Rory McIlroy is the last of 30 players to make the Tour Championship and couldn't be more enthusiastic.

His wife gave birth to their first child.

McIlroy announced on social media that his daughter Poppy Kennedy McIlroy was born in Florida on Monday.

"She is the absolute love of our lives," said McIlroy.

McIlroy had only told close friends that his wife was expecting Erica. It was mentioned on the Golf Channel at the BMW Championship last week and he confirmed it was due anytime. McIlroy said he was ready to miss the Tour Championship and win the FedEx Cup.

That won't be the case now.

Trying to become the first three-time FedEx Cup champion, McIlroy starts the Tour Championship as number 11, meaning he's seven shots behind Dustin Johnson.

The Tour of Champions will air on NBC Monday, September 7th.


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