Rory McIlroy Net Worth, Background, Career, Awards, Relationship and Controversies

Published Date   23rd Jun. 2017, 21:53 pm
Rory McIlroy Net Worth, Background, Career, Awards, Relationship and Controversies
Quick Info
Birth Name: Rory McIlroy
Date of Birth: 04/05/1989
Age: 31 years old
Nationality: British / Northern irish
Net Worth: $63 million

The Northern Irish professional golf player, Rory McIlroy net worth elevated as became the number one in the Official World Gold Ranking for 95 long weeks.


One of the three players to win three majors by the age of 25, Rory McIlroy net worth hiked as he won 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship and 2014 PGA Championship. He is one of the players to win all these three majors at a very young age. Moreover, McIlroy amateur career records were very amazing topping World Amateur Golf Ranking in 2007 as a 17 year old aspiring player.

Birth and Background

Rory McIlroy was born in May 4, 1989 in Hollywood, Country Down, Northern Ireland in the United Kingdoms. The only child of Gerry and Rosie McIlroy, Rory McIlroy was raised as Catholic. Rory McIlroy’s parents worked very hard to support his golf. His mother worked extra night shifts while his father worked three jobs. Eventually, the contribution of parents had fruitful result as Rory McIlroy net worth as a golf player is now very high.

Before Rory McIlroy could even walk properly, his father introduced to golf. As time passed, he was sure to be one of the most amazing player with years of experience. At the age of 2 only, McIlroy hit 40-yard drive and first hole at the age of 9.  He learned golf in Hollywood Gold Club becoming the youngest club member at the age of 7. When he was 16, he left school so that he can concentrate in golf only.

Amateur Career and Awards

All the hard work that McIlroy family did ended with an excellent result. Rory McIlroy won his first international World Championships in Miami. The Championship was carried out among the children belonging to the age group 9-10.

Some of the notable wins in his amateur career are 2002 Ulster Boys Championship, Junior Ryder Cup in 2004 and 2005 British Masters. He was only 15 when he won British Masters. He created his best record breaking score of 61 at North of Ireland Amateur Open at Royal Portrush in 2005.

When he turned 16, he became the youngest player to win the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship. Similarly, he also bagged 2006 European Amateur title. Besides, Rory McIlroy net worth rose from the very early age receiving The Silver Medal as the leading amateur at the 2007 Open Championship.

Professional Career and Achievements

With tons of awards and honors before turning into a professional golf player, Rory McIlroy net worth was yet to rise after turning into a professional golfer. He started playing professionally from 2007 becoming the youngest member to earn a European Tour Card the same year. Turning into a professional golfer won him even more awards. Rory McIlroy won Silver in the Omega Masters in 2008. He was the youngest player to ever list the rank of World’s Top 50 golfers list.

Rory McIlroy net worth increased with his win against Dubai Desert Classic in 2009. He also won the PGA’s Quail Hollow Championship. One of the major wins in Rory McIlroy’s career came in 2011. He made smashing record winning the title U.S. Masters. Making the score of 268, he beat the record for lowest score in the U.S. Open.

Likewise, McIlroy ended up winning another big title at 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. He became the youngest golfer to win a PGA Tour Playoff after winning by eight shots. The same year, SportsPro magazine listed his name second in “50 Most Marketable Athletes”. Talking about the tiles, Golf Club Managers’ Association also entitled him as “second most powerful person in British golf”.

The recent wins of McIlroy include winning 143re British Open Championship. Hence, Rory McIlroy net worth rose as this was comparable to world famous golfers Tiger Woods and Jack Niclaus. He continued with his win in 2014 U.S. PGA Championship which was his fourth time. In 2016, he won the Irish Open winning but gave €666,000 winner’s cheque to charity. His other win of 2016 was Deutsche Bank Championship.

Controversies and Rumors

In 2009, McIlroy addresses Ryder Cup as an “exhibition” and went on saying it as not so important for him. Nevertheless, he later regretted saying it. The audience also criticized him for skipping The Players Championship in May 2011. Moreover, he went through another controversy when he withdrew with 2013 Honda Classic citing his toothache as an excuse.

Personal Life and Relationship

Rory McIlroy identifies himself as a Roman Catholic, Northern Irish and British. He owns British passport though he is reluctant about his nationality. The player is Irish at heart and chooses to play for Ireland.

McIlroy is also associated with UNICEF as ambassador for UNICEF Ireland. He has even traveled to Haiti in June 2011 with UNICEF. The Manchester United fan, McIlroy became appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 New Year Honors because of his service to sports. Moreover, he is also an ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf since 2014.

Regarding his relationship, he dated professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki from 2011 until they got engaged in 2013. However, the engagement broke in 2014. McIlroy explained that he was not ready for marriage. Later, McIlroy started dating former PGA, Erica Stoll in 2015. Stoll and McIlroy married recently, in April 2017.

Net Worth and Salary

Rory McIlroy net worth escalated from the very young age as he became the youngest player to reach 10 million Euros and 10 million dollars as his career earning at early 20s. His real estate properties include a Palm Beach Gardens in Florida with price worth of $10 million. With all the award winning performances and long career in professional golf, Rory McIlroy net worth is quite high.  Forbes had estimated McIlroy’s annual income $48.5 million in 2015.

Looking into the recent data from 2016, McIlroy has made a millions of dollars winning the winner’s cheques innumerable times. Therefore, even after he is the citizen of Northern Ireland and has to pay sharp tax to the government, Rory McIlroy net worth by 2016 is still $63 million.

The enthusiastic player Rory McIlroy began handling golf stick earlier than he understood the physics behind walking. Now, he is a wide-known player solely known due to his excellence in golf. His perseverance and dedication in golf since the age of 7 years old kid is so high that the awards he has won silently demonstrates it.

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