REVEALED: The biggest earners from the Ryder Cup on Instagram

Team United States may have dominated on the course but off the course Europe holds the most influence. 

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021

REVEALED: The biggest earners from the Ryder Cup on Instagram

The United States may have made Europe's headspin at the Ryder Cup as they cruised to victory but the dizzying figures these professional golfers earn on social media will make your head twirl. 

There is no doubt over the last few days these players' profiles will have picked up considerable traffic as fans take a glimpse of some of their celebration photos and behind the scenes footage.

It's big business and lines their pockets with thousands of dollars as they rack up advertisement money - but who earns the most?

Golf Travel Centre decided to take a look at each player from both camps to see who has the biggest following and who earns more money per post. 

Let's take a look at the results and then break it down. 

1. Rory McIlroy (Europe) - £12-15k per post

2.  Jordan Spieth (USA) - £9.8k - 11.8k per post

3. Dustin Johnson (USA) - £8.2k - £9.7k per post

4. Phil Mickelson (USA) - £8.1k - £9.7k per post

5. Bryson DeChambeau (USA) - £5.2k - £6.3k per post. 

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Rory McIlroy

The Northern Irishman boasts more than five million followers on his platforms. 

On Instagram alone, he has more than two million followers and has partnerships with Nike and Omega. 

Jordan Spieth

Spieth has the largest level of influence off the course. 

He has 3.6 million followers across all of his social media. 

Spieth also has partnerships with Rolex and Under Armour

Dustin Johnson

Johnson has two million in followers on Twitter and Instagram. 

He has paid partnerships with Adidas and LA Golf. 

He is also married to model Paulina Gretzky.

Phil Mickelson 

Lefty has just shy of two million followers on his social pages. 

His Instagram alone has more than one million followers. 

His sponsors include Amgen, Callaway Golf, KPMG and Rolex. 

Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau has just shy of 800,000 followers on Instagram but his stock is set to keep rising after a sensational Ryder Cup. 

His YouTube channel is growing by the day, as he charts a behind the scenes look at his life. 

He is sponsored by Cobra and has affiliations with Bose. 

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