The 20 Richest Golfers In The World Listed
Do you have what it takes to be a great golfer? Moreover, do you even have the patience for golf? This sport is not for everyone, and only a few are blessed to have so much patience and to master this historical sport.
Those who master this sport and demonstrate exceptional skills will try to go pro and remain at the top as long as possible. While they are at the top, they will earn some serious money. After all, after only one tournament a winner can take home over 1 million dollars. Read on to discover who had the most tournaments so far and who is the richest. Here’s a list of the 20 richest golfers in the world.
20. Francesco Molinari, $20 Million
Molinari is an Italian professional golfer with a humble net worth of $20 million. He went fast from amateur league to professional rank. Moreover, he made a huge appearance in 2004, when he turned pro.
He started winning major tournaments in 2004 and ever since he won several competitions, including major championships and 2018 Angus Open. He is also supported by Nike.
19. Chad Campbell, $20 Million
Chad Campbell is an American professional golfer who went pro in 1996. Ever since he has won some major tournaments that lead him to the net worth of $20 million.
Since Chad become pro he won tournaments like PGA Championships and three-tier NGA Hooters. In 2004, he had the honor to be in the top ten Official World Golf Rankings. Furthermore, in 2006 he won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
18. Henrik Stenson, $25 Million
Stenson is a well-known Swedish professional golfer, who turned professional in 1998. He is known equally in Europe and around the globe.
During his career, Stenson won the U.S. PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. On top of that, he is a four-time PGA tour winner. In addition, he has represented Sweden in the World Cup.
17. Darren Clarke, $30 Million
Darren Clarke is one of the most recognizable faces in professional golf. He started playing golf from a young age and he continued following his passion through University, finally becoming a pro in 1990.
From 1990, he won the Alfred Dunhill Open in Belgium. This was his first European Tour Win ever. In 1996, he won his second European Tour at the Linde German Masters and in 2000 he won his first PGA Tour.
16. David Toms, $35 million
Toms was born in Louisiana and he is a pro golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Actually, he qualified in 1991 for his first PGA Tour participation.
David is one of the few who were ever rewarded for his exception sport behavior and enormous respect for the game. Therefore, he received the Payne Stewart Award in 2011.
15. Justin Rose, $40 million
Justin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but he grew up in England. He started his career young and even competed in his first Walker Cup when he was only 17-years-old.
The biggest year for Justin was 2002 when he started winning big. That same year he won the PGA Tour of Australasia, six European Tour events, the Sunshine Tour, and five PGA Tour events.
14. Adam Scott, $40 million
Adam Scott was named the World No. 1 golfer in 2015. At the time, Adam won 29 pro tournaments internationally. Adam started his career in 2000, but he won his first title in 2001.
So far, Adam’s biggest win was the Masters Tournament back in 2013. That tournament was also his big championship. Moreover, that tournament was the first Masters won by an Australian.
13. Pete Dye, $50 Million
Paul B. Dye is commonly known as Pete Dye. He is one of the oldest professional golf players and famous golf course designer. He started playing golf in high school but had a big break when he joined the U.S. Army in 1944.
When he left the army, he decided to follow his father’s steps, so he designed the nine-hole course, El Dorado. Then, he designed an 18-hole course in 1962, in Indianapolis. For his enormous contribution to the sport, Pete was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.
12. Davis Love, $50 Million
David Love in a pro golf player since 1985. Ever since he started playing he had more than an impressive career. Overall, he won over 21 PGA events.
Love won the prestigious Players Championship in 1992 and then again in 2003. He was also in the top 10 Official World Golf Rankings for over 450 weeks. In addition, he captained the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2012.
11. Nick Faldo, $60 Million
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, or simply Nick Faldo is an English pro golfer who plays on the European Tour. In a world of golf, he is kind of a legend.
Nick was ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total period of 97 weeks. He is also known for winning three Open Championships and three Masters. Nowadays, he the lead golf analyst for CBD Sports, while he still plays golf.
10. Sergio Garcia, $70 Million
Sergio Garcia was born in Spain in 1980, and he turn pro in 1999. He is often seen playing European and international tournaments. His impressive net worth came from endorsement deals and golf prize money.
Garcia spend the majority of his career in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2017, Sergio won his first big championship after 19 years on the PGA Tour.
9. Vijay Singh, $75 Million
Vijay has a long and rather remarkable career with the PGA. By the time he turned 56 years, his net worth reached $75 million. He was ranked No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks in 2004-05.
Vijay was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. During his career, Vijay has won three major tournaments that brought him around $67 million in prize money. He earned a few million more through endorsement deals and sponsorship. Officially, he is one of the richest golfers in the world.
8. Ernie Els, $85 Million
This South African professional golfer is also known as ‘The Big Easy’. He turned pro in 1989 and officially, he has one of the most impressive golfing records in the history of the sport.
Els has more than 73 victories and four major championships, including Oakmont, the US Open, and The Open Championship. Els is one of only six players ever to win The Open Championship and the U.S. Open, twice. He was also No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. In addition, since 2010 he holds a spot in the Wolrd Golf Hall of Fame.
7. Jordan Spieth, $100 Million
Jordan is an American professional golfer with nothing less than impressive net worth. He won the US Junior Amateur tournament twice, so we can say that his career got off to great starts. Jordan and Tiger Woods are the only golf payers who won the US Junior Amateur tournament twice.
Just from June 2017 to June 2018, Jordan earner around $42 million. He has numerous highlights during his career, but the most impressive is breaking a 36-hole Record at The Masters in 2015 and becoming the third-youngest player to win multiple events in PGA Tour history.
6. Fred Couples, $120 Million
Frederick Steven Couples is a famous American pro golfer, mostly recognized for his 1992 Masters Tournament win. His nickname is ‘Boom Boom’, due to his astonishing ability to hit long drives.
Ever since he joined the PGA tour in 1982, he had 52 professional tour wins. Interestingly, he has a strong impact on the design of some of America’s major gold courses.
5. Gary Player, $250 Million
Gary Player is a South-African professional golfer who has earned the title of the third most winning golfer in PGA history. In addition, he has the largest fan base in the sport, due to his likable personality and amazing sports skills.
Gary made an impressive legacy in golf. Since he left the Majors, he has won three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. In six decades, Gary won 165 tournaments on six different tournaments. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
4. Greg Norman, $300 Million
Greg Norman is 64- year old Australian pro golf player, always easily recognized by his outback look on every tournament. Norman is also a big philanthropist and entrepreneur.
During his professional career, Greg had 90+ professional wins. He turned pro in 1976. At the time he was only 21. He was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. He is often referred to as ‘The Great White Shark,’ or ‘The Shark,’ due to his aggressive style of play.
3. Jack Nicklaus, $320 Million
Jack Nicklaus is also called ‘The Golden Bear’. He is an American pro golfer, with amazing talent. He was only 21 when he turned pro. However, his first professional win came at age 26.
Jack is one of the world’s greatest5 professional golfers ever. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Also, he has been for years among top-five reachest pro golfers ever.
2. Phil Mickelson, $400 Million
Mickelson is one of the few left-hand players in professional waters. Because of that, he is named ‘Lefty’. Interestingly, his swing is that of a lefty, although he is right-handed. He is one of the most known names in the sport.
Phil started building his golf career while he was in college. During his long career, he won more than 40 events, including five major championships. He spent 700 weeks in the top 10 of the Official WEorld Golf Ranking. Phil is also one of the richest pro golfers of all-time.
1. Tiger Woods, $800 Million
Tiger Woods is not only the richest golf player ever, but he is the most known one. This player needs no introduction, as he’s the one with the most interesting, impressive, and successful career in golfing history.
Tiger showed the natural ability for the sport at a young age, and by the time he turned 20, he mastered the game. In 2010, he was the top-ranked men’s golfer in the world for 281 weeks. He also set numerous golfing records. In addition, he was the World Number 1 golfer for the most number of weeks. For many years, Woods was the highest-earning celebrity globally.