McIlroy, Wife Expecting 1st Child in Just Days

Perhaps there is a reason that Rory McIlroy has not looked quite himself over the last several weeks – he is about to be a dad. 

McIlroy and his wife Erica are expecting their first child, a girl, in a matter of days. 

“We’re about to be parents very soon, so we’re obviously super excited. We’ve been sharing the news with friends and family, obviously, but I didn’t think that it was something that I really particularly needed to share out here. It’s a private matter, but we’re really excited and can’t wait for her to get here,” said McIlroy following the third round of the BMW Championship. 

It is possible that the birth of McIlroy’s first child could interfere with him trying to win another Tour Championship and FedExCup. 

McIlroy said the decision will be easy. 

“I’m going to play in many more Tour Championships, and it’s only going to be the birth of your first child once. That trumps anything else,” he said. 

McIlroy is currently three-shots back of leader Dustin Johnson at the BMW Championship. 

He started the day in first place, before posting a 3-over 73 on Saturday afternoon.

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