Number one golfer Rory McIlroy 'earns £42,000 a day'

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning his second US PGA title at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014
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World number one golfer and four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy reportedly makes £42,000 a day from sponsorship deals.

World number one golfer Rory McIlroy is reportedly earning £42,000 per day in sponsorship deals.

The Northern Irishman, who recently won back-to-back Majors at the British Open and US PGA Championship, has a £15m-a-year deal with global sportswear brand Nike.

According to the Daily Star, along with his Nike partnership, the 25-year-old earned £12m in the last year from numerous other deals.

The sportsman, who is said to have pocketed almost £3m from his last three tournaments, has racked up £20m since he turned professional back in 2007.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at Royal Liverpool on July 20, 2014 in Hoylake, England
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