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Monday, October 22, 2012
Rory McIlroy: Nike's $250 Million Man?
It has been reported that Rory McIlroy's net worth is $20 million. This accumulation has occurred in only five years since turning professional in 2007. The 23 year old (yes you read that right, 23) has more than $15.5 in career earnings. Want more? The latest unofficial word is that Nike plans to sign McIlroy to a ten year endorsement contract worth a hefty $250 million. His current deals with Titleist/FootJoy end at the close of this year. If you recall, Nike signed Tiger Woods to a $20 million per year deal back in 2001. However, as Woods closes in on age 37, the foot giant might feel the need for a new face of their future. With Rory easily being among the top two or three marketable athletes in the world, Nike might not want to be guilty of waiting too late to go after the young phenom. It must be nice to be on top of the world. Just sayin...