Rory McIlroy was in Rochester for a night out with girlfriend Erica Stoll
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Rory McIlroy was in Rochester for a night out with girlfriend Erica Stoll

Word spread quickly last night in Rochester, N.Y., that world No. 1 Rory McIlroy was in town.

However, McIlroy wasn't around to drink with his buddies. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, McIlroy was there for a date night with girlfriend Erica Stoll.

The couple apparently had dinner at a swanky downtown restaurant, then a night cap at a bar in a trendy neighborhood.

A simple Twitter search for the Ulsterman's name turned up a number of tweets from myriad folks imploring McIlroy to drink with them at their local watering hole of choice or tee it up with them on Sunday.

McIlroy, who will turn 26 on May 4, first met the 29-year-old Stoll, who works for the PGA of America, when she alertly arranged for a police escort to get McIlroy to Medinah in time for his Sunday singles match during the 2012 Ryder Cup in Chicago. Stoll and McIlroy were first linked around the New Year, with the pair apparently together in Ireland as the year turned.

RELATED: Photos of Erica Stoll

The four-time major champion was previously engaged to former world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. However, McIlroy ended the engagement just ahead of the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, which he won before then winning the Open Championship and PGA Championship to conclude the summer.

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