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Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

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The tallies are in, and these are the richest golfers of 2015! As you will see, the richest are not necessarily the best golfers in 2015, but their stellar careers allow them to continue earning at a prolific rate well after their great careers are over.  Off-course endorsements make up the bulk of the 50 and over set.  We all know that Tiger Woods is #1 in earnings because of his off-course endorsements, so even though his golf game is on the wane right now, his earnings potential still leaves him on top. 

However, the biggest surprise to me at #7 was Gary Player, who earned more money than the #5 player in the world rankings, Adam Scott!

Here is Sporteology.com report on the top 10 richest golfers in 2015!

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

 Golf is widely reckoned as one of the highest paying sports in the entire universe. As a typical myth, golf is also a game for rich people. But since the last couple of decades, golf has proved itself one of the most played sports on the planet. Irrespective of its participation from different economic classes, it still maintains its position as the highest-earning sport of the modern days.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Famous players like Tiger Woods earn money in a million, which is nothing less than any other sports star from other genres. Woods also earned his career income in billions which is a commendable feat for any athlete. Other famous players involved in the PGA and European tours are also counted as the highest-paid athletes. The golfers earn huge amounts of money from their endorsements and sponsors, besides which, they also get a decent amount as their winning income from various tours. So let us look at the Top 10 Richest Golfers in 2015.

Top 10 Richest Golfers 2015

1. Tiger Woods.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Tiger is still the #1 earner, even though his game is not.. Credit: Stephen Munday, Allsport

American professional golfer Tiger Woods participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 79 PGA Tour titles and 40 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005. Tiger Woods earned the PGA Championships in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2000, 2005 and 2006, and achieved the title of the U.S. Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008.

He reached the 1st place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $83,091,508 last season. He made a total of $12,091,508 on-course from his winnings and $71,000,000 off-course from his endorsements. Tiger Woods earned a total of $86,124,386 in the 2012-13 season with $9,124,386 on-course income and $77,000,000 off-course income.

 2. Phil Mickelson.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Phil is looking to get back into form in 2015.

American professional golfer Phil Mickelson participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He attained a total of 42 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 2004, 2006 and 2010. Phil Mickelson earned the PGA Championships in 2005.

He also achieved the title of the Open Championship 2013, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013. He reached the 2nd place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $52,009,156 last season. He earned a total of $45,335,267 on-course from his winnings and $45,000,000 off-course from his endorsements.

Phil Mickelson earned a total of $86,124,386 in the 2012-13 season with $5,335,267 as on-course income and $77,000,000 as off-course income.

3. Arnold Palmer.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Arnold Palmer, sill earning a lot of money due to his popularity and charisma!

American professional golfer Arnold Palmer participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 62 PGA Tour titles and 2 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964.

Arnold Palmer became the runner-up of the PGA Championships in 1964, 1968 and 1970. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship 2013, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1960. He reached the 3rd place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $40,000,000 last season. He earned a total of $40,000,000 off-course with his endorsements.

Arnold Palmer made a total of $36,040,000 in the 2012-13 season with $40,000 as on-course income and $36,000,000 as off-course income.

 4. Jack Nicklaus.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

The mantle is passed. Tiger watches the man who’s records he would love to beat.

American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 73 PGA Tour titles and 10 Champions Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986.

Jack Nicklaus earned the PGA Championships in 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1980. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1966, 1970 and 1978, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980. He reached the 4th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $26,009,625 last season. He earned a total of $9,625 on-course from his winnings and $26,000,000 off-course from his endorsements.

Jack Nicklaus earned a total of $28,047,000 in the 2012-13 season with $47,000 on-course income and $28,000,000 off-course income.

 5. Henrik Stenson.

Henrik Stenson continues his march up the World rankings!

 Swedish professional golfer Henrik Stenson participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 4 PGA Tour tiles and 8 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now.

He won the second runners up position in PGA Championships in 2013 and 2014. Henrik Stenson achieved the T14 position in the Masters Tournament in 2014. He became a runner-up in the Open Championship in 2013, and the U.S. Open T14 position in 2014. He achieved the 5th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $21,444,670 last season.

He earned a total of $18,594,670 on-course from his winnings and earned $2,850,000 off-course from his endorsements.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?  Here are the next 5!

6. Rory McIlroy.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?

Rory’s association with Nike has helped boost his income by quite a bit!

Northern Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 9 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now.

He won the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014. Rory McIlroy achieved the T8 position of the Masters Tournament in 2014. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2014 and the title of the U.S. Open in 2011. He achieved the 6th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $20,608,789 last season. He earned a total of $2,608,789 on-course from his winnings and $18,000,000 as off-course with his endorsements.

Rory McIlroy earned a total of $22,582,782 in the 2012-13 season with $15,582,782 on-course income and $7,000,000 off-course income.

7. Gary Player.

 

Gary Player was the biggest surprise for me on this list. Way to go Gary!

South African professional golfer Gary Player participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 24 PGA Tour tiles and 73 Sunshine Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He earned the Masters Tournament in 1961, 1974 and 1978. Gary Player won the PGA Championships in 1962 and 1972. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1959, 1968 and 1974, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1965.

He achieved the 7th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $16,009,625 last season. He earned a total of $9,625 on-course as his winnings and $16,000,000 off-course as his endorsements.

Gary Player earned a total of $14,012,000 in the 2012-13 season with $12,000 on-course income and $14,000,000 off-course income.

 8. Adam Scott.

Adam Scott has dropped from #2 to #5 in the last year. Good Luck for 2016!

Australian professional golfer Adam Scott participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 11 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now.

He won the T3 position in PGA Championships in 2006. Adam Scott achieved the first position in the Masters Tournament in 2013. He became runners up in the Open Championship in 2012, and the U.S. Open T9 position in 2014. He achieved the 8th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $15,648,068 last season. He made a total of $8,048,068 on-course from his winnings and $7,600,000 off-course with his endorsements.

Adam Scott earned a total of $8,800,286 in the 2012-13 season with $3,800,286 as on-course income and $5,000,000 as off-course income.

 9. Ernie Els.

Ernie Els is a Leading Advocate for Autism. He uses his name to help the cause.

South African professional golfer Ernie Els participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 19 PGA Tour titles and 28 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He became the runner-up of the Masters Tournament in 2000 and 2004. Ernie Els won the T3 position of PGA Championships in 1995 and 2007.

He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2002 and 2012, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997. He reached the 9th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $14,689,536 last season. He earned a total of $2,189,536 on-course from his winnings and $12,500,000 off-course from his endorsements.

Ernie Els earned a total of $18,610,625 in the 2012-13 season with $4,610,625 as on-course income and $14,000,000 as off-course income.

Can you guess the richest golfers of 2015?  Here is #10.  I was quite surprised by this one. (I thought he would have been much higher.)

 10. Greg Norman.

Australian professional golfer Greg Norman participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 20 PGA Tour titles and 14 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He became the runner-up of the Masters Tournament in 1986, 1987 and 1996. Greg Norman won the T2 position of PGA Championships in 1986 and 1993.

He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993, and reached the T2 position of the U.S. Open in 1984 and 1995. He achieved the 10th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $14,000,000 last season. He earned a total of $14,000,000 off-course from his endorsements.

Greg Norman earned a total of $17,078,710 in the 2012-13 season with $78,710 as on-course income and $17,000,000 as off-course income.

Many other famous golfers such as Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose also proved themselves as one of the highest paid golfers. Sergio Garcia earned a total of $11,911,237 last season which includes $3,411,237 on-course income and $8,500,000 off-course income. Justin Rose, on the other hand, won a total of $11,753,672 that includes $6,253,672 winning money and $5,500,000 worth of endorsements.

 Source: sporteology.com  Mel Sole Golf School.

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