Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll are expecting their first baby "any day now" 6 months ago

Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll are expecting their first baby "any day now"

He's just waiting on the call, apparently.

It has been three years since their fairytale wedding at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, and now Rory McIlroy and his wife, Erica Stoll, are just days away from welcoming their first baby into the world.

According to Golf Channel  – and the world media at large today – Stoll is reportedly nine months pregnant — which may explain why the 31-year-old golfer recently admitted he 'doesn’t plan on playing outside the USA anytime soon.'

Golf Channel, the TV network who broke the news, said that while McIlroy is currently competing in the BMW Championship in Chicago,  Erica has been resting at their home as the couple prepares for the arrival of a baby girl.

No comment has yet been made as to what will happen to the dad-to-be's sporting calendar over the coming months, but McIlroy himself apparently told reporters last month that he wouldn't be competing in the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open, admitting he was 'unlikely to play outside of America any time soon.'

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Which, you know, makes sense when you realise his wife is days away from delivering a baby.

After the news broke of his wife's pregnancy, the golfer told reporters in Chicago yesterday he was basically just waiting for the call that the birth was underway.

“I’m just waiting for a phone call,” McIlroy said at the conclusion of his round.

“I was waiting for a phone call last week and it didn’t come, and then (McIlroy’s caddy) Harry (Diamond) has been keeping his phone in his pocket just to make sure, but nothing as of yet.”