PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy is gearing up for the 2024 US Open golf championship. However, the world No. 3 golfer has been dealing with some steep personal life woes. News broke that McIlroy filed for divorce from his wife Erica Stoll in mid-May. McIlroy and Stoll's separation has taken a crucial turn one month after the filing.

McIlroy's manager Sean O'Flaherty initially spoke on the golfer's behalf in a statement released on May 14th.

“Rory McIlroy's communications team confirmed today that a divorce has been filed,” O'Flaherty said, per ESPN. “They stressed Rory's desire to ensure this difficult time is as respectful and amicable as possible. He will not be making any further comment.”

However, roughly one month later, the couple has reconciled their issues, and their divorce case has been dismissed, The Guardian reports. McIlroy provided insight into the development with a statement shortly before the start of the US Open.

“There have been rumours about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumour is a fool’s game,” McIlroy told The Guardian.

“Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realised that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning,” McIlroy added.

Fans questioned the impact of Rory McIlroy's rumored divorce after his finish at the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. McIlroy finished T12 with a score of 66-71-68-67. His finish was a striking difference to his showing at the Wells Fargo Championship in early May. McIlroy shot
67-68-67-65 and won the competition.

McIlroy got back on track with a strong showing of the RBC Canadian open, fishing T4. Yet, he grabbed fans' attention again with a T15 outing at the Memorial Tournament. With rumors of his divorce finally dissolved, McIlroy is looking for a top finish at the US Open amongst elite competition.

Rory McIlroy seeks another major win at US Open at conclusion of divorce rumors 

McIlroy arrives at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina searching for his fifth major win. He will partner Scottie Scheffler (world No. 1) and Xander Schauffele (No. 2) in rounds one and two. Regardless of how things go, McIlroy is proud of what he has accomplished so far.

“I’m really proud of my body of work over the past 15 years and everything that I have achieved, whether it be season-long titles or individual tournaments or majors,” McIlroy said.

“Obviously getting my hands on a fifth major has taken quite a while, but I’m more confident than ever that I’m right there, that I’m as close as I’ve ever been,” McIlroy added.

With the divorce buzz behind him, McIlroy feels a bit lighter and ready to focus on the tasks at hand. The Northern Irish PGA star seeks to add his name to the record books, but it will not be easy. Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele are on a mission to claim victory as well.

The 2024 US Open will be one for the ages, given the caliber of competition. Can Rory McIlroy secure his first major victory since 2014?