Full Swing: Rory McIlroy net worth (and 5 things you might not know about the golfer)

Full Swing. Rory McIlroy in Full Swing. Cr. Netflix © 2023
Full Swing. Rory McIlroy in Full Swing. Cr. Netflix © 2023 /

A four-time Majors winner and the number one top-ranking golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy is among the most famous and talented golfers in the world, so it’s not surprising that he’s featured in Netflix’s new golf documentary series Full Swing.

Born on May 4, 1989, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, this talented athlete is 33 and already has an impressive roster of achievements, including 23 PGA Tour wins, 15 European Tour wins, and countless other achievements.

But don’t expect to see much of McIlroy’s personal life showcased in Full Swing. The pro golfer was firm in setting boundaries regarding what the Netflix crew could and could not film for the show. Given everything going on in the world of golf and the PGA tour, executive producer Chad Mumm felt it was important for McIlroy’s voice to be represented in the docuseries.

While chatting to Golf Channel, McIlroy explained the ground rules for his involvement:

"“I made sure that the parameters were very much like, look, you can film me at – you’re not coming to my house, you’re not coming in my car, you’re not coming anywhere near my family, but you want to do some stuff with me at golf tournaments, totally fine. They were the ground rules that were sort of set, and here we are.”"

Furthermore, McIlroy has said he’s open to an in-round interview similar to the previous ones Max Homa and Keith Mitchell did.

“It would take a little bit of convincing for me, but I’d certainly be open to it,” he said.

Below we’ll highlight some interesting facts and information about Rory McIlroy for those interested in checking out Netflix’s doc Full Swing.

How much is Rory McIlroy worth? Rory McIlroy’s net worth

In 2022, Forbes included McIlroy on their list of highest-paid golfers in the world. McIlroy is reportedly worth $9 million on-course, while his non-golf-related revenue stream is over $34 million. However, per his PGA Tour stats page, his actual net worth is over $68 million.

Rory McIlroy is a four-time major champion

McIlroy is considered one of the best golfers in the world. He’s a four-time major champion, having won the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 PGA Championship, the 2014 Open Championship, and the 2014 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy’s world ranking

In October 2022, the Irish golfer reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the ninth overall time in his career. He currently retains the No. 1 spot, beating out Scottie Scheffler to take the top place.

Who is Rory McIlroy’s caddie?

McIlroy’s caddie, Harry Diamond, is also his best friend, having grown up together in Holywood. Diamond took over for JP Fitzgerald in 2017, and he and McIlroy have been working together ever since, sans a brief stint when Diamond took time off to welcome his second child with his wife. Diamond and McIlroy have won nine PGA Tours together, in addition to countless other awards.

Who is Rory McIlroy’s wife? Rory McIlroy’s relationship status

McIlroy has been married to his wife Erica Stoll since 2017, and the pair welcomed daughter Poppy Kennedy in 2020. They met at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Rory McIlroy is one of only three golfers to have won four Majors by 25

Alongside Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy is one of the only golfers in the world to have won four men’s major golf championships by the time he turned 25.

Rory McIlroy quit school at the age of 16

McIlroy was so passionate about his golf career at an early age that he quit school at 16 years old and never graduated. His parents supported his athletic dreams, and he pursued his goals as a teenager onward. The rest, as they say, is history.

Full Swing premieres on Wednesday, February 15. 

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