Analysis. History. Perspective.

Sports Then and Now

Top Ten Richest Golfers

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Andrea Simon
Arnold Palmer's fame and success transcended golf.

Arnold Palmer’s fame and success transcended golf.

In recent years, golf has become increasingly popular, mainly in countries such as America, Australia and Great Britain. In this article, we are going to talk about the richest golfers and how they have accumulated their net worth. Moreover, you will learn more about their achievements in professional career.

10. Sir Nick Faldo

This charming Brit has had a fascinating career which saw him win six major tournaments. The knighted gentleman is worth $60 million. Nowadays, He generates his money covering the sport news for CBS Sports.

9. Ernie Els

His estimated net worth is $75 million and was acquired through golfing, designing golf courses and a winery he owns, the Ernie Els Wines. The Big Easy, as he is known in the golfing community, has held the #1 spot for 788 weeks during his career. He also holds the record for most weeks in the top 10.

8. Vijay Singh

When you hear the country Fiji, people usually link it with rugby and Fiji’s national team. One Fiji native, however, chose a different sport and in his career he has won three major tournaments.Moreover, he was ranked #1 for two consecutive years in the 2014 & 2015 seasons. Vijay Singh’s net worth is $75 million and this ranks him #8 on out list.

7. Fred Couples

The American has 63 professional wins, including the 1992 Masters Tournament. His great career has managed to accumulate $105 million in the Fred Couples’s bank account. Currently, Fred spends his time playing on the senior’s circuit or in designing golf courses.

6. Phil Mickelson

Mikelson’s stellar career saw him win 5 majors and ranks him second on the PGA Tour’s list of all-time career earnings. Interestingly enough, he actually makes more money from endorsements and in 2011, he was the second-highest paid athlete in the US. His estimated net worth is $180 millions

5. Gary Player

Gary Player is the International Ambassador of Golf, and in his tremendous career, that spreads over 6 decades, he has won 165 professional tournaments including the Grand Slam. The South African has also made money from writing books about golf, designing golf courses and other business ventures. His astonishing career has left him well-off with a net worth of $200 million.

Jack Nicklaus was near the top of golf leader boards for more than two decades.

Jack Nicklaus was near the top of golf leader boards for more than two decades.

4. Jack Nicklaus

Jack is often referred to as the greatest in the history of golf. He has won an incredible 18 majors from 1961 to 1986. He is a proud owner of one of the largest golf course design companies and has made a golfing instructional video that has sold more copies than any other. His estimated net worth is around $280 million.

3. Greg Norman

Born in Australia and known as the Great White Shark, Greg Norman has won 90 professional tournaments including two majors. His multinational enterprise earns him money from ventures, ranging from golf course design to beef exports, which provides for a nice net worth of $300 million.

2. Tiger Woods

Mr. Woods’s net worth stacks at $550 million. He dominated the golf scene between 1997 and 2010 and shattered plenty of records. In recent years he was involved in a huge sex scandal, divorce, a drop in rankings and he also lost a lot of sponsors. Nike was one of the few companies that stood by him and though he has endured a number of setbacks with his physical health, he still is among the most popular players in the game when he is on the course. Even today he is consistently ranked as one of the world’s highest paid athletes.

1. Arnold Palmer

The American Golfing legend known as The King had a staggering net worth of $675 million. In his career, he has won seven majors and was a superstar back in the day. Until his passing last year, he made even more money through golf-related business ventures. He also transcends golf by having  a drink and an airport named after him.

So, folks, this concludes our list of Top 10 Richest Golfers. If you want to check what iron sets the professionals played with or what is currently trending, be sure to view website.


Leave a Reply

  • Current Poll

    Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
  • Post Categories

↑ Top