Highest Paid-Golfers 2021: Woods on top
Golf has always been a game played by the rich, and every year we see professional golfers earn more and more money - this is due to the constant rise in the popularity of golf all over the world. So, today we have come up with an article in which we tell you about the golfers who have made the most money in the last 12 months.
Here is the list of highest-paid golfers in the world:
5. Jordan Spieth: $29.6 million
Prize Money: $4.6 million
Off-course: $25 million
Jordan Spieth, the former World No. 1, is known for his adaptability, tenacity, and solid game technique. He is one of those rare golfers who always start a tournament as a pre-favorite to win the title. Spieth holds immense popularity, and despite only earned $4.6million from competitive golf, he secured a whopping $25 million from other sources. Sponsors notably associated with Spieth include Under Armor, AT&T, Titleist, Brightspot, NetJets, Rolex, Club Champion, and Full Swing.
4. Rory McIlroy: $32.8 million
Prize Money: $4.8 million
Off-course: $28 million
Rory McIlroy, who often remains in the spotlight, is presently in fourth place with total earnings of $32.8 million over the last 12 months. In addition to his income from various golf tournaments, he also earns money from investments. He is the principal of venture capital firm; Symphony Ventures, based in Dublin.
3. Dustin Johnson: $40.8 million
Prize Money: $24.8 million
Off-course: $16 million
The World No.1 before last week’s US Open, Dustin Johnson holds the third spot in the highest paid-golfers list. Johnson grabbed the biggest payday of his career last year, $15 million for winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup. The champion of the 2020 Masters tournament claimed $24.8 million in the last 12 months from the tour and earned $16 million off-course.
2. Phil Mickelson: $46.1 million
Prize Money: $4.1 million
Off-course: $42 million
Phil Mickelson's name usually comes up when we talk about the most famous golfers in the world; even at the age of 50, he remains a charismatic golfer. Last month, he created history by winning PGA Championship and became the oldest golfer to win a major tournament. Despite winning the PGA Championship, his total tour earnings were $4.1 million, but he earns so much off the course that made Phil Mickelson the second-highest-paid golfer in the last 12 months.
1. Tiger Woods: $62.2 million
Prize Money: $191,000
Off-course: $62 million
Woods, who is currently inactive in competitive golf due to a tragic car accident early this year, is still leading the race in the highest-paid golfer's list thanks to his unmatched popularity amongst the youth and the senior folks as well. No matter wherever in the world we play golf, Woods' name always comes up in talk for at least one time for sure, and that's what he gained through his sheer dedication and brilliant game technique over the years.