RORY MCILROY: The fabulous life of Nike's $200 million man

Rory McIlroy turned 28 on Thursday and has already built up quite a career.
He has won three of the four major championships and four majors overall. He also has a deal with Nike rumoured to be worth as much as $US200 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 $US400,000 car, and much more.

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.

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And that doesn't include the millions he makes in appearance fees.

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It is estimated that he makes $35 million a year in endorsements alone.

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His biggest deal: a monster Nike contract rumoured to be worth $200+ million.

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Tiger Woods' first Nike deal was only worth $40 million.

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As the Nike Golf torch was seemingly being passed from Woods to Rors, they did commercials together.

He also replaced Tiger on the most recent cover of the EA Sports PGA Tour video game.

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Rory's other deals with Bose and Omega make him golf's 4th-highest-paid player.

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He's not afraid to spend his money. He bought a gorgeous $9.5 million house in Florida in 2012.

It was a pretty great bachelor pad. There's an incredible pool.

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And a game room.

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The house is good for his job, too. It's right next to the PGA National golf course and there's a workout room.

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Rory also put in a trophy room, with plenty of room for future hardware.

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The house he sold in Northern Ireland is now being rented for $21,000 a week.

He was spotted driving a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador.

After winning the PGA Championship, he took a private jet to New York to celebrate.

Another tabloid fixation: his former relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

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On New Year's Eve 2014, they got engaged.

But then, all of a sudden, he broke it off in May of 2014. They had already sent out wedding invitations.

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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.

Rory has also gotten into impeccable physical shape, putting on 20 pounds of muscle since 2010.

In late 2014, Rory was seen more frequently with Erica Stoll.


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.'

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Other attendees included Niall Horan from One Direction, actor Jamie Dornan, Ed Sheeran, and golfers Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley.

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The couple honeymooned at the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, one of the most exclusive resorts in the world.

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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.

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Now check out who McIlroy is chasing on the career money list.

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