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The game of Golf is indeed a lucrative sport and the best-in-class Professional Golfers can rack up a lot of moolah in their career span. The top-notch Golfers are setting new trends with their ever soaring salaries and more. Here we take stock of the 5 highest-paid Golfers in the world.
Yes, Tiger Woods may have endured a barren spell over the last few years but he still tops the list of the highest ever paid Golfers. His Masters and Tour Championship win silenced the critics and reminded everyone that he still has the potential to make it really big in the game of Golf. His total career earnings are estimated at a staggering $1.5 billion, and Tiger Woods’ net worth is currently about $800 million.
With five major wins and 49 professional wins to his name, Phil Mickelson is one of the most best golfers of all time. Mickelson won his first tournament in five years in 2018, beating Thomas in a playoff for the WGC-Mexico Championship. Although he had experienced a title drought until his win in March, Mickelson scooped $4.3m in earnings as well as $37m in endorsements.
Jordan Spieth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, may be worth as much as $100 million, and according to Forbes made a combined $41.2 million in earnings in 2017-18 in winnings and sponsorship deals. Over the course of the 2010s, Spieth has established himself as one of the biggest names in golf, and at just 25 looks to have plenty of career ahead of him.
He is arguably Northern Ireland’s most celebrated sports star and easily one of the best golfers in the world currently, Rory McIlroy comes in at number four for total earnings in 2018. Although he didn’t win anything of note last year, McIlroy collected $3.7m in earnings and a whopping $34 in endorsements.