-tournament press conference before going on to finish in a tie for 22nd.

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Earlier on Tuesday, McIlroy talked up his prospects of ending his decade-long major drought at Pinehurst this week.

“I’m really proud of my body of work over the past 15 years and everything that I have achieved,” said the world No.3.

“Obviously getting my hands on a fifth major has taken quite a while, but I’m more confident than ever that I’m right there, that I’m as close as I’ve ever been.”

The 35-year-old has seven top-10 finishes from his last ten starts in major championships, a stretch includes finishing runner-up twice.

He gets his US Open challenge under way on Thursday in the company of Scottie Scheffler and PGA champion Xander Schauffele.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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