Know About Rory McIlroy; PGA Tour, Wife, Height, Wedding, Net Worth

Published Date: 18 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 18 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Rory McIlroy’s life revolves around golf at a professional and personal level. From his broken engagement to a tennis player to his married life with former PGA employee, he is one of the most prolific athletes in the golf ground.

Northern Ireland Golfer Rory McIlroy has recently won The Players Championship with a score of −16 in Ponte Vedra, Florida on 17 March 2019. Before, his primary title wins are 2011 U.S Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy Bio & Family

The professional golfer was born on 4 May 1989 in County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. His family consists of his parents, Rosie (née McDonald) and Gerry McIlroy. His father took various jobs to support his son’s golfing career and his mother, Rosie got extra working time at a manufacturing firm, 3M plant.

Rory attended St. Patrick’s Primary School followed by then Sullivan Upper School. The golfer stands at the height of 5 feet 8 1/2 inches (1.74m) and weighs around 73 kg.

Career & Net Worth

The 29-year-old has a net worth of $130 million all from his professional golfing career since 2007. In 2012, Rory became the youngest player to lure $10 million from PGA Tour. He is one of the highest earning athletes and the UK-based media company – SportsPro declared him the bankable player in 2013.

Rory McIlroy at Torrey Pines Golf Course on 22 January 2019 (Picture: Rory’s Instagram)

Not just only games, but Rory also cements his earning with his million dollar deal with Nike. The brand in 2013 agreed on a ten-year contract worth $250 million with him. However, in 2017 the reports suggest that the deal with Nike was around $200 million. Likewise, the Forbes in 2015 and 2017 announced Rory’s annual paycheck to be $48.5 million and $50 million.

Rory’s Wife Is A Former PGA Employee

Speaking about Rory’s personal life, he relishes having Erica Stoll as his wife. The couple first met in 2012 when Erica had a job at the PGA America. They were friends at very first sight with their likeliness came around 2015. In the same following year, the couple was engaged and two years later they exchanged their wedding vows on 22 April 2017 at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo.

Rory McIlroy with wife Erica Stoll at the 2018 Ryder Cup (Picture: Daily Express)

Before Erica, Rory was in a relationship with Danish professional tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki. The former were together since 2011 and got engaged on 31 December 2013. However, the exes called off their engagement on 21 May 2014 before performing wedding rituals.

Some Interesting Facts About Rory McIlroy

  • Rory was raised a Catholic and is an avid Manchester United Football Club fan.
  • In 2012, the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) honored him for his services to Golf.
  • The player is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland and also serves the Rory Foundation; a support children charities across the globe.

Category: Sports