What Is Rory McIlroy's Net Worth?

The four-time Major winner's earnings are only behind Tiger Woods

What Is Rory McIlroy's Net Worth?
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What Is Rory McIlroy's Net Worth?

Rory McIlroy is one of most successful golfers of the 21st century and one of the richest too.

The Northern Irishman has won four Majors and a total of 30 professional titles since joining the paid ranks in 2007.

His estimated net worth as of May 2020 is £170m ($220m) according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Forbes estimate he earned $52m in 2020, ahead of Phil Mickelson in third ($40m) and only behind Tiger Woods ($62m).

McIlroy has won, at the time of writing, around $59m on the PGA Tour but his two FedEx Cup victories earned him another $25m, taking his true PGA Tour earnings to $84m.

Rory McIlroy Wins Second FedEx Cup For $15m Bonus

He won the FedEx Cup for the second time in 2019 to win the $15m bonus

His European Tour earnings stand at €36.4m, which translates to around $41m, although there is some overlap with the PGA Tour due to Majors and WGCs.

That figure doesn't include his three Race to Dubai victories either, which would have netted him around $5m.

He also commands very high appearance fees to play in certain tournaments like the Abu Dhabi Championship and Dubai Desert Classic.

He tends to remain in the States now but previously would have received around $2m per appearance in those said events according to reports.

It was reported that he declined a $2.5m fee to tee it up in the 2020 Saudi International.

The four-time Major winner, in the past, has also had high profile endorsements with the likes of Titleist, FootJoy, Jumeirah, Bose, Oakley and EA Sports.

Currently his sponsors are TaylorMade, Nike, NBC Sports/Golf Pass, Omega, Optum.

In 2022 he also announced a new sponsorship deal that sees him become a brand ambassador for financial management company Workday

His TaylorMade deal, which he signed in 2017, is said to be worth $10m per year for 10 years.

rory mcilroy signs with taylormade

McIlroy signed a 10-year deal with TaylorMade in 2017 worth a reported $100m

He plays 14 TaylorMade clubs and ball plus uses a TaylorMade bag.

Rory's Nike contract was extended in 2017 for 10 years and also worth $10m per year, having been worth $20m per year from 2013-2016 when he was using Nike clubs, ball and bag.

He is estimated to earn around $35m a year in total from his sponsorships alone.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x