Back in 2020, at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, Rory McIlroy took the world by storm by hitting with his club 13 out of the 18 greens in regulation and 8 of the 14 fairways, totaling at 14 under for the mentioned tournament and finishing it at 14 under.
Indeed, this moment is a testament to the three-time PGA Tour Player of the Year’s prowess. After all, he is considered as one of the best players of the 2010s decade. However, his shine seemed to be lost this 2021.
It has been more than 540 days since Rory McIlroy received a win, marking his career’s longest winless drought. McIlroy is doing his best to get his momentum back to hitting various wins. The 31-year-old pro golfer even hired a new swing coach after his battle at The 2021 Players Championship. This only shows that he recognizes the need to take his efforts a notch up to regain his spot atop the World Golf Ranking.
McIlroy’s last victory could be dated back in November 2019 when he bagged the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions title. However, despite being deprived of recent wins, he is believed to have made more money per stroke than any pro golfers, surpassing Tiger Woods. One research has concluded that McIlroy pockets a massive $1,920 of winnings per stroke since joining the PGA Tour, while Tiger Woods seconds with only around $1,861 per stroke.
As of this writing, McIlroy now stands at the 13th spot on PGA Tour’s official world golf ranking, behind Tony Finau and before Hideki Matsuyama.