REVEALED: How Mother’s Day snub was just one of the signs that Rory McIlroy’s marriage was on the rocks before he and Erica Stoll filed for divorce

Following the news of Rory McIlroy filing for divorce from Erica Stoll, the golfer not mentioning his wife of seven years during a Mother’s Day days prior tribute appeared to be a sign of their fallout.

The papers were filed on Monday, as confirmed by McIlroy’s team leading up to the PGA Championship tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

Before the filing, McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. With the tournament wrapping up during US Mother’s Day, McIlroy praised his mother while leaving Stoll, the mother of his three-year-old daughter Poppy, out of the tribute.

‘Yeah, my mom’s amazing,’ McIlroy said. ‘I think most people know my dad, but my mom Rosie is sort of the rock or the gel that holds our family together. She always has been.’

‘I’m probably a lot more like my dad, but I wish I was a little more like my mom at times,’ he added. ‘So if you’re watching, mom, happy Mother’s Day! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow.’

Rory McIlroy snubbed Erica Stoll during a Mother’s Day tribute days before filing their divorce

McIlroy and Stoll got married in 2017 and welcomed their daughter Poppy Kennedy in 2020

McIlroy and Stoll got married in 2017 and welcomed their daughter Poppy Kennedy in 2020 

The documents state that McIlroy and Stoll's marriage had been 'irretrievably broken'

The documents state that McIlroy and Stoll’s marriage had been ‘irretrievably broken’

Their divorce petition reportedly states that the pair had signed a prenuptial agreement. The documents also call for shared custody and a parenting plan to be established for Poppy.

McIlroy and Stoll signed the prenuptial agreement a month before their lavish wedding at Ashford Castle in April 2017. Seven years later, they asked for the prenup to be enforced as the marriage had become ‘irretrievably broken’.

The Northern Irishman’s attorney is listed as Thomas Sasser, who represented Tiger Woods when he filed for divorce from Elin Nordegren in 2010.

McIlroy met Stoll during the 2012 Ryder Cup while she worked for the PGA as a transport official.

They maintained a platonic relationship while McIlroy dated tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. McIlroy and Wozniacki got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2013 but broke up a few months later. By late 2014, Stoll and McIlroy began dating.

The pair got engaged in December 2015 and had Poppy in August 2020.

Amid the divorce news, McIlroy is at Valhalla gearing up for the PGA Championship – a tournament that he won in 2012 and 2014. McIlroy will tee off at 8:15 am on Thursday alongside Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.