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Golf: 2013 PGA Championship Rory McIlroy Sunday round 4 Oak Hill Country Club/Rochester, NY, USA 8/11/2013 X156785 TK4 Credit: Fred VuichFred Vuich—Sports Illustrated
Golf: 2013 PGA Championship Rory McIlroy Sunday round 4 Oak Hill Country Club/Rochester, NY, USA 8/11/2013 X156785 TK4 Credit: Fred Vuich, Fred Vuich—Sports Illustrated
  • Affiliation
    Golf/Ireland
  • Last Year's Rank
    7
  • Salary$2,123,639
  • Endorsements$22,500,000
  • Total Earnings$24,623,639

The Irish phenom who inked a gargantuan $200 million long-term deal with Nike last year has in some ways failed to live up to the promise so far: in the 12 months we measured he came in 41st for PGA Tour winnings, with a disappointing $2.1 million. That isn’t going to cut it in the future if he wants to be the sport’s next biggest star. He only has three endorsement deals—with Nike, Omega, and Bose—but the Nike deal alone keeps him high on this list.

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