What Is Rory McIlroy's Net Worth?

Just what is the four-time Major winner's net worth? Here, we find out

Rory McIlroy takes a shot at the 2023 DP World Tour Championship
Rory McIlroy has amassed a huge net worth with success both on and off the course
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Alongside Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy is one of the biggest and recognized golfers on the planet. A four-time Major winner, he has racked up 37 professional wins worldwide, while he has spent 122 weeks as World No.1.

McIlroy is also a three-time FedEx Cup and five-time Race to Dubai/DP World Tour Rankings winner, so it's safe to say the Northern Irishman has accumulated a lot of awards and money throughout his career. But how much? Here, we take a look at his net worth.

We'll begin with McIlroy's on-course earnings, where he currently sits second behind Woods in the PGA Tour's career money list with earnings of over $80m. However, this doesn't factor in his three FedEx Cup victories, which total $43m, meaning the number now jumps over the $120m mark.

On the other side of the pond, and with the DP World Tour, McIlroy sits top of its money list, with over €50m, although there is some overlap with the PGA Tour due to Majors and WGCs. That figure doesn't include his five Race to Dubai victories either, which would have netted him around $12m.

Rory McIlroy with the trophy after finishing top of the 2023 Race To Dubai rankings

Rory McIlroy has claimed five Race to Dubai titles, helping increase his net worth

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Playing primarily in the States, McIlroy does still appear at certain tournaments like the Abu Dhabi Championship and Dubai Desert Classic, events where he reportedly receives around $2m per appearance. It was also reported that he declined a $2.5m fee to tee it up in the 2020 Saudi International.

So, what sponsors endorse the Northern Irishman? Well, previously, he has been sponsored by the likes of Titleist, FootJoy, Jumeirah, Bose, Oakley and EA Sports. Currently, his sponsors are TaylorMade, Nike, NBC Sports/Golf Pass, Omega, Optum, with McIlroy announcing a new sponsorship deal in 2022 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. Playing 14 TaylorMade clubs, golf ball and TaylorMade bag, McIlroy also has a Nike contract which was extended in 2017 for 10 years. This is said to be worth $10m per year, having been worth $20m per year from 2013-2016 when he was using Nike clubs, ball and bag. In total, he is estimated to earn around $35m a year from his sponsorships alone.

McIlroy, 15-time Major winner Woods, and former Golf Channel President, Mike McCarley, have also launched sports media and technology company TMRW Sports, which will use technology as a way to bring golf to younger fans. 

One of the proposals from that venture is the launch of TGL, a tech-infused golf league made for prime-time TV. That was supposed to launch in early 2024, but damage to the arena led to it being delayed by a year. 

Nevertheless, with TGL San Francisco owner Marc Lasry revealing a wide ballpark figure of more than $25m and less than $100m for his purchase of the team, it offers a strong indication that, once up and running, it will be a considerable money-spinner, with McIlroy in prime position to cash in. 

Another indicator that McIlroy could make a fortune from his TMRW Sports involvement alone comes in the form of the calibre of its investors, with seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton brought on board, as well as the likes of tennis stars Serena Williams and Andy Murray, former Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale, musician and actor Justin Timberlake, NFL quarterback Josh Allen, and a clutch of NBA basketball players including four-time NBA champions Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul and Jayson Tatum.

Additionally, in October 2023, McIlroy was revealed as an investor in the Alpine F1 team, offering further evidence that, as well as his incredibly lucrative career on the course, McIlroy is in a strong position to grow his wealth even further in the years to come thanks to his business acumen off it.

Rory McIlroy with the Alpine F1 pit lane crew

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For now, two recent reports offer perhaps the best Indicator of both McIlroy's earning potential at the present time as well as his current net worth. In 2023, Forbes released the highest paid golfers list and, although LIV golfers dominated, McIlroy placed third with $80m - $40m on-course and an equal amount off-course. The same year, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his net worth at a staggering £200m ($255m) and it's only likely to increase from there.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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