Jun 4, 2022; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Rory McIIroy yells after this his tee shot went right on the 17th hole during Round 3 of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio on June 4, 2022. Pga Memorial Tournament Round 3

Since it was announced that Rory McIlroy was getting a divorce from his wife of seven years, Erica Stoll, rumors have been that he is involved with CBS golf reporter Amanda Balionis.

The rumors intensified over the weekend when the pair were seen hugging at the Canadian Open over the weekend.

TMZ posted photos of the pair laughing and then hugging each other after his interview.

Although the pair have seemed chummy at times, sources familiar with the situation say that the pair have a strictly professional relationship.

According to reports, one of the reasons for their divorce is Stoll was struggling to be a famous golfer’s wife.

“Rory was a hard person to be married to,” an insider said. “[Erica] knew what she was getting into with his profession, but once they had Poppy, things really changed and she had a new perspective. “Erica was usually absent for most of his tournaments and was really focused on Poppy.”

So far his divorce hasn’t affected his game. In fact the week of the Canadian Open, he went out and celebrated his caddie’s birthday the night before the tournament started and reportedly showed up a bit hungover but it didn’t seem to bother him. He shot an opening round of 66 and finished tied for fourth at the end of the tournament.


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