To say Rory McIlroy’s year in 2014 has been productive would be an understatement. The Northern Irishman achieved his first win on the major tour in 18 months with a victory in the BMW PGA Championship and then followed it up a month later by winning the Open Championship by two shots over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

His win at the Royal Liverpool propelled McIlroy into golfing folklore as the first European to win three different majors and he joined legends Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as one of three golfers to win three different majors by the age of 25.

After winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, McIlroy returned to No.1 in the world rankings before securing his fourth major crown with a victory at the PGA Championship.

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With all that success, it is no surprise that the 25-year-old tops the money chart for career earnings in 2014 with £5,269,270.

Bubba Watson’s victory at the Masters fired him to second in the chart with earnings £4,032,713 above Jim Furyk (£3,810,246) who finished in the top five at the PGA Championship and The Open Championship.

Jimmy Walker may have surprised himself with three top 10 finishes in the four majors this year which earned him £3,682,729 and Spaniard Sergio Garcia makes up the top five earning £3,143,456.

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Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester is an experienced sports writer, having worked at SportsVibe and written for numerous sporting titles including Golfing World, Birmingham Mail and Stoke City's website.

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