Rory McIlroy tops list of Britain’s richest sports stars

by theguardian

Golf

Golfer overtakes Sir Andy Murray and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale after signing string of sponsorship deals

Despite not winning any major golf tournaments last year, Rory McIlroy still increased his fortune by £28m to £110m and became Britain’s richest sports star.

The 29-year-old Northern Irish golfer overtook Sir Andy Murray and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, after signing a string of sponsorship deals including a $100m (£74m) 10-year contract to wear Nike clothing and a $100m agreement to use TaylorMade’s clubs, bags and balls for a decade.

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