Rory Mcilroy Net Worth 2017, Age, Height, Weight

Rory Mcilroy Net Worth 2017, Age, Height, Weight

Rory Mcilroy is an Irish professional golf player and his estimated net worth is around 63$ million.

Early life

Rory Mcilroy was born on May 4, 1989 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He grew up as an only child of Gerry and Rosie Mcilroy. He finished St. Patricks Primary School and Sullivan Upper School.

His first contact with golf was when he was very young and at first his father was his coach. He was an excellent player himself but never pursued a rofessional career. To support his son’s dream he and his wife worked extra shifts and several jobs to earn enough money.

Rory proved to be a natural talent at golf and he started competing on tournaments at a young age. His first win was at the age of 16 and since then, the rest is history.

Professional golf career

Rory was a part of Junior Ryder Cup team and with only 16 years he won his first medal in Italy. By the time he was seventeen he was already playing in the professional league and the results kept on lining up.

He attended many tournaments and most of them were in Europe, but in 2011 he competed in U.S. Open and won a gold medal. In his impressive career he won awards for the best player of the year, Vardon Trophy, European Tour Golfer of the Year and many more.

All of the tournaments he played carried a large amount of prize money with them, so this young golfer was already bringing in impressive amounts of money by the time he was only 20. He was actually a multimillionaire by that time.

He was also often criticized for not attending the tournaments, and in 2011 he even declined the invitation from Tiger Woods to join him on one of the tournaments, and played a different tournament in Europe.

For his straight-up attitude and his honesty, his public appearances are often covered by the media. Rory was named the third highest paid athlete in 2013 and some of his sponsorships include the one with Nike for 250$ million for ten years.

He also has contracts with Bose, EA Sports, Santander and Titleist. All of the contracts and endorsements bring him a very large sum of money every year, and it seems as though every large brand is happy to be presented by this talented golfer.

He is also an ambassador and his character is being used for a video game that should be out soon. All of this only brings more money to the bank and raises his importance on the sport scene. Because of his amazing skills, interest for this player keeps on growing, so we will definitely see more of him in the future.

Still, most of his net worth comes from golf prizes won at tournaments and from his amazing playing skills. Forbes magazine revealed that his annual salary is somewhere around 46$ million and rising.

Personal life

Rory is a Catholic and he often says that he is grateful for everything he received in life. His parents raised him very strictly and his father, also a talented golfer, is responsible for Rory’s introduction to golf. He declared himself as an Irishman even though he doesn’t like to talk about his nationality and political views.

In the recent years, he often changed his opinion about the fact whether he will be representing Great Britain in tournaments or Ireland, because he has mixed feelings about both countries.

Rory is currently living in Florida where he purchased a house that is worth around 10$ million.

With his popularity came also the media coverage of his private life, so the press followed his relationship with Caroline Wozniacki until 2014. The couple was even engaged but Mcilroy decided to call off the engagement because, as he said, he didn’t felt ready for marriage.

He is now dating Erica Stoll, and as some sources say, the couple has engaged in Paris during their vacation in 2015.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Rory Mcilroy

Date of Birth: May 4, 1989

Birth Place: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Age: 28 years

Profession: professional golf player

Height: 1.75 m

Weight: 73 kg

Net worth: 63$ million

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