Thursday 29 September 2016

Published 21/02/2016 | 23:48

Hollywood, Co Down's Rory McIlroy (26) didn't have the best of years, struggling with injury and a loss of form. But the real money for sport stars lies in endorsements, and Forbes estimates that he is the 12th highest-paid athlete in the world, earning €44.4m before tax and commissions from his sponsors and winnings in 2015.

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