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Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million

A tied second place finish at The Open has seen the 29-year-old leapfrog Lee Westwood.

Updated at 21.33

RORY MCILROY IS now the all-time leading earner on the European Tour.

1003940072-594x594 McIlroy celebrates holing an eagle during yesterday's final round. Source: David Cannon

The County Down golfer shot a final round of 70 at Carnoustie on Sunday to finish the weekend two shots off first-time Open winner Francesco Molinari, meaning he had to settle for second place alongside Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

That quartet all took home €593,051, and 29-year-old McIlroy has now amassed a fortune of €35.1 million from European Tour prize money alone.

McIlroy money Source: europeantour.com

McIlroy overtakes former leader Lee Westwood, who is on €34.7m, while the top five list is made up of Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

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