By Evin Priest
World No.2 Rory McIlroy made a stunning admission at the season-ending Tour Championship, revealing an honest opinion on the FedEx Cup playoffs bonus prize of US$10 million.
“Luckily, that amount of money doesn’t mean much to me anymore,” said McIlroy.
McIlroy – a four-times Major champion – has earned AUD$40 million on-course on the US PGA Tour alone in his career. His latest Nike deal is reportedly worth AUD$356 million over 10 years.
“It will go in the bank and if I want to buy something nice, I will,” McIlroy said. “I mean like it’s nice to think that you could win $10 million this week, but that’s not what excites me. It excites me to play well and to try and win. And the FedEx Cup is … it’s one of the only things that I haven’t put on my [resume] and that would be more exciting to do that rather than walk away with a cheque.”
It’s not the best supporting statement for a points race that hands out a combined $35 million for all competitors. But at least the Northern Irishman is honest!