OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Golf may have to take a back seat for Rory McIlroy, even if $ 15 million is at stake.
McIlroy revealed on Saturday that he and his wife, Erica, are expecting their first child any day.
“We’re going to be parents very soon, so we’re obviously super excited,” she said. “Yes, we shared the news with friends and family, of course, but I didn’t think it was something I really needed to share here. It’s a private matter, but we’re really excited and we can” Wait for it to get here. “
While playing for BMW and the Northern Trust for the past two weeks, McIlroy waited for a phone call that his wife was going into labor. He plans to leave to be with his wife when the call comes. Depending on the timing, McIlroy could miss the Tour Championship in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend, when the winner will receive $ 15 million.
“It just depends on what happens,” McIlroy said. “I will play in many more Tour Championships and it will be the birth of your first child only once. This one overcomes everything else.”
McIlroy acknowledged that the anticipation and anticipation of his birth influenced his focus on the path. Last weekend he finished in 65th place at the Northern Trust tournament and is currently tied for sixth, just three headers from Sunday’s final round of the BMW championship.
“Not so much the first few weeks, but the last two weeks, when you’re like – you go out to play and maybe you don’t know if you’re going to finish the round or not,” McIlroy said. “Look, that’s definitely not an excuse. I didn’t play well enough. But again, it’s cool – I keep talking about perspective. If you play bad, I’ve got some great things coming up on the horizon, which is really interesting and makes bad days much easier to manage.