World No 1 golfer Rory McIlroy is "very happy" with his new love — Erica Stoll whom he has spoken about for the first time.

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy
Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy 

The 26-year-old has been dating the 29-year-old, who has been working for the Professional Golfers Association for around six months now.

The pair met in September 2012 and have been friends for years while McIlroy was dating and was subsequently engaged to Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who he broke up with last year just days after sending out wedding invitations.

Floored by an American
"I am very happy in my love life. We haven't really been putting it out there. "She is from America, which is why I like to spend time in Palm Beach. The past six or seven months have been really nice.

"That part of my life is going great," he was quoted as saying by The Times magazine.