Rory McIlroy’s final day recovery at Masters nets him boost to mega net worth

Rory McIlroy's remarkable final round at Augusta saw him net just shy of an extra million bucks as he clawed his way up the leader board to finish second – just three strokes away from winning the Green Jacket himself.

The Northern Irishman, who hasn't won a major since 2014, was ninth at the start of the day, but recovered by shooting an extraordinary 64 to record his highest ever finish at the Masters.

American Scottie Scheffler held his nerve to eventually secure a three-shot victory and win his very first Green Jacket, but it was McIlroy who arguably stole the show with one of the finest – and most lucrative – final rounds of his career.

Had McIlroy finished ninth he'd have taken home a measly £334,000 in prize money, but he ended up almost quadrupling the figure in a day's work. His stupendous recovery saw him land £1.23million instead, which bumped his already staggering net worth up a fair bit.

According to The Sunday Times Rich List, the 32-year-old boasts a personal wealth of £170million, so it's fair to say he won't have been too desperate for prize money, but an extra £900k or so for a few hours of golf on a sunny afternoon … that ain't too bad, is it?

Elsewhere, Scheffler pocketed a cool £2.1million while Shane Lowry and Cam Smith – who were tied in third – took home £780,000 each.

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Every player in the top 10 earned north of £300,000 in prize money, while Tiger Woods – who marked his emotional return to golf with an impressive 47th-place finish – took home £33,000.

Despite a glaring lack of success in majors recently, McIlroy remains one of the highest-paid players in the world due to the explosive start he made to his career – becoming the youngest player ever to reach £10 million in career earnings on the European Tour in 2011 at the age of just 22.

Spending more than 100 weeks as world No 1, as well as lucrative endorsements with the likes of Nike and Omega has ensured McIlroy's place as one of the highest-paid sportsman on the planet, but even he would've been thrilled with Sunday's haul.

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