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Nothing beats becoming a dad, even if you're Rory McIlroy

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The picture Rory posted on Instagram

The picture Rory posted on Instagram

The picture Rory posted on Instagram

Rory McIlroy has won many of golf's top prizes, pocketed more millions than he can ever spend and is married to a beautiful wife he obviously adores, but only now can he truly say that he has it all.

On Monday a very special young lady entered his life, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, his first born child. Like every first-time father he could barely contain his joy in an online post announcing her name, although he and wife Erica Stoll had done a remarkable job in keeping the pregnancy under wraps.

Rory has come a long way since he began playing in Holywood, Co Down as a very young boy, as evidenced by the deluge of congratulations he and Erica have received from stars of sport and screen, but nothing will equal just spending time with his new daughter.

He has already hinted that he intends to spend more time at home in the immediate future.

Like everyone else, we are glad to add our congratulations to the couple and wish them and their daughter every happiness and health now and in the future. We hope they avoid any rough times.

Belfast Telegraph