Where would Rory rank in other sports in seasonal earnings?

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With his victory in the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy claimed the $15 million FedExCup bonus. The winnings don’t count as official PGA Tour earnings, so McIlroy still finished second on the season money list (behind Brooks Koepka - $9,684,006) with $7,785,286.

But that distinction won’t bother McIlroy. Add in the $1,500,000 he received for finishing second in the Wyndham Rewards and McIlroy has pulled in $24,285,286 this year on the PGA Tour.

That’s 24 million, 285 thousand, 286 dollars.

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Here’s how that total compares to what athletes in other major sports are making in 2019 (‘cap hit’ salaries courtesy spotrac.com):

NBA:

Highest paid: Steph Curry (Guard, Golden State Warriors), $40,231,758

Where McIlroy would rank: 47th

MLB:

Highest paid: Stephen Strasburg (Pitcher, Washington Nationals), $38,333,334

Where McIlroy would rank: 17th

NFL:

Highest paid: Matthew Stafford (Quarterback, Detroit Lions), $29,500,000

Where McIlroy would rank: 7th

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