Golf is the highest paying sport today. It is widely played around the world. It is a myth that golf is played only by the rich people. Golf is considered to be an eminent game in the sporting world. The professional golfers earn a lot of money from their chosen sport in addition to endorsements and promotions.
The famous professional golfers are paid huge sums of money for playing tournaments which make them rich and famous. The golfers also make money by winning different tours. Apart from tours, the golfers also endorse various products like other sportspersons and earn money from these endorsements. There are many famous golfers who have not only earned fame but also have become very wealthy.
This is the list of top 10 most richest golfers of the world for the year in 2017.
10. Greg Norman
He is an Australian professional golfer. Norman participates in the PGA tours and the European Tours. He has won the PGA Visit titles 20 times and the European Tour titles for a continuous 14 times. He has earned $14 million from endorsements and has a total increasing income of $14 million. He has an off-course income of $17 million. He is placed at the tenth position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
9. Ernie Els
He is a South African golfer who has won the PGA Visit titles for 19 times and the European visit titles for 28 times. He was the runner-up in the masters tournament in the year 2000 and 2004. With an aggregate earning of $14,689,536, he is at the ninth position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
8. Adam Scott
Adam Scott is an Australian golfer who became the champion of the PGA’s T3 position in 2006. Adam has won 11 PGA visit titles and 3 European visit titles. He has also won the Bosses competition title in the year 2008. He has a total earning of $15.64 million from tours and endorsements and is placed at the eighth position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
7. Gary Player
He is a South African golfer and takes part in the PGA and European visits. He has won 73 Sunshine Tour titles and 24 PGA tour titles. He earns from both tournaments and endorsements. His earnings from endorsements are more than his on-course earnings. He has a combined wage of $16 million and is placed at the seventh position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
6. Rory Mcilroy
He is a golfer from Northern Ireland. He has won 9 PGA Visit titles and 9 European visit titles. He won the US Open title in the year 2011 and is also the winner of the Open Championship label in the year 2014. He earns a total salary amounting to $20.6 million and is placed at the sixth position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
5. Henrik Stenson
He is a Swedish golfer. He has 8 European Tour titles and 4 PGA Tour titles to his name. He was the second runner-up in PGA in the years 2013 and 2014. He occupied the T14 position in the expert competitions in the year 2014. He was in the T14 position in US Open 2014 and was the runner-up in Open Championship 2013. He has a total income of $21.44 million and is at the fifth position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
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4. Jack Nicklaus
He is an American golfer who has won ten Champion Tour titles in his career. He also has a staggering 73 PGA Tour titles to his name. He has won the open titles four times and is a four times US open champion. Jack Nicklaus earns a total salary amounting to $26 million and occupies the fourth position in the list of moat rich golfers for this year.
3. Arnold Palmer
He is an American golfer and has won 2 European Tour titles and 64 PGA Tour titles. He also has US Open title which he won in the year 1960 and an Open Championship title in the year 2013. His total income is $40 million and is at the third position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
2. Phil Mickelson
He is an American Golfer who has 42 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles to his name.He was the winner of the masters tournament in the year 2004,2006 and 2010. He won the PGA title in 2005. His total income of $52 million places him in the second position in the list of most rich golfers for this year.
One of the richest athletes in the world, Tiger Woods is renowned throughout the world. This American player has won 40 European Tour titles and 79 PGA Tour titles. He was also the champion of masters tournament. He tops the chart of most rich golfers with total earnings of $700 Million.
These were the top ten of the most richest golfers in the world in 2017 who by the virtue of their skills and talent have acquired both recognition and wealth.