Rory McIlroy said "Mother and baby are doing well"
Rory McIlroy & # 39; s wife Erica gave birth to the couple's first child, the four-time winner has revealed.
The Northern Irishman wrote on Instagram that Poppy Kennedy McIlroy was born on Monday and "is the absolute love of our lives".
The 31-year-old also thanked the staff at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida for their "tremendous care."
It is not yet clear whether McIlroy will choose to back down draw from the Tour Championship starting Friday in Atlanta.
"Mother and baby are doing well," added McIlroy in his Instagram post.
The former world number one had said he was willing to withdraw from the previous week's BMW Championship or Tour Championship if Erica is in labor.
McIlroy will no longer be giving an interview at the East Lake Tour Championship venue on Thursday afternoon.