Rory McIlroy Spotted With Wife After US Open Collapse, Reconciliation

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Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was spotted with his wife, Erica Stoll, and their daughter, Poppy, for the first time since his U.S. Open collapse on Sunday (June 16) in photos obtained by the New York Post on Monday (June 17).

The couple, who recently announced their decision to call off their divorce, appeared to take their daughter to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida, with Erica wearing a large engagement ring. McIlroy, 35, the No. 2 overall golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking, who hasn't won a major since 2014, was seen watching a monitor in frustration and driving away from the course without taking questions after missing a would-be par putt that was three feet, nine inches away from the cup.

The Northern Ireland native had previously missed a two-foot, six-inch would-be par putt on the 16th hole while leading by one stroke. Bryson DeChambeau capitalized by shooting for par on 18 to finish one stroke ahead of McIlroy at 6-under and win his second U.S. Open and major title.

The California native entered the day with a three-stroke lead on McIlroy, who was tied with Matthieu Pavon and Patrick Cantlay at 4-under.

"Rory is one of the best to ever play," DeChambeau said via ESPN after his U.S. Open win, which marked his second victory at the tournament and second career major. "He'll win multiple more major championships. There's no doubt. I think that fire in him is going to continue to grow."

McIlroy revealed his and Stoll's decision to call off their divorce in a statement to the Guardian last Tuesday (June 11).

“There have been rumours about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumour is a fool’s game," McIlroy said. "Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realized that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning."

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