Top 10 Richest Golf Players in the World 2016

Despite of the popular myth that golf is played only by rich people, it is still one of the widely played sports in the world. It holds the position as the highest paying sports these days. Tiger Woods and some other famous players make money in six figures. The amount they make every year is no less than the earning of any athlete from other sports. The players listed here are some of the highest paid athletes in the world. These golfers make most money from their sponsors and endorsements. But they also make significant money as winning amount from different tours. So, take a look at the world’s top 10 richest players in golf.

10. Greg Norman – Net Income $14 million

Greg NormanAustralian golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. His achievements include 14 European Tour titles and 20 PGA Tour titles in his career in golfing till date. In the years 1986, 1987 and 1996, he was the Masters Tournament runner-up and the winner of T2 PGA Championship in 1993 and 1986. In 1986 and 1993, he was also the winner of Open Championship title. He reached T2 position in 1984 and 1995 in the US Open. He has the total cumulative income of $14 million since last season. He also earned $14 million from endorsements. In 2012-13 Season, he made $17.07 million with on-course income of $78,710 and off-course income of $17 million.

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09. Ernie Els– Net Income $14.69 million

Ernie ElsSouth African golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He achieves 28 European Tour titles and 19 PGA Tour titles till date. He was the Masters Tournament runner-up in 2000 and 2004. He won PGA Championships’ T3 position in the years 1995 and 2007. He also achieved Open Championship title in 2002 and 2012 and US Open title in the years 1997 and 1994. His cumulative net worth is $14.69 million in last season. He made on-course $2,189,536 from his winnings and his off-course income is $12.5 million from endorsements.

08. Adam Scott– Net Income $15.64 million

Adam ScottAustralian golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He attained 9 European Tour titles and 11 PGA Tour titles in his career. He was the winner of PGA’s T3 position in the year 2006. In Masters Tournament 2013, he achieved first position. In Open Championship 2012, he became the runner up and achieved T9 position in US Open in 2014. His total income of last season is $15.64 million and made on-course earning of $8.04 from winnings and off-course winning of $7.6 million from endorsements.

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07. Gary Player – Net Income $16 million

Gary PlayerSouth African golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He is the proud owner of 73 Sunshine Tour titles and 24 PGA Tour titles till date. He is the winner in Masters Tournament in the year 1978, 1974 and 1961. His total income is $16,009,625 out of which his on-course earning is $9625 from his winnings and $16 million as off-course income from his endorsements.

06. Rory Mcllroy – Net Income $20.6 million

Rory McllroyThe Northern Irish golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He achieved 9 European Tour Titles and 9 PGA Tour Titles. He was the winner of PGA Championship in 2014 and 2012. He won T8 position in Masters Tournament in the year 2014. He is also the winner of Open Championship title in the year 2014 and US Open title in 2011. His total income is $20,608,789 in last season out of which he made on-course income of $2,608,789 and rest of $18 million from his endorsements.

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05. Henrik Stenson – Net Income $21.44 Million

Henrik StensonSwedish golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He has 8 European Tour titles and 4 PGA Tour titles in his career till date. He was second runners up in PGA in 2013 and 2014. He also achieved Masters Tournament’s T14 position in 2014. He was the runner-up in Open Championship 2013 and T14 in US Open in 2014. His total income is $21,444,670 in the last season. His on course income from winnings is $18,594,670 and he made $2,850,000 from endorsements.

04. Jack Nicklaus – Net Income $26 Million

Jack NicklausThe American golfer participates in European Tours and PGA Tours. He achieved 10 Champions Tour Titles and whopping 73 PGA Tour titles in his career. He remained the Masters Tournament winner in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986. He was also the PGA Championship winner in the years 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1980. His total income in last season was $26,009,625 out of which he earned $9625 as on-course earningsand $26,000,000from endorsements.

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03. Arnold Palmer – Net Income $40 Million

Arnold PalmerAmerican golfer plays in European Tours and PGA Tours. He achieved 2 European Tour titles and 64 PGA Tour Titles till date. In 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964, he was the winner of Masters Tournament. In 1964, 1968 and 1970, he was the PGA runner-up. He achieved Open Championship title in 2013 and US Open title in 1960. His total income is $40 million which is all from his endorsements.

02. Phil Mickelson – Net Income $52 Million

hil MickelsonThe American golfer participated in European Tours and PGA Tours. He achieved 9 European Tour titles and 42 PGA Tour titles in his career. In 2004, 2006 and 2010, he was Masters Tournament winner. He earned PGA title in 2005 and achieved Open Championship title in 2013. In the years 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013, he earned US Open titles. His total income of last season is $52,009,156 out of which he earned $45 million from endorsements and $45,335,267 on course from winnings.

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01. Tiger Woods – Net Income – $83.09 Million

Tiger WoodsThe American Golfer participates in European tours and PGA Tours and he achieved 40 European Tour titles and 79 PGA Tour titles in his career. In 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, he was the winner of Masters Tournaments. In 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007, he earned PGA Championships. His total income is $83,091,508 out of which he made $12,091,508 from his winnings and the rest of $71 million from endorsements.

 

There are several other professional golfers like Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia deserve to be listed among the highest paid and richest golfers because they also earn millions from their endorsements and winnings.

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Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always trIES to share top 10 listS for India and worldwide to increasE THE knowledge of internet users.

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