Neymar Damages Tee Box With Golf Swing

There are quite a few golfing footballers. Harry Kane, Thomas Müller and Gareth Bale have already proven their skills many times over. While Harry Kane is considered the best golfer in the Bundesliga, Gareth Bale has already taken part in international tournaments such as the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and even Rory McIlroy was impressed by the Welshman’s skills. However, a footballer who has also recently picked up a golf club still needs some practice. A video shows the superstar Neymar Jr, who now plays for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, playing golf in Abu Dhabi. It quickly becomes clear that the Brazilian has not been on a golf course very often.

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Neymar damages golf course

A short video showing Neymar attempting to swing a golf club spread like wildfire on social media, causing laughter and head-shaking around the world. In the clip, which was recorded during his stay in the United Arab Emirates, Neymar can be seen missing the ball with a huge swing and instead devastating the grass of the golf course. His failed attempt to master a sport outside his usual area of expertise quickly became the talk of the golfing world.

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Fans and spectators couldn’t help but draw a parallel with another famous sportsman: Gareth Bale. The Welsh soccer star, known for his love of golf, was humorously suggested by some as a potential mentor for Neymar. While Bale regularly shows off his skills on the golf course, Neymar still seems to have a long way to go to achieve the same. Perhaps it’s time for Neymar to not only improve his golf swings, but also ask for help from experts. Gareth Bale or professional golf coaches could help him hone his skills on the course and possibly discover a new passion. After all, as in soccer, practice is the key to success in golf.


“Focus on Your Driver and Your Approach Play” – How to Use Stats Your Way

Arccos collects data from millions of golfers – and Lou Stagner gives us an insight into what it reveals. Stagner is Data Insights Lead at Arccos and is probably the most readable golf statistician, and not just on Twitter, with his informative and funny content. In an interview with Golf Post, he talks about how important it is to know your own stats, why you should work on your expectations and how much fun he has with his new Stimp Meter.

Interview with Arccos Data Insights Lead Lou Stagner

Golf Post: Lou, it’s sometimes great, especially when you’re a golfer or a golf journalist, to get lost in numbers. But in order to get a better player, where do I start with the numbers?

Lou Stagner: I would say there’s a couple of different types of players. There are some players that are not interested in something like Arccos. They don’t want to use an app, they don’t want anything to do with that. And I get questions from people like that that saying ‚I want to get better, I want to track some stats, but I don’t want to use anything like Arccos.

For those not ready to make that jump, I would tell them that they should be measuring greens in regulation. Greens in regulation is a very big predictor of what your skill level is going to be. Better players hit more greens. That’s one of the traditional stats that has some value.

I would say track penalty shots. How many penalty strokes are you accruing each round? We want to limit those. Better players have much fewer penalty shots. So we want to hit the ball relatively solid and keep the ball in play. And that sort of dovetails into the last thing I would tell you: A lot of amateur players will track fairway percentage and there’s not a lot of value in that.

I would just tell you to track, because it is so important, how many tee shots you’re keeping in play. In play, it just means you have a reasonable chance at hitting a green in regulation. So you haven’t hit it into the water. You haven’t hit it into the trees and you need to come out sideways. So for those that don’t want to get to using something like Arccos, those are the basic things I would tell you to start with.

But I would encourage everyone to get to shot level tracking where you’re able to get strokes gained on each part of your game. Where the four parts of your game are off the tee, approach play, your short game around the green and putting. Within each area, you’re going to be able to get information on, for example, your approach play from different distances.

And it’s also fantastic information that you can use to deliver to your coach. If you’re working with a swing coach, you can give them very detailed information to help guide them on what they would work on with you. And doing all of these things helps you to focus on the areas you need improvement on the most and helps you to improve those quicker, which is going to help improve your scores and lower your handicap, which is what all of us are trying to do.

Why it’s important to “focus on the right thing”

Golf Post: How do I identify the stats I need to work on, that tools like Arccos provide? Does it necessarily have to be those where I lose most strokes?

Lou Stagner: That’s an interesting question. There’s so many variables in golf. Every shot you hit is different. You know, we’re not doing the same thing over and over again. It’s not like shooting a free throw in basketball where the rim is always 10 feet high and you’re always 15 feet from the rim. Everything is different in golf and that’s true for every player, but a good starting point is when you open up an app like our coach, you’re going to get your strokes gained for each part of the game.

And typically for a lot of players, you’re going to see a weakness there. You’re going to see something that is much lower than the rest. And that’s really common with players. And that’s typically a good place for you to start. Now, it doesn’t always mean that it’s the lowest hanging fruit for you.

Typically for most amateurs, I would tell you that you want to focus on your driver and your approach play. If you want to go from a 15 handicap down to a scratch player, that is going to be the lowest hanging fruit. Your full swing is going to be what’s going to move the needle the most for most players. But that’s not to say that everybody is like that. Everybody is different. Everyone has their own unique fingerprint.

You and I could both be 10 index players. And if you happen to be in the top 10 percent of putters for 10 index players, and I’m in the bottom 10 percent of putters, there’s about six shots of skill difference in putting between us roughly.

So remember we’re both 10 handicaps, but we’re about six shots different in putting skill. Me as the bad putter, if I could snap my fingers and become the same skill level in putting as you overnight, I would go from a 10 handicap down to a four. That’s how much opportunity there is for me to improve my overall handicap by focusing on the right thing.

Golf Post: Is there any stat that’s stuck in your head because it’s so eyeopening for any amateur player, that you think everybody should know it?

Lou Stagner: I’ll answer that in a way without necessarily giving a specific answer.

I put a lot of content out there around managing your expectations and in giving people actual stats from different skill levels about how likely somebody is to hit the green or how many shots they might average from a certain distance or how many shots they keep in play or how many tee shots go out of bounds.

I think it’s extremely important to understand those numbers because there’s so many amateur players that have pretty warped expectations on what a good shot is and what a bad shot is. What happens with a lot of amateur players is their expectations do not match reality.

I don’t want someone to hear this and think, well, I shouldn’t really care about the outcome. I shouldn’t really try. That’s not what I’m saying. Every single shot you hit, you should pick a good target and you should try to execute as best you can and have the ball go exactly where you want it to go.

But the key part there is you have to realize and accept that that is not going to happen very often, even for the best players in the world. They do not hit the ball exactly where they want to at a high frequency. You have to understand what reasonable expectations are for your skill level. It’s removed a lot of the frustration and it’s helped me play better because I’m not beating myself up over something that may actually be a good shot.

Understanding expectations, I think is a key component to helping you to play better.

“Golf is only relatively recent to the party”

Golf Post: You’re transforming a lot of the Arccos stats on Twitter into great content. People get quite mad at you on Twitter sometimes. Not only mad at you, but sometimes even at the numbers. Why do you think some people are so afraid of and mad at the stats and numbers and the maths and physics behind golf?

Lou Stagner: That’s a great question. I think what we’re seeing now in golf is what we have seen and continue to see in other sports. There are other sports that adopted analytics, advanced analytics, leveraging numbers to help improve performance. There are a number of sports that are well ahead of golf.

Golf is only relatively recent to the party. Mark Brody invented strokes gained. I think his first paper was around 2007 or 2008, somewhere in that range. And it started to be used on the PGA tour in 2011. It initially was only used with putting and then they expanded it to the rest of the game.

His book „Every Shot Counts“ was published 2014, I believe. Over the last 10 to 12 years, you’ve seen sort of this steady increase in understanding and adoption of leveraging math, numbers, analytics to help understand the game better and then help to drive improvements in performance. It’s a part of how we get better. The number of detractors will just continue to decline. I don’t think they’ll ever disappear, but they’ll just naturally continue to decline because we have a whole generation of golfers that are growing up with this as part of what they do.

“The partnership between Edoardo Molinari and Arccos is going to be transformative”

Golf Post: Because you mentioned Mark Brody – the Strokes Gained Method revolutionized the use of statistics within golf. Do you see something like it coming in the next years? Anything that will change the use of statistics within golf as much as the Strokes Gained Method did?

Lou Stagner: I think there are opportunities to improve what is looked at and what is included in Strokes Gained and how you calculate it. You’ll see people start to make those next steps in strokes gained.

I think the partnership between Edoardo Molinari and Arccos is going to be transformative. Edoardo is a very, very intelligent man and a world class golfer. As you know, he’s one of the key forces behind the European Ryder Cup team and what they’ve done leveraging analytics.

I’m a USA fan on the Ryder Cup and I need to figure out a way to sabotage him on the European side, so we have a better chance, I say that to him jokingly. I think the things that Edoardo has started to do with tour players is transformative and is going to help to shape the game.

I can tell you where you started and where you finished relative to the hole if we’re talking about approach shots, for example. But I can’t tell you what your intention was. If you’re 150 yards out and you have a pin that’s tucked into the corner and there’s water on that side and your target is 20 or 30 feet away from the hole and you hit it exactly where your target is, it’s going to look like you missed the hole by 30 feet when you may have hit exactly where your target was.

Those are the kind of things that you’re going to see work their way into stat tracking and game tracking. Everything that Edoardo is doing with tour players is going to start to trickle down to the rest of us and and you’re going to see a shift in what all of us are doing with respect to what is tracked, how it’s tracked, and then how we use it. To me, this partnership is a big inflection point.

And I think they’ll consider that similar to Brody inventing Strokes Gained. I don’t mean to take anything away from Mark Brody with what he did and what he’s added to the game. This is an evolution of the foundation that he built.

Golf Post: Do you think one could overrate statistics?

Lou Stagner: I think like anything else you can put too much focus on it. I think you can do that with your swing. You can do that with how you’re looking at the stats. I think too much of a good thing might be too much. Going over the top with anything is, depending on your personality, potentially something that won’t work for you.

Somebody like Matt Fitzpatrick, he’s a very analytical person. Or Bryson DeChambeau, they want all that information and that’s their personality. I don’t know if Dustin Johnson is thinking about golf the same way that Matt Fitzpatrick is. Dustin’s just like ‚Give me my club and where’s the hole?‘. I don’t mean to trivialize because he’s obviously a fantastic player, but he’s very different than Matt Fitzpatrick or Bryson DeChambeau. And so I think it’s important to make sure that how you are approaching the game kind of aligns with your personality.

I would say if you’re not a math person, if you’re not an analytics person, you shouldn’t ignore stats and just say, then that’s not for me. You have to figure out a way to do it in a way that is going to help you because there’s a lot of value there. But make sure that you’re staying true to your personality. If you’re more of a DJ like player, don’t try to make yourself a Matt Fitzpatrick type player. Hopefully that makes sense the way I said that.

Lou Stagner on The Maters

Golf Post: Absolutely. Lou, it’s Masters week. Is there anything we should look out for in Augusta statistics wise?

Lou Stagner: We could spend an entire two, three hours just on that.

Golf Post: Give us one or two interesting things to look out for.

Lou Stagner: One thing that always comes up every year is the third hole. The third hole is a short par four. It’s quasi reachable. Some people can get it onto the front edge or onto the green, depending on wind conditions.

When you look at the numbers over the last few years, putting it down there as far as you can to every pin position, tends to be materially better than laying up. I would say that players that are laying up are probably costing themselves a few tenths of a shot, fractions of a shot, which at that level is really what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to scoop up little fractions of a shot. So you want to make good decisions, select good targets, and all of those good decisions are going to result in a fraction of a shot improvement. And those little fractions of a shot add up to full shots. So the players that have put in the effort to understand those things, give themselves an advantage.

Golf Post: Have you done your calculations on who’s going to win the Masters yet?

Lou Stagner: It’s tough to make predictions. I mean, Scotty Scheffler is playing so well right now.

It’s hard to not pick somebody other than Scotty, because he’s just performing at another level. We know his ball striking is going to be there. If he can roll the putter and have a decent putting week, he’s going to be near the top of the leaderboard, no matter what. I’m interested to see how Jon Rahm does, obviously a fantastic player.

If I had to go with a secondary pick. He hasn’t been playing all that great this year, but I’m curious to see how Victor Hovland does there. And that’s maybe more of a fan pick than a numbers pick. Because I’m a huge fan of Victor Hovland.

Golf Post: One of my favourites among your recent tweets was the one on you buying a stimp meter and I’m curios to know if you have found the fastest surface in your house yet?

Lou Stagner: It’s funny. I’ve gotten stimp readings on everything and you’ve heard people joke before ‚It’s like putting on a hardwood floor‘ and I’ve tried to get a stimp reading on a hardwood floor. It’s impossible. The ball just goes forever. It doesn’t stop. I am the assistant coach of the Princeton men’s golf team. We have a big gymnasium on campus that is in the same building as our indoor practice facility. And there’s a huge, huge expanse of hardwood floor there – massive, multiple basketball courts together. From one end to the other, it might be 150 feet. Next time I’m there in that building, I’m bringing my stimp meter and I’m going to try to get a reading on hardwood floor to see what it actually is.

I think it could be well over a hundred. In my house, I have a stretch of about almost 30 feet, like kind of down a hallway and through another, I have about 30 feet of hardwood floor and I tried to get a stimp reading and the ball, when it hit the wall, it was still traveling at top speed. So I think a stimp reading on a hardwood floor is gonna be over a hundred.

Golf Post: That should prepare you for a US Open then.

Lou Stagner: It should, or Augusta. I’m not playing in either of those so it doesn’t quite matter. But it’s been fun to have and play around with and see what things are.


World Golf Ranking: Scheffler at the top and Top US Players

Scottie Scheffler maintained his lead in the World Golf Ranking as the top American and overall number one, showcasing stability at the pinnacle. Conversely, Wyndham Clark remains the fourth-ranked American golfer with no movement from his previous fourth place in the World Golf Ranking.

Xander Schauffele, another prominent American in golf, holds his position at fifth, indicating a steady performance among the elite. Meanwhile, Patrick Cantlay, ranked seventh, and Brian Harman, situated at eighth, retain their previous standings, reflecting a continuous display of solid golf without advancements in the ranking.

Dynamics in the US Golf Scene

Number eleven, Max Homa, experienced a minor slide, reflecting a slight negative shift in his status within the World Golf Ranking, leaving the top 10. Cameron Young lost one rank aswell and is now at fourteenth. Sahith Theegala at fifteenth have not seen any ranking changes this week. Keegan Bradley, now ranked sixteenth, has climbed two spots, signaling a positive development in his standing. The most remarkable improvement among the highlighted American players comes from Russell Henley, who vaulted from twenty-third to seventeenth, marking a significant upward trend in his World Golf Ranking.

Fluctuations in the Top 10

While the top three with Rory McIlroy on second and Jon Rahm on third hold steady, the remainder of the top 10 exhibits some shifts. Matt Fitzpatrick, the only player within this range to improve his standing, leapt from eleventh to tenth in the World Golf Ranking. This progress demonstrates his positive momentum as he moves into the elite group. On the other hand, the rest of the field within the top ten maintained their rankings, preempting any dramatic changes and prolonging the battle for supremacy in the tours ahead.

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World Golf Ranking Update: Matt Fitzpatrick is back in the top 10

The latest World Golf Ranking release continues to see Scottie Scheffler from the USA holding the top spot. Closely following him is Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in second place, maintaining his position from the previous week. The World Golf Ranking features prominent British players with Matt Fitzpatrick from England making positive strides, moving up one spot to the 10th position. Tommy Fleetwood, another English golfer, is currently ranked 13th, one rank lower than last week.

Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose, both hailing from England, experienced a dip in the World Golf Ranking. Hatton dropped two places to 19th, while Rose fell two spots to 58th. Robert MacIntyre from Scotland is now ranked 80th, a one-place drop from the previous ranking.

Analyzing the World Golf Ranking within the top 10, Jon Rahm of Spain remains at the 3rd spot with Americans Wyndham Clark and Xander Schauffele holding onto the 4th and 5th places respectively. Viktor Hovland from Norway maintains the 6th position, followed by Patrick Cantlay and Brian Harman of the USA who retain their 7th and 8th spots. Rounding out the ninth position is Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg. Among the notable shifts, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan has ascended two spots, landing at 12th in the World Golf Ranking. This shift highlights the ongoing competitiveness and dynamism within the sport’s elite echelon. The World Golf Ranking continues to provide a benchmark for golfers’ performance globally, reflecting their recent achievements and form in professional golf tournaments.

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Club de Golf La Cañada Elevates Golf Experience with Enhanced Buggy Fleet

Club de Golf La Cañada in San Roque, Spain, renowned for its elevated position in the golf-enthusiast-rich community of Guadiaro, is ensuring that players can navigate the course with even greater ease and comfort by enhancing its fleet of buggies. Golfers can now make their way through the 18 holes aboard a modern buggy, simply by opting for this service when they reserve their tee time. The convenience of a smooth ride is at the players’ fingertips, promising an upgraded and leisurely golfing experience.

More Golf Cards For Even More Comfort

This latest addition is intended to complement the picturesque course, often regarded as a jewel on the Costa del Golf, and cater to golfers of all levels seeking a pleasant round in the midst of the Mediterranean landscape. The availability of a reliable and comfortable buggy fleet not only adds a touch of luxury but also underscores the club’s commitment to providing the best for its members and guests. Whether you’re looking to protect your energy for the perfect swing or just relish a breezy transition from hole to hole, Club de Golf La Cañada’s buggies are poised to deliver.

Beyond the practical benefits, the option to ride in style highlights La Cañada’s dedication to elevating the overall golfing experience, ensuring that visitors can indulge in the area’s natural beauty without compromising on comfort. With the aim of delivering exceptional service and fostering a memorable round of golf, Club de Golf La Cañada’s initiative is set to attract both local players and international visitors to the vibrant greens of Spain’s prestigious Sotogrande region.


Lee Harpin Makes Return to North Wales Golf Club as PGA Professional

In a move that’s set to bolster the instructional prowess at North Wales Golf Club (NWGC), the club has just announced the return of Lee Harpin as a PGA golf professional. Lee, a familiar and respected figure in the golfing community, is set to reprise his role in mentoring and training at the club. His homecoming is not just a boost for the club’s coaching team but also for members and guests who are keen to enhance their game under his guidance.

North Wales Golf Club: “Welcome Back Lee Harpins”

Lee Harpin’s return is certainly cause for celebration among the club’s staff and members. His previous stint at NWGC laid down a legacy of excellence and a commitment to the sport that is still fondly remembered. Lee will be integrating his extensive knowledge and experiences with the existing coaching crew, led by Richard, to create a dynamic and comprehensive coaching environment. With a focus on developing players’ skills and helping them to achieve their full potential, Lee’s role will be integral to the continued success of the club’s training offerings.

With the promise of renewed vigor in the club’s instructional programs, both novices and seasoned players at NWGC can look forward to reaping the benefits of Lee’s expertise. His approach to teaching, characterized by a combination of traditional techniques and innovative methods, promises to keep the training modules fresh, challenging, and effective. The announcement has definitely stirred excitement and now, with Lee back on the green, the future of golf looks even brighter at the North Wales Golf Club.


Justin Thomas And His Caddie Part Ways Before The Masters

A little over a week before the Masters in Augusta, Justin Thomas has now announced his split from his caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay. Who will stand on the side of the 30-year-old from now on is not yet known.

End of Collaboration between Justin Thomas and Jim Mackay

As Justin Thomas has announced, the collaboration between him and his caddie Jim Mackay has come to an end. Their three-year-partnership marked a quite successful period for the 58-year-old caddie alongside the former world number one. In 2022, Thomas secured his second major title at the PGA Championship after 2017. “The things we’ve been able to accomplish together – the PGA Championship in 2022, the Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cups were all unforgettable experiences,” writes Thomas via Instagram. However, after Thomas failed to win a PGA Tour title in 2023 for the first time since 2015, it was perhaps time for a change for the American. Although Justin Thomas achieved four top-12 finishes in his first five tournament appearances this year, he recently missed the cut at the prestigious Players Championship in Sawgrass.

Jim Mackay: One of the most experienced caddies on the Tour

Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay is one of the most successful caddies on the PGA Tour and is known to golf fans primarily for his long-standing partnership with Phil Mickelson. The partnership with the five-time major champion lasted a total of 25 years, ending in 2017. “While incredibly difficult for me to say, Bones and I have parted ways. I’m going to be forever thankful for him joining me on the bag in 2021,” explains Justin Thomas. “His wisdom on and off the course has been a blessing during a tough stretch of my career and he was there every step of the way. I know there are great things coming for both of us down the road. I wish him the best of luck and will always count him and his family amongst my friends,” Thomas adds.


Jon Rahm and his wife: A look into the family of the golf star

Jon Rahm is one of the most popular golfers in the world. The Masters Champion from 2023 already looks back on an impressive career on the PGA Tour and as a newer development the LIV Golf League. Of the course the Spaniard enjoys life with his wife Kelley and his kids. Rahm even announced another addition to his family. Here’s a glimpse into the private life of the golf star and his wife Kelley Cahill.

Jon Rahm And His Wife Kelley Cahill

Jon Rahm and Kelly Cahill met at a Halloween party in college at Arizona State University. Jon Rahm’s wife was also a student athlete, competing in track & field with the javelin throw as her strong suit. They officially began dating in 2016. Married in 2019 back in Rahms native country Spain, they are now parents to two sons. Their first born, Kepa was born in April 2021 and Eneko in August 2022. As they have announced via Instagram, the family is expected to have another addition to the family, with baby number three on its way.

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A warmhearted small-town boy

Jon Rahm was born on November 10, 1994 in a small town called Barrika, which is inhabiting just over 1000 people. While Jon Rahm and his wife now raise their children in Arizona, Rahm parents still live in Spain. His father Edorta Rahm was a businessman in the gasoline industry, his mother Ángela Rodríguez worked as a midwife at a local clinic. Both parents were very active, especially his father, who is, according to his own statements, responsible for his winner mindset and plays a huge role in his career. With Eriz Rahm, Jon also has an older brother who is working as a golf instructor for children. As Jon has mentioned priorly, his family is the most important thing to him, especially his kids.


Jon Rahm and wife Kelley expecting third child

Amid the hustle and bustle right before the 2024 US Masters, reigning champion Jon Rahm remains grounded by his growing family. The social media post announcing the pregnancy was met with enthusiasm from fans and peers alike. In the accompanying photo, Rahm and Kelley are seen with their two children, Kepa and Eneko, sharing the ultrasound image of their soon-to-be addition.

Jon Rahm and wife Kelley expecting their third child

While specific details such as the baby’s gender and due date were not disclosed, the Rahm family’s excitement is palpable. Rahm’s playful comment about “officially moving to zone defense” adds a lighthearted touch to the announcement.

The golf community joins the superstar and his wife in celebrating their family happiness. For example, Layna Finau, wife of Tony Finau and mother of several children herself, commented under the post and congratulated the parents-to-be. Rahm’s compatriot Sergio Garcia also offered his congratulations, as did other LIV colleagues.

A college lovestory

Jon Rahm’s journey to golfing stardom is well-documented, but behind every successful man is often an equally remarkable woman. In Rahm’s case, that woman is his wife, Kelley Cahill. Their love story traces back to their college days at Arizona State University, where they began dating. Their relationship reached new heights when Rahm proposed to Cahill in June 2018, just before competing in the U.S. Open. The heartfelt proposal, complete with a ring designed by Rahm himself, set the stage for their fairy-tale wedding in Rahm’s hometown of Bilbao, Spain, in December 2019. Since tying the knot, Rahm and Cahill have welcomed two sons, Kepa and Eneko, into their family. Now the couple awaits a new addition to their family.


Rory McIlroy and his wife: Who is the woman at the Northern Irishman’s side?

Rory McIlroy is one of the most successful players in the world and travels the globe week after week to secure his position in the world’s top three. His current wife, Erica Stoll, has been by his side for nine years. The American from New York and the Northern Irishman first met at the 2012 Ryder Cup, have been a couple since 2015 and celebrated a dream wedding in Ireland in 2017. They have been parents to a healthy daughter since 2020.

Rory McIlroy and his wife: from faux pas to dream wedding

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll met at the 2012 Ryder Cup, when McIlroy almost overslept his tee time and arrived at the tee just 10 minutes before the start of the round. Erica Stoll, who was working for the PGA at the time, was right in the middle of the action. Three years later, McIlroy and Stoll appeared as a couple for the first time, followed by their wedding in 2017.

The couple didn’t let themselves get carried away and celebrated a real fairytale wedding. An Irish castle from the 13th century was to be the location. The wedding lasted four days and is estimated to have cost the couple between 250,000 and 500,000 euros. The guest list is said to have included golf stars, One Direction singer Niall Horan and actor Jamie Dornen. Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran, among others, provided the musical backdrop. A real line-up of celebrities. Afterwards, the newlyweds enjoyed their honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Parents of little Poppy

Five years later, on August 31, 2020, the couple’s happiness was made complete with the birth of their daughter Poppy Kennedy McIlroy. After the birth, Rory McIlroy wrote on Instagram: ” She is the absolute love of our lives. “