Golf is often counted among the most popular sports in the world and is enjoyed as a popular hobby. One of the biggest takeaways from the pastime is that it can be enjoyed by both young and old people. The popularity of the game has helped many players amass huge wealth through prize money, endorsements, and deals. Below mentioned are some of the names who have left an indelible impression through their gaming strategy.
Tiger Woods-$800 million
Tiger Woods is one of the most famous golfers in the world who does not need any introduction. His achievements include 82 PGA tour wins, 41 European tour wins, 15 Majors, and 5 Master victories in his entire career. Tiger has also set a record for being ranked No.1 for consecutive weeks, a feat unachieved by any other sportsman.
Phil Mickelson-$400 million
At 48 years, Phil Mickelson is regarded as the most fantastic sportsman in the history of Golf. He started his career during his college time and has since then won multiple tours and championships, including 5 Majors, and 44 PGA tour wins. Apart from making money from endorsements, Phil also has an active social media career, which gets him extra earnings.
Jack Nicklaus-$320 million
Jack Nicklaus is an American pro golfer who has 115 professional wins to his name. His most notable wins include 73 PGA tours and 18 Majors, which have earned him the World Golf Hall of Fame. His other significant assets include the Nicklaus Design Company which has designed about 410 golf courses worldwide.
Greg Norman-$300 million
Greg Norman is a former Australian golfer who has won around 91 international tours, including 2 Majors and 20 GPA wins. However, apart from his sports legacy, he is counted among the wealthiest entrepreneurs who have invested his endorsement earnings into the business. He also owns luxury housing, a real-estate company, wine production, private equity, a golf academy, and a wakeboard park.
Gary Player-$250 million
Gary Player is a former South-African golfer who started playing during his teenage years and subsequently became a master in his career within three years. His triumphs include 9 Majors and many PGA tour wins. In addition to this, Gary also owns a real estate firm, a course design company, player academies, and foundations, to name a few.
Rory McIlroy- $130 million
Rory Mcilroy is a Northern Irish golf player known for his successful career in the game. He is often cited as the best golfer and has amassed countless victories to his name. His achievements include 4 Majors, 13 European tour wins, and 13 GPA tour wins.
Fred Couples- $120 million
Aside from being the richest golfer, Fred Steve Couples gained attention for his phenomenal skill in hitting long drives. He has won about 50+ professional tour wins, and his victories alone have helped him acquire a financial fortune of $120 Million.
Jordan Spieth-$100 million
Jordan Spieth is a professional golf player from America who earned both name and fame by setting the 36-hole record at the Masters in 2015. He has won the US Junior Amateur Tournament twice, in 2009 and 2011, making him the second player to achieve this rare feat. His net worth is calculated as approximately $100 Million as of 2022.
Ernie Els-$85 million
Ernie Els is another sportsman from South Africa who has been nicknamed “The Big Easy” by the media. He has 28 European tour wins, 19 GPA tour wins, and 4 Majors to his name and has one of the best golfing records in the history of the game. His outstanding skills and involvement in golf course design made him reach his net worth of $85 Million.
Vijay Singh-$75 million
Vijay Singh is a 56-year-old Fijian golfer who has created a name for himself as one of the world’s wealthiest golfers. He has won multiple Majors and has earned $60 million and more through prize money, endorsement, and sponsorship.