Why The Open wasn't all doom and gloom for Rory McIlroy

Rory Mc Ilroy

His major-winning drought may be about to stretch into a fifth year, but Rory McIlroy can console himself with that fact that he surpassed a major money milestone at The Open.

That’s because with his runner-up finish at Carnoustie, the four-time major champion – whose most recent win in one of golf’s showpiece events came at the 2014 US PGA Championship – has overtaken Lee Westwood as the all-time top earner on the European Tour Money List.

The 29-year-old pocketed €597,050 for finishing in the four-way tie for second alongside Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele to take his career earnings on the European Tour to €35,110,780, surpassing Westwood’s €34,777,910.

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Not bad for ten-and-a-half years as a pro, is it?

That’s not even including his PGA Tour career earnings, which totals $39,867,490. But, of course, there is some crossover between the European Tour and PGA Tour with majors and WGCs.

The top ten in the European Tour career money list is as follows:

1. Rory McIlroy - €35,110,780
2. Lee Westwood - €34,777,910
3. Ernie Els - $28,623,680
4. Sergio Garcia - $28,051,005
5. Henrik Stenson - €27,952,674
6. Justin Rose - €25,528,845
7. Padraig Harrington - €25,348,103
8. Ian Poulter - €24,715,120
9. Colin Montgomerie - €24,493,990
10.Miguel Angel Jimenez - €24,233,436

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