Rory McIlroy’s caddie just pocketed a smooth $1 million

October 26th, 2016

“Professional golf caddie” might be one of the most sneaky lucrative careers around. It can be tough on the lower end of the spectrum, but if you land an average tour pro or better, it won’t take long to accrue a tidy sum. Just ask Jordan Spieth’s caddie. Or Rory McIlroy’s, for that matter. Caddies usually get between a five and seven percent cut of players’ earnings, according to Golf Digest. Rory’s gets a little more — about 10 percent — which proved especially fruitful this year after Rory walked away with the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus prize. Via the Associated Press: Tour caddies typically get a stipend for the week and then a percentage of the earnings up to 10 percent for a victory. McIlroy said he paid his caddie 10 percent from the $9 million he took home that day from his FedEx Cup bonus, and 10 percent from the Tour Championship earnings. “So the total was $1.05 million,” McIlroy said. “I think he was quite happy.” I bet he was. More Golf!Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson turn into superheroes in epic golf tournament hype video1d agoJohn Daly is the latest person to look tiny standing next to Yao Ming2d agoTiger Woods reveals to Stephen Colbert he spent eight hours a day (!!) playing 'Call of Duty'5d ago

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WGC-HSBC Champions: McIlroy, DJ, Stenson, Bubba Top Star-Studded Event In Shanghai

October 26th, 2016

As the WGC-HSBC Champions gets set to start, it once again boasts some of the world’s best golfers in attendance.Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson headline an excellent field at the WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, China. Johnson and Watson are past winners of…

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Do Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson make for good superheroes? You be the judge

October 25th, 2016

The WGC-HSBC Champions event has turned Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson into superheroes to help promote the tournament.

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Bubba Watson, entrepreneur, adds Chevy dealership to business empire

October 6th, 2016

Bubba Watson, entrepreneur, adds Chevy dealership to business empire

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Jack Nicklaus, Other Players Say Farewell to Arnold Palmer

October 4th, 2016

Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and other golfers gathered to celebrate the life of Arnold Palmer and say their final farewells

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The emotional moment Rickie Fowler brought the Ryder Cup back to Arnold Palmer

October 4th, 2016

It was impossible to escape the memory of Arnold Palmer at the Ryder Cup last week. His golf bag was on the first tee. The crowds chanted his name. The players honored him. He was everywhere. The U.S. went on to win the Ryder Cup, which was a fitting end to it all. And afterwards, with Arnold Palmer’s memorial taking place in his hometown of Latrobe, Pa. on Tuesday, Rickie Fowler, alongside Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, left Hazeltine National Golf Club to deliver the trophy to The King. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY NETWORK Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY NETWORK “Mr. Palmer is The King for what he did inside the ropes and away from golf. He’s remembered around the world,” Rickie said. “It’s amazing to be here to celebrate the life of a man who did so much for the game of golf, and for guys like me and Rickie,” followed Bubba. The full video: More Golf!Arnold Palmer's grandson told the perfect story at Arnie's memorial service33m agoBill Murray rallied USA Ryder Cup fans with an awesome 'America!' cheer47m agoThe trailer for John Daly's '30 for 30' just dropped and it looks awesome55m ago

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Emotional Bubba Watson says Ryder Cup role was dream come true

October 2nd, 2016

Emotional Bubba Watson says Ryder Cup role was dream come true

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