You don’t have to be a fan of the club-and-ball sport to know who Rory Mcilroy is, the man has accomplished many great feats in his profession to such extent his name is familiar even to those who are not willing to know anything about him.
Of course, Rory is a professional golfer and, it is a common knowledge among those who fancy the game that he is a member of the PGA and European Tours. The man hails from Northern Ireland and is probably, the finest golfer from the north-east island of Ireland.
As a golfer, Mcilroy’s reputation precedes him for several reasons which include being one out of the four golfers in history who won three majors while they were just 25 years old. Others who were able to attain this feat are Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Jordan Spieth. If you think that’s not much of a big deal, then consider the fact that Mr Rory could brag about winning four major championships. His first was in 2011 when he won the U.S Open with a fantastic record score. The next year saw him grab the PGA Championship with another exceptional record. In 2014, the man again walked away with the PGA Championship and Open Championship crown.
Disregarding the foregoing, it’s on record that Rory Mcilroy once occupied the top spot on the Official World Golf Ranking for over one year (95 weeks). Based on the accomplishments and significant events of his golfing career, Rory firmly believes that his golfing story is an organic one. If you press for more details on this, everything he’d divulge would boil down to his developing a passion for the game when he was still a toddler and mimicking his dad’s swing with a plastic golf club, his advancement through the amateur stages, transition into a professional golfer in 2007 and ultimately, his becoming of a golfing superstar.
It’s tempting to relate the details of what was articulated above but we will stay focus and narrate what we know about the golfer’s wife, his net worth, height and weight. But before we get into that, let’s give a concise description of the golfer’s life.
Bio – The Early Days Of Rory Mcilroy’s Life
This is unknown to many, Rory has no siblings. He is the only child of his parents – Rosie and Gerry Mcilroy. Rory was born on the 4th day of May 1989 and his place of birth was in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.
It is said that Rory’s dad helped to nurture his son’s passion for the club-and-ball game when he handed Michael Bannon who is still Rory’s coach the responsibility of teaching little Rory a thing or two about the sport.
Bannon was fascinated by the lad’s interest in golf. As he was dedicated and always practising, the coach had no option but to prioritize guiding and teaching him. Meanwhile, it became apparent that Rory’s love for the game would amount to something phenomenal when he brought home the under-10 World Championship from Doral, Florida. He was only 9 years old then.
Mcilroy’s Net Worth
Anyone hoping to make a career out of golfing and to become super-successful financially has to pick Rory as the role model. The man is one of the most financially successful individuals in the world of sports. This was why the UK-based media company – SportsPro in 2013, named him the third most marketable athlete in the world.
The Previous year (2012) it was widely reported that the golfer has emerged as the youngest player to earn $10 million from PGA Tour. A similar report equally circulated in 2011. It was disseminated that the golfer’s European Tour earnings have reached €10 million making him the youngest player to earn that much. Rory was only 22 years old then.
In 2015, the popular American Business Magazine, Forbes estimated that Rory’s annual income is at $48.5 million. In 2017, the magazine again estimated that the man earned $50 million. Rory also earns from his various endorsement deals with famous brands. His most lucrative deal is probably the one with Nike. In 2013, it was speculated that he inked a 10-year deal worth $250 million with the outlet. Later in 2017, it was again reported that the golfer got a 10-year contract extension with Nike worth $200 million. On Rory’s site (rorymcilroy.com), you will find him proclaiming his partnership with Nike as – a dream come true.
After Mcilroy placed his County Down home in the market asking for £2 million in September 2012, he bought a $10 million apartment in Palm Beach, Florida in December of the same year. The worth of everything he owns is not known.
Who Is Rory Mcilroy’s Wife?
Rory Mcilroy’s love life revolves around Erica Stoll. She was an employee of PGA America when Rory met her and they became friends. That was way back in 2012. They remained friends for several years until their fondness for each other became intense and they eventually became lovers in 2015.
As their love continued to blossom, they got engaged in December 2015 and ultimately, exchanged vows on 22nd April 2017 at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo. As one would expect, the ceremony was lavish.
Rory believes he’s fortunate to have Erica as his life partner. He once expressed that she is the greatest off-course impact on his life as she has kept him aware of the kind of man he wants to be outside the golf course.
His Height, Weight and Other Facts
1. He’s 9in taller than 5ft (1.75m);
2. And currently weighs 73kg (161lbs);
3. Rory was raised a Catholic;
4. He is a fan of Manchester United Football Club;
5. Was honoured with an appointment to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2012;
6. He is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland;
7. Founded Rory Foundation to support children charities across the globe.