Oct 26th, 2016

Kerching for Rory's caddie

Big pay out for J.P. Fitzgerald

Kerching for Rory's caddie

Rory McIlroy didn't have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been paid in.

His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, let him know with a text message.

"I think his words were, 'A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much,"' McIlroy said on Wednesday. "J.P. got a nice percentage of that, so I knew at that point it was already there."

For the last seven years in a row, the winner of the Tour Championship has also won the FedEx Cup and with it a $10 million bonus. The winner receives $9 million in cash, and $1 million is deferred into a retirement account. McIlroy also earned $1.53 million from actually winning the tournament, so all in all not a bad weekend’s work.

McIlroy said he paid his J.P. 10 per cent from the $9 million from his FedEx Cup bonus, and 10 per cent from the Tour Championship earnings.

"So the total was $1.05 million," McIlroy said. "I think he was quite happy."

Happy? Too right! Shame about the exchange rate though.

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Kerching for Rory's caddie

 

TAGS: J.P. Fitzgerald, Rory McIlroy, FedEx Cup, caddies