Rory Mcilroy's recent climb to fame has helped him become one of the best golfers in the world. In the last three weeks he has had two top ten finishes, fifth at the Deutsche bank, and eighth at the BMW championship and in those two tournaments, he earned over 500,000. while this is nearly one 70th of career earnings, almost 35 million dollars, it still boosted him to the number 4 in the world.
As a young boy, he chipped golf balls in to washing machines on television in Ireland. He soon grew extremely good and in 2007 at the age of 17 he was on the professional circuit. in his first year on the tour, he earned 450,000, finished 95th in world rankings, and his tour card for 2008 from a fourth place finish.
In 2008 he had six top ten finishes, including second place, and moved up to 39th in the world rankings. In 2009 he got his first win at 19, in the Dubai Desert Classic, and it took him to 16th in the world standings. At the end of november, he was barely in the top ten, at ninth. In May 2010 he recorded his first PGA tour win when he shot a course record 62 in the Quail Ridge Championship, and later in the year he had a crucial victory in the Ryder Cup to lead Europe to the win.
In 2011 Rory won the U.S. open, his first of three total majors, this victory boosted him to number two in the world. In 2012, he won PGA championship by a record 8 strokes, which made him the world number one. In that year, he also broke a record set by Tiger Woods, to win 5 tournaments in a single season. He started the 2013 season with high hopes but failed to achieve them, with only one tour win over Adam Scott by one stroke.
Next year Mcilroy will pick up his game due to a change in coach, which has greatly improved his game recently.