I have made a top 10 list of richest golf player in the world who earns in million dollar years. Find where they rank today in 2017 year today. Golf is a gentleman’s game and oftentimes it is the ideal venue for rich businessmen to seal their important business deals. The allure of that little white ball rolling on the ground and making it to the hole is classified as a professional sport and a relaxing hobby. In case you play this game passionately and real good on it, a huge paycheck is waiting and row of endorsements will land on your lap.
|Serial||Golf Player||Net Worth|
|1||Arnold Palmer||$675 Million|
|2||Tiger Woods||$550 Million|
|3||Greg Norman||$300 Million|
|4||Jack Nicklaus||$280 Million|
|5||Gary Player||$200 Million|
|6||Phil Mickelson||$180 Million|
|7||Fred Couples||$105 Million|
|8||Vijay Singh||$75 Million|
|9||Ernie Els||$75 Million|
|10||Sir Nick Faldo||$60 Million|
Here I have provided detailed information of each richest golfer from 1 to 10 of all time in the world:
Arnold Palmer – $675 Million
Hailed as “The King of Golf”, Arnold made all the right moves and business decisions during the height of his career in the 1950s. Showing good swinging skills at the age of 4, he has practically lived all of his lifetime inside a golf club accepting all sorts of work starting from being a caddy to a professional golfer at the age of 25. He retired in 2006, but still accumulates wealth through golf-related business opportunities and has a beverage and an airplane terminal named after him.
Tiger Woods -$550 Million
Tiger overwhelmed the universe of golf and smashed all of the listed records in golf history. His career may have been rocked by sex scandals, fell off his consistent rank, dropped by his sponsors, but Nike remained on his side and made a grand comeback in the world of golf after numerous controversies. Until now, he is one of the world’shighest paid athletes.
Greg Norman – $300 Million
Dubbed as the Great White Shark, on record he has won 90 professional golf tournaments. The bulk of his income is derived from owning a company that is engaged in golf course designing and Australian beef exportation all over the world.
Jack Nicklaus – $280 Million
Jack had a flourishing professional golf history with 18 majors tucked under his belt. He is now retired and earns money from his instructional golf videos that sold millions of copies all around the world. He is also the owner of the biggest golf course design company in the USA.
Gary Player – $200 Million
His career of more than six decades earned him worldwide recognition from his 165 tournaments. He is a Grand Slam title holder. Gary is an author and published a bestseller book about professional golf. He also designs golf courses and breed horses.
Phil Mickelson – $180 Million
He has won five majors and positions second on the PGA Tour’s most highly compensated golfer. Dubbed as “The Lefty”, he still hit the greens, but takes in more income from his sports brand endorsements.
Fred Couples – $105 Million
On record, he has won 63 professional golf tournaments and one Masters. He now concentrates with the senior league and also has business ventures about golf course designing.
Vijay Singh – $75 Million
From year 2004 up to the latter part of 2005, he was ranked number 1. His career in golf rewarded him with three majors.
Ernie Els -$75 Million
Popularly known in the golf world as “The Big Easy”, he has the record of being the number 1 golfer for about 788 weeks. His business includes a winery and a company that designs golf courses.
Sir Nick Faldo – $60 Million
He had a colorful golfing career with six majors under his name. He now co- produces with CBS the coverage of professional golf tournaments worldwide.