RORY MCILROY: The fabulous life of Nike's $200 million man
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He has won three of the four major championships and four majors overall. He also has a deal with Nike rumored to be worth as much as $200 million, as he has been tasked with replacing Tiger Woods as the face of Nike golf.He also has the makings of a pretty fantastic lifestyle off the course, with a lavish house in Florida, a $400,000 car, and much more.Advertisement
Now check out who McIlroy is chasing on the career money list.
McIlroy's golf game has been quiet since getting married. But soon he will be back on the course looking to add another major championship in June at the US Open and in July at the Open Championship.Advertisement
The couple honeymooned at the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, one of the most exclusive resorts in the world.
Other attendees included Niall Horan from One Direction, actor Jamie Dornan, Ed Sheeran, and golfers Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley.Advertisement
The wedding reportedly cost £200,000 (US$260,000) and included a special performance from Stevie Wonder.
The pair got married in April at Ashford Castle in Ireland, a castle that has been referred to as the "most luxurious castle in the world."Advertisement
The pair got in some PDA prior to his first round at the Masters.
Rory has since settled down with Erica StollAdvertisement
Rory has also gotten into impeccable physical shape, putting on 20 pounds of muscle since 2010.
His dad won $170,000 too. When Rory was 15 his dad placed a bet that he would win the Open before he turned 25.Advertisement
Rory had his best season after the breakup in 2014, winning $1.66 million at the British Open and $1.8 million at the PGA Championship in 2014.
But then, all of a sudden, he broke it off in May of 2014. They had already sent out wedding invitations.Advertisement
On New Year's Eve 2014, they got engaged.
Another tabloid fixation: his former relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.Advertisement
The tabloids in the U.K. are all over him. They once reported that he bought a $2 million Bugatti, which he called "bollocks."
After winning the PGA Championship, he took a private jet to New York to celebrate.Advertisement
He was spotted driving a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador.
He recently bought a house on Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island in Dubai, for an undisclosed amount.Advertisement
The house he sold in Northern Ireland is now being rented for $21,000 a week.
Rory also put in a trophy room, with plenty of room for future hardware.Advertisement
The house is good for his job, too. It's right next to the PGA National golf course and there's a workout room.
And a game room.Advertisement
It was a pretty great bachelor pad. There's an incredible pool.
He's not afraid to spend his money. He bought a gorgeous $9.5 million house in Florida in 2012.Advertisement
Rory's other deals with Bose and Omega make him golf's 4th-highest-paid player.
With all this money, he has been able to spend a little more on his haircuts.Advertisement
He also replaced Tiger on the most recent cover of the EA Sports PGA Tour video game.
As the Nike Golf torch was seemingly being passed from Woods to Rors, they did commercials together.Advertisement
Tiger Woods' first Nike deal was only worth $40 million.
His biggest deal: a monster Nike contract rumored to be worth $200+ million.Advertisement
It is estimated that he makes $35 million a year in endorsements alone.
And that doesn't include the millions he makes in appearance fees.Advertisement
He also already ranks seventh on the career money list with $67.5 million in tournament winnings.
McIlroy hasn't won a major since 2014, but he still earned over $9 million on the course in 2016 between the PGA Tour and the European Tour.Advertisement
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