Rory McIlroy won an insane amount of money for two competition victories in one day

Rory McIlroy might have missed out on victory in a golfing major this year, but the 27-year-old has earned himself a substantial consolation prize.

The Holywood golfer landed a cool $1.5 million (€1.33m) for winning the Tour Championship, and the victory meant he also bagged the season-long points race the FedEx Cup. The prize? $10 million. That's €8.8 million, in case you were wondering.

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So his total earnings were $11.15 million (€10m). Not bad for a day’s work.

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McIlroy, who will compete for Europe when the Ryder Cup starts on September 30, was taken to a play-off in the Tour Championship, beating Ryan Moore on the fourth play-off hole.

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And it was Dustin Johnson who he beat to the FedEx Cup, earning himself the pay day.

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McIlroy’s form bodes well for the Ryder Cup, during which he’ll hope to help Europe beat the USA once more.

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At the very least, he’ll be in a good mood.

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But there’s one thing he can’t buy…

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You said it, Homer.

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