Rory McIlroy and wife Erica Stoll looked relaxed and happy as she joined him on the course at the annual Par 3 Contest in Augusta on Wednesday.
The contest sees the golfers’ relatives stepping in as their caddies and Erica fulfilled the duty for Rory while other golfers were helped out by their adorable toddlers, children, girlfriends and wives.
They tend to keep a low profile but their first public outing as a married couple saw her supporting him at the Irish Open in Derry last year and she has been a regular by his side ever since, most recently celebrating his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month.
They first met in 2012 when he overslept at the Ryder Cup and she provided a police escort to get him to the course on time.
Winning the Masters would make McIlroy the sixth golfer to have ever won all four of golf’s majors during his career and he is hoping this year will be his year.
“I’m an avid fan of the history of the game, and I know a win here and what that would mean and where that would put me in history alongside some of the greatest that have ever played this game,” McIlroy told ESPN.
“And that would mean an awful lot to me.”
McIlroy was previously engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniaki.
Article courtesy of ‘The Irish Independent’