Welcome to Rory McIlroy’s world


If you hit a basket of range balls once a week, visit the gym twice in January and take one flight a year on your annual holiday, compare it to Rory McIlroy’s average year.

He hits 16,500 balls, does 6,800 press ups and signs more than 6,000 autographs, according to a new app that can monitor your lifestyle. He also runs 1,036km, does more than 6,000 pull-ups, spends about 350 hours in a plane and 287 nights in a hotel.

Rory's World

The stats have been put together by Santander Spendlytics, who have developed the app so that customers can monitor how much they spend on their debit and credit cards, and where they spend it. McIlroy said: “This is my life, this is what I do – it’s become the norm.”

“I guess when you start playing golf and think about becoming professional you don’t think about all the stuff that goes with it. When I watched golf on TV and saw a guy winning at the end of the week I sort of thought that’s it. But you learn as you go on that there’s a lot more to it than that.”

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“Is it fun? The most fun I have is out on the golf course and trying to win. That’s why I started to play the game. But of course I’m enjoying it, I love what I do, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m able to live out my dream, not a lot of people can say that.”

The £5m he earned on the course this year probably helped, too.

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