The Northern Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy is one of the most well recognised and talented faces in the world of golf. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks.
He has also won four major tournaments since 2010. He has achieved much fame and success at a very young age. Golf is known as a sport that rewards its superstars very handsomely. In addition to that, McIlroy is one of the more marketable sportsmen.
Rory Mcllroy Salary
McIlroy won two events during the PGA Tour playoffs, including the Tour Championship, to capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus that comes with the trophy. The eight-figure check pushed his on-course earnings to $16 million between June 2016 and June 2017.
Overall, he ranks #6 on the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid sportsmen in 2017. Despite earning a high income in the the golf course, most of his revenue and wealth is generated through his endorsements.
Rory Mcllroy Endorsements
McIlroy is one of the world’s highest earning athletes from endorsements. In 2013 SportsPro rated him the third-most marketable athlete in the world (after Neymar and Lionel Messi).
In the same year, Nike signed him for one of the biggest endorsement deals in the world. Although the exact details of this deal have not been revealed it is speculated to be a massive $250 million for a period of ten years.
In 2017, the deal was re-negotiated and he signed a 10-year contract worth $200 million with Nike for apparel only after Nike exited the golf equipment business. This allowed him to sign a 10-year, $100 million equipment deal with TaylorMade to use their clubs, ball, and bag.
McIlroy replaced Tiger Woods as the face of Electronic Arts' golf video game in 2015. He also endorses the Jumeirah group, Omega and Upper Deck.
Rory McIlroy Net Worth 2017
Rory McIlroy’s net worth is speculated to be $500 million from various financial and sporting dailies. However, the most accurate figure hasn't been predicted since 2015 (when it was $422 million). This further indicates the steady growth rate in the wealth of the 28 year golfer.