Rory McIlroy filed for divorce from his wife Erica Stoll in a Palm Beach County court in Florida on Monday, May 14, TMZ reported.

Rory McIlroy, the golf pro who hails from Co Down, and Erica Stoll got married at Ashford Castle in Co Mayo in Ireland in April 2017.

The two share a daughter together, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, who was born in 2020.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that reasons for the split "were not made immediately available."

Public court records show a return of service served to Erica on Monday.

In a statement on Tuesday, McIlroy’s representatives "stressed Rory’s desire to ensure this difficult time is as respectful and amicable as possible."

The statement said McIlroy will not be making further comment.

McIlroy filed for divorce the day after he won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club in North Carolina, taking home a prize of $3.6 million.

Currently ranked number two in the world, McIlroy is set to compete in the PGA Championship in Kentucky this weekend.

McIlroy and Stoll, who is from upstate New York, met almost by accident in 2012.

During the Ryder Cup in 2012, Stoll, the manager of Championship Volunteer Operations at the PGA of America, noticed that McIlroy had not shown up as his tee time approached. She dashed to his hotel and discovered he had mistaken his tee off time. She got him to the course just on time.

Previously speaking with Cool FM, McIlroy explained: "We were friends for a couple of years and we knew each other sort of from the golf circuit, and in summer 2014, towards the end of the summer, started to spend a bit more time together and it went from there."

McIlroy, who was previously engaged to tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, proposed to Stoll in Paris in December 2016 and the two tied the knot less than a year later at the luxurious Ashford Castle in Co Mayo.

In attendance at the celebration were Ed Sheeran, Jamie Dornan, Chris Martin, and Niall Horan, among other celebrities.

Stevie Wonder and a 15-piece band performed "Isn't She Lovely" for the newlyweds and US Masters champion Sergio Garcia showed up as did many other golfers from the PGA ranks.

Congratulations to Erica & @McIlroyRory on your wedding day! Best wishes from all @BallinrobeGolf

— Ballinrobe Golf Club (@BallinrobeGolf) April 22, 2017