Rory McIlroy Net Worth

What is Rory McIlroy’s Net Worth?

Net Worth:$150 Million
Profession:Golf Player
Age:32 Years Old
Country of Origin:Ireland
Born:4 May 1989
Salary:$2.3 Million (Current)
Last Updated:2022

Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer and a member of the European and PGA Tours with a net worth of $150 million. At the age of 25, he won the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 PGA Championship, the 2014 Open Championship, and the 2014 PGA Championship. He was ranked No. 1 for nearly 100 weeks during his career, according to the Official World Golf Ranking. He’s also a member of the Golf Elite Club.

Earnings from Tournament, Wins, and Endorsement deals

  • Rory McIlroy has earned over $34 million in his professional career.
  • Rory makes between $40 and $50 million annually in tournament wins and endorsements.
  • He became the youngest player on the European Tour to garner €10 million at the age of 22 and the youngest player on the PGA Tour to achieve $10 million by 2012.
  • With a $15 million cheque for winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup in 2019, he made his most earnings on the course yet.
  • He earned the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus pool in 2016 after finishing first.
  • He reportedly secured a $100 million to $250 million endorsement agreement with Nike in 2013 and he inked a new 10-year deal with Nike valued at $200 million in 2017.
  • After Nike discontinued making golf equipment, McIlroy was able to acquire a $100 million contract with TaylorMade solely as an endorsement arrangement.
  • Between 2017 and 2018, as well as from 2018 to 2019, Rory earned $40 million in salary and sponsorships.

Early Life

Rory Mcllroy was born on May 4, 1989, to Rosie McDonald and Gerry McIlroy in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. After graduating from St. Patrick’s Primary School, he went to Sullivan Upper School. His father is a skilled golfer who previously played at a scratch handicap level.

Following Nick Faldo’s demonstration of the proper grip, his father taught him how to hold a golf club. Every day, his father showed him the Holywood Golf Club virtually. One of Mcllroy’s first favorite teaching aids was a videotape on golf technique by Faldo. Rory McIlroy was the club’s youngest member when he first joined at the age of 7.

Rory McIlroy won his first major international tournament at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida, in the World Championship for the 9-10 age group. He began his golf career at Holywood Golf Club, which he still calls home. Michael Bannon, who is now his coach and dedicated mentor, began his early training with him.

Amateur Career

Rory won the Junior Ryder Cup with the European squad in 2004 when he was 15 years old. He has won championships all throughout Ireland, including the West of Ireland and Irish Close Championships, where he was the youngest winner.

He signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at East Tennessee State University when he was 15, but eventually declined the scholarship and continued playing Amateur Golf in Europe.

After winning the European Amateur a year later, he had made his mark. McIlroy played in the Walker Cup, British Masters, Dubai Desert Classic, and Open Championship over the next three years.

Rory McIlroy's Net Worth and Salaries

Titles, Achievements, and facts

  • He was titled the PGA Player of the Year in 2012 and 2014.
  • He earned the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2019.
  • He received the Vardon Trophy in 2012, 2014, and 2019.
  • He earned the Byron Nelson Award in 2012, 2014, and 2019.
  • He won the Race to Dubai champion in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
  • He won the European Tour Golfer of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
  • He earned the Mark H. McCormack Award in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
  • He won the FedEx Cup Champion in 2016 and 2019.
  • In 2020, McIlroy returned to the top of the World Golf Rankings for the first time in four years.
  • He was named the “world’s third most marketable athlete” in 2013.
  • He was the world’s sixth-highest-paid athlete, with endorsements accounting for the great majority of his annual earnings.
  • He’s been labeled RTÉ Sports Person of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2014, for his individual and team accomplishments.
  • In the 2012 New Year Honours, McIlroy was named to the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to the sport.
  • McIlroy works for UNICEF Ireland as an Ambassador.
  • McIlroy was also named as an official ambassador for the PGA Junior League Golf in 2014.
  • McIlroy supports Manchester United, Northern Ireland, and Ulster Rugby.
  • Gary Talent has dubbed him the “most exciting young player in the world.”

Amateur Wins :

  • He won the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Amateur Close Championship in 2005.
  • He won the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Amateur Close Championship, European Amateur in 2006.

PGA Tour Wins :

  • 2010 Quail Hollow Championship
  • 2011 U.S. Open
  • Deutsche Bank Championship in 2012, 2016
  • 2012 BMW Championship
  • 2012 The Honda Classic
  •  PGA Championship in 2014, 2012
  • 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
  • 2014 The Open Championship
  • 2015 Wells Fargo Championship
  • 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play
  • 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship
  • 2016 Tour Championship
  • 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
  • 2019 The Players Championship
  • 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

International Wins :

  • 2009 Dubai Desert Classic
  • 2011 Shanghai Masters
  • 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open
  • DP World Tour Championship in 2012, 2015
  • 2013 Emirates Australian Open
  • 2014 BMW PGA Championship
  • 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
  • 2016 Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation

Professional Career

Rory McIlroy began his professional golf career in 2007 when he competed in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where he scored particularly well.

He had entered the top 200 golfers in the world by the beginning of 2008, and at the end of the year, he was the world’s 39th ranked golfer.

In 2009, he earned his first win in the Dubai Desert Classic, moving him up to 16th place in the world rankings. He also competed in his first Masters Tournament that year, finishing 20th, and by the end of the year, he was ranked in the top ten in the world.

Rory McIlroy earned his first PGA Tour tournament at the Quail Hollow Championship, in 2010. He completed 2010 with a world rating of the seventh after setting the first-round record on the Old Course at St. Andrews. He was the very first golfer to have won on the PGA Tour at such an early age since Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy notoriously blew away winning in the final round of the Master’s Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in 2011, setting the record for the worst score by a professional golfer who led heading into the third round.

He rebounded the following year by winning the US Open by 8 strokes over the 2nd spot golfer. He was ranked fourth in the world after this win.

Rory McIlroy was ranked No. 2 in the world after finishing second at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2012. Later the same year, he also claimed the Honda Classic, leading him to the top for the very first time. He claimed and lost the number 1 ranking several times that year, eventually winning enough tournaments to solidify his status as the best golfer on the planet.

Following a disappointing start in 2013 and 2014, Rory McIlroy claimed the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. He won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the second time in 2015, becoming one of only 3 golfers in history to win ten PGA Tour tournaments and four major championships by the age of 25.

He had a losing stretch in 2017 after several victories in 2016 and 2017. He was a member of the European team that won the Ryder Cup in 2018, the Players Championship in 2019, and the world’s No. 1 ranking in 2020.

Currently, he is making around $30 million per year via salaries and brand endorsements.

Other works

In 2019, NBC Sports and Rory McIlroy partnered to introduce GolfPass, a digital subscription service designed to assist golfers to improve their game. In the United States, the GolfPass platform costs $99 a year and includes over 4,000 instructional tips from experts.

McIlroy raced against Paris Hilton in the show’s ‘Celebrity Face-Off’ part in an episode of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour in 2018.

Endorsement Deals

McIlroy has been labeled “golf’s most exciting young prospect” and “one of the greatest earners in sports in terms of endorsements.” In 2013, SportsPro ranked him as the world’s third most marketable athlete.

In 2013, he signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike, the contents of which were widely speculated. After Nike left the golf equipment market, he was able to secure a 10-year contract with TaylorMade to use its clubs, ball, and bag.

From 2007 until 2012, Rory McIlroy served as a Jumeirah ambassador. He was named the namesake for EA Sports’ computer game Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour in 2015, replacing Tiger Woods, who previously served as the series’ namesake from 1998 to 2013. When Rory McIlroy became the world’s No. 1 golfer, EA (Electronic Arts) switched from Tiger Woods to him.

In 2015, McIlroy founded Rory McIlroy Inc, which is led by Donal Casey and handles the royalties from his many endorsements.

Omega, which introduced a special edition Speedmaster ’57 tribute to McIlroy’s win in September, is another supporter. He’s also a part of the UnitedHealth Group and Upper Deck companies.

Personal Life

From 2011 to 2014, Rory McIlroy dated tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, getting engaged in 2013 and ending their relationship in 2014.

He began dating Erica Stoll, a former employee of the PGA of America, in 2015. In 2017, the pair married in Cong, County Mayo at Ashford Castle. They have a kid, Poppy.

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About

NameRory McIlroy
Age32
Height(1.75 m)
Weight80KG (Approx)
ProfessionGolf Player
Date Of Birth4 May 1989
BirthplaceUnited Kingdom
NationalityBritish, Irish
Income$30 Million (Annual)
SpouseErica Stoll
Net Worth$150 Million

Philanthropy

McIlroy founded The Rory Foundation in 2013 with the goal of assisting children who are vulnerable or impoverished. While establishing the foundation, he cited his parents as inspirations, but it was shut down in 2019, with McIlroy announcing that he would now pursue a “private philanthropic policy.”

By participating in charity golf competitions in 2020, he and Dustin Johnson raised almost $5 million for COVID-19 relief funding.

Controversies

Rory McIlroy threw a club into the water after hitting his ball in the water at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2015. He later apologized and said he regretted it.

He announced in 2016 that he would not watch the golf tournament at the Olympic Games because of the Zika virus concern in Brazil. McIlroy went on to say that he was surprised by its popularity and that he had been wrong to disregard it. He announced his intention to compete for Ireland at the 2020 Olympic Games 2019.

Real Estate

He lived in a property in the village of Moneyreagh in County Down in 2012, with a custom-built practice facility and a scaled-down football pitch that is currently on the market for £2 million. Rory McIlroy paid $10 million for a home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, near Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear’s Club, in 2012.

Car Collection

Rory McIlroy is a car fanatic who owns a number of high-end vehicles, including the BMW I3, the BMW I8, the Ferrari F430, the Ferrari F12, and the Lamborghini Aventador, the Range Rover Sport, and the Bugatti Veyron Sports Edition.

Summary

As of 2022, Rory McIlroy’s net worth is estimated to be roughly around $150 million. Masters Golf Major’s runner-up is all set to take home $1.6 million (£1.2milion). Rory McIlroy is among the most accomplished golfers of the twenty-first century, as well as one of the wealthiest. Since joining the professional ranks in 2007, the Northern Irishman has won four Majors and titles.

He was also titled “world’s third most marketable athlete” in 2013. He gained wealth from tournament victories, tours, and endorsements, and he is also interested in charitable endeavors.

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