Golf is widely considered as one of the most popular and highest paying sporting event in the world. In a clear version it is the game of affluent people. From last two decades it becomes the most played and the highest earning sporting event in the world. The Golf Athlete made money in six ways and here we presented the top ten richest golfer list with their net income.
Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers in History
- Tiger Woods
Original Name: Eldrick Tont Woods
Title Name: Tiger
Date of birth: 30-Dec-1975
Net Worth: 83,091,508 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 71 million US$
Eldrick Tont Woods who is widely famous as Tiger Woods is a successful professional American Golf Athletes and one of the foremost earning golfer in the world. Last season his total income was $83,091,508 with the yearly endorsement 71 million US$ and prize money 12,091,508 US$. On his entire golf career he consecutively won 79 PGA Tour Title and 40 European Tour title. He became the champion of Master Tournament 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005. Recently he completed a five years lucrative deals off 105 million US$ with Nike, which is counted as the biggest contract of time being.
2. Phil Mickelson
Original Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Title Name: Lefty
Date of birth: 16-Jun-1970
Net Worth: 52,009,156 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 45 Million US$
Philip Alfred Mickelson is one of the sixteen athletes in the golf history who grab the three major win out of four. He is the second most highest-paid Golfer in the world who yearly earns 45 million US$ which boost his net worth of $52 million. Last season this American professional golfer got the prize money $45,335,267. He gained 42 PGA title and three master Championship title in 2004, 2006 and 2010.
3. Arnold Palmer
Original Name: Arnold Daniel Palmer
Title Name: The King
Date of birth: 10-Sep-1929
Net Worth: 40 Million US$
Arnold Daniel Palmer is a former American golfer who becomes the third most richest athletes in the world. he considered as the greatest golfers all ever and that’s why he is called “The King”. Lot’s of Championship was grabbed by him along with 62 PGA tour, 2 European tour and 4 Master tournament. Current Net worth of this leading golfer is about 40 million US$.
4. Jack Nicklaus
Original Name: Jack William Nicklaus
Title Name: The golden bear
Date of birth: 21-Jan-1940
Net Worth: 26,009,625 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 26 million US$
Jack William Nicklaus whose current net worth 26 million is an American former golfer. For his extraordinary playing style he is worldly famous as The Golden Bear. He was also the champion of PGA and Master Tournament. This outstanding booming golfer got the full stop on his career in 2005.
5. Henrik Stenson
Original Name: Henrik Stenson
Date of birth: 5-APR-1976
Net Worth: 21.44 Million US$
Yearly Endorsement: 2,850,000 US$
The proficient Swedish Golfer Henrik Stenson is ranked with fifth most richest player who acquired yearly Net Worth of $21.44 million along with $2850000 endorsement. He obtained 4 PGA and 9 European titles on his whole career. Not only that he also the champion of Master tournament and US Open in 2014.
6. Rory McIlroy
Original Name: Rory McIlroy
Title Name: Rors
Date of birth: 4-May-1989
Net Worth: 20,608,789 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 18 Million US$
The Northern Irish Golfer Rory McIlroy gymnast of 9 PGA and European tour. He becomes the first European who conquest a three division majors. His yearly endorsement is $18 million which made the net worth of $20,608,789.
7. Gary Player
Original Name: Gary Player
Title Name: The Black Knight, Mr. Fitness
Date of birth: 01-NOV-1935
Nationality: South Africa
Net Worth: 16,009,625 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 16 Million US$
The Black Knight, Gary Player who is acquainted as the International Ambassador of golf is a retired professional South African golfer. He was widely regarded for his flawless shot and also well known as Mr fitness. His current Net income about 16 million US$.
8. Adam Derek Scott
Original Name: Adam Derek Scott
Title Name: Scotty
Date of birth: 16-JUL-1980
Net Worth: 15,648,068 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 7.6 Million US$
Australian born Adam Derek Scott becomes the golf specialist and world no 1 ranking golf athletes wow basically interested in European tour. Last year Scotty enrolled $15,648,068 along with 7.6 million US$. He won the Master Champion trophy in 2013.
9. Theodore Els
Original Name: Theodore Ernest Els
Title Name: The Big Easy
Date of birth: 17-Oct-1969
Nationality: South Africa
Net Worth: 14,689,536 US$
Yearly Endorsement: 12.5 Million
Theodore Ernest Els became the second most highest paid golfer of South Africa. Due to referring of 6 ft 3 in height he is named as “The Big Easy”. He was linked with multiple golf tour as well as PGA, European, Japan, Sunshine and also some others. He won Master Championship twice in 1994 and 1997. His present earning of the year $14,689,536.
10. Greg Norman
Original Name: Gregory John Norman
Title Name: The Shark
Date of birth:10-Feb-1955
Net Worth: 14,000,000 US$
Gregory John Norman remains in the tenth position with the assemblage wages off 14,689,536 $US. The Australian golfer won 20 PGA tour titles, 14 European tour and 2 two Open championship in 1986, 1993. At present he dwells in United states.
These Golfers are the most richest earner throughout the world. The list is made by the combination of their yearly endorsement and prize money. Apart of them there have few more name as well as Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia who earn millions of money in every year.