You don’t have to be a fan of the club-and-ball sport to know who Rory Mcilroy is. The man has achieved so many great things in his profession that his name is known even to those who don’t want to know anything about him.
Of course, Rory is a professional golfer, and among the lovers of the game, it is common knowledge that he is a member of the PGA and the European Tours. The man is from Northern Ireland and is probably the best golfer on the North East island of Ireland.
Mcilroy’s reputation as a golfer precedes him for several reasons, including being one of four golfers in history to win three majors when they were just 25 years old. Others who have achieved this feat include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Jordan Spieth. If you don’t think it’s a big deal, consider the fact that Mr. Rory has been able to boast of winning four major championships. His first was in 2011 when he won the U.S. Open with a fantastic record result. The following year he took the PGA Championship with another extraordinary record. In 2014, the man again walked away with the PGA Championship and Open Championship crown.
Despite this, it is on record that Rory Mcilroy once occupied the top spot in the official golf world rankings for over a year (95 weeks). Based on the achievements and significant events of his golf career, Rory Mcilroy firmly believes that his golfing history is an organic one. If you press for more details, everything he would reveal would suggest that he developed a passion for the game as a toddler, imitating his father’s swing with a plastic golf club, went through the amateur phase, rose to professional status in 2007 and eventually became a golf superstar.
It’s tempting to give the details of the above, but we will focus and tell what we know about the golfer’s wife, net worth, height, and weight. But before we go into that, let us give a brief 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 4 May 1989 and his birthplace was in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.
It is said that Rory’s father helped nurture his son’s passion for club and ball sports when he gave Michael Bannon, who is still Rory’s coach, the job of teaching little Rory a thing or two about the sport.
Bannon was fascinated by the boy’s interest in golf. Because he was dedicated and always practiced, the coach had no choice but to give him a priority in guiding and teaching. In the meantime, it became obvious that Rory’s love of the game would come to something phenomenal when he brought home the U-10 World Championship from Doral, Florida. He was only 9 years old at the time.
Mcilroy’s Net Worth
If you want to make a career out of golf and become financially super successful, you have to take Rory as a role model. The man is one of the most financially successful people in the world of sport. For this reason, the UK-based media company SportsPro named him the third most successful sportsman in the world in 2013.
The year before (2012), it was widely reported that the golfer is the youngest player to earn $10 million on the PGA Tour. A similar report was circulated in 2011. It was widely reported that the golfer’s earnings on the European Tour reached 10 million euros, making him the youngest player to earn that much. Rory was only 22 years old at the time.
In 2015 the popular American business magazine Forbes estimated Rory’s annual income at 48.5 million dollars. In 2017, the magazine again estimated that the man earned $50 million. Rory also earns through his various sponsorship deals with famous brands. His most lucrative deal is probably with Nike. In 2013, it was speculated that he had a 10-year deal worth $250 million with the distribution. Later in 2017, it was again reported that the golfer received a 10-year contract extension with Nike worth $200 million. On Rory’s website (rorymcilroy.com) you can find him proclaiming his partnership with Nike as – a dream come true.
After Mcilroy put his County Down home on the market in September 2012 and demanded £2 million, he bought a $10 million condo in Palm Beach, Florida, in December of the same year. The value of everything he owns is not known.
Who Is Rory Mcilroy’s Wife?
Rory Mcilroy’s love life revolves around Erica Stoll. She was on the staff of PGA America when Rory met her and they became friends. That was in 2012, and they remained friends for several years until their affection for each other became intense and they finally became lovers in 2015.
As their love continued to blossom, they became engaged in December 2015 and finally exchanged their vows on April 22, 2017, in Ashford Castle, Co Mayo. As might be expected, the ceremony was elaborate.
Rory feels that he is fortunate to have Erica as his life partner. He once expressed that she has the greatest influence on his life off the golf course, as she made him aware of the kind of man he wants to be off 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 honored 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.