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Rory McIlroy wins $50 bet by eating broccoli topped with yogurt for breakfast

Jonathan Wall
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Rory McIlroy isn't exactly strapped for cash. With more than $8 million in earnings this season and a rumored $200 million-plus deal with Nike out there, the 23-year-old is already set for life.

The kid may have more money than he knows what to do with but that didn't stop him from taking $50 off good friend Graeme McDowell, who apparently dared McIlroy to eat broccoli topped with blueberry yogurt for breakfast.

Yep, broccoli topped with yogurt. McIlroy may be all business on the course, but off it, he clearly likes to have a little fun and act like he's a sophomore in college taking a bet to win some extra beer money.

Quite honestly, this is one of the reasons why he's one of the most marketable athletes on the planet. Eating broccoli and yogurt won't earn him millions -- unless a yogurt or broccoli company want to sponsor him -- but keeping things in perspective and having fun certainly helps. In a sport that's perceived by most mainstream sports fans to be stuffy and an elitist's game, McIlroy is a breath of fresh of air. Keep doing what you're doing, Rory.

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