Golf is one of the most luxurious games in the world that allows the players to earn a big amount of prize money. It may look easier to play, but demands a greater level of engagement. It is one of those games that takes a day to learn, but a whole life to become a pro.
In golf, there is no need of a standardised area as in the cases of outdoor games. Instead, a specific course is needed to play this game with nine or eighteen holes. In this article, we will tell you about the golfers who earn the most amount of money in 2017.
Have a look at the top 9 highest-earning golfers in the world in 2017-2018
9. Greg Norman
Our list of highest earning golfers starts with Greg Norman, who is popularly known by the name of “Great White Shark” among his fans. Born on 10 February 1955, Norman hails from Mount Isa, Australia. He has won more than 90 international tournaments that include 20 PGA Tour tournaments.
He remains in the top position of Official World Golf Ranking for 331 weeks during the 1990s. Additionally, Greg was the first golfer in the history who earns more than $10 million in his career. Along with being a renowned golfer, he is also a successful business entrepreneur.
Net Worth- US $300 million
8. Justin Rose
Justin Rose is one of the best golfers in the world who has made a great amount of wealth through this game. Along with winning many golf tournaments, he has made around $ 12 million from the endorsement deals and partnership with companies, such as Hublot, Ashworth, Adidas, British Airways, TaylorMade, and Zurich Insurance.
Rose is one of the five golfers to win official tournaments on all the six continents on which golf is played. Looking at the way he is playing, it looks like he will remain on the list for a long time.
Net Worth: US $20.2 million
7. Ernie Els
Ernie Els popular with the name of “The Big Easy” is an amazing golfer who deserves to have a place in this list. He is a South African professional golfer having more than 70 victories in his career. Earnie’s notable achievements consist of The Open Championship 2012, US Open 1994, and US Open 1997.
Earnie is one of the world’s six golfers who has won both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship twice. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May 2011.
Net Worth: US $75 million
6. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler is one of the best professional golfers in the world who presently plays for the PGA Tour. Started his amateur career in 2007, Fowler won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2010. Some of the biggest achievements of Rickie’s career are winning The Honda Classic 2017, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 2016, Wells Fargo Championship 2012, and Dell Technologies Championship 2015.
Along with enjoying a healthy income by winning golf championships, he has endorsement deals with many companies, such as Quicken Loans, Puma, and Red Bull.
Net Worth: US $18 million
5. Rory McIlroy
A former number one professional golfer, Rory McIlroy is an active member of both the PGA and European tours. He has won four major championships in his career that include 2012 PGA Championship, 2011 U.S Open, 2014 PGA Championship, and 2014 Open Championship.
In addition to his professional career, he has a very successful amateur career. Rory became the youngest player to win two events, the Irish Close Championship and West of Ireland Championship at the age of 16. Since entering the pro level, he has won more than $62 million in prize money alone. Additionally, he has endorsement deals with many companies with TaylorMade and Nike that bring a great amount of wealth in his account.
Net Worth: US $250 million
4. Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson is one of the highest paid golfers in the world who plays on the European as well as PGA Tours. Born on 5 April 1976, Henrik is a Swedish professional golfer who has a rare feat of winning victories on all the six continents. On-field, he has earned a great prize money by winning tournaments, such as BMW International Open, 2016 Open Championship, and a silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Off the field, Henrik has endorsement deals with lots of huge companies that include Callaway, FootJoy, Net Jets, Hugo Boss, and Mutual of Omaha.
Net Worth: US $22 million
3. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods may have a very troubled time outside the golf course, but still, he is one of the best professional golfers to ever play this game. For many years, he has been included in the list of highest-paid athletes in the world. During his glorious career, Woods has won 79 PGA Championships, 40 European Championships, and 2 Japan Golf Championships.
He was ranked on the 26th position among the richest entrepreneurs in the United States under 40 years of age. In addition to that, he was once also ranked on 37th position on the list of highest paid celebrity in the world. He has earned more than 54 million from his endorsement and sponsorship deals.
Net Worth: US $740 million
2. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is one of the best professional golfers in the world right now. During his excellent career, he as won around 42 PGA tournaments that include a PGA Championship, three Masters titles, and an Open Championship. In 2016, he has earned a whopping amount of approximately $50 million. He is one of the players on the Forbes list of highest-paid golfers in the world.
Since the start of his pro career, he has earned more than US$ 600 million from appearances, prize money and endorsement deals.
Net Worth: US $305 million
1. Jordan Spieth
Just at 23 years old, Jordan Spieth tops our list of highest-paid golfers in the world. He was named by the Time Magazine in its list of top 100 Most Influential People in April 2016. Speith is the second youngest player to win the Masters tournament in 2015.
In the past year, he has won a prize money of more than $ 21 million from different title wins, that makes him the highest-paid golfer in the world. Additionally, he has endorsement deals with lots of well-known companies.
Looking at the profile of these top-class golfers, you will understand that how they enjoy a very healthy living. The game of golf test the player’s muscle memory, mental fortitude, and brain focus. All these personalities are the great players who have ever played this game of gentlemen.