While the NFL boasts some of the richest athletes in the world, professional golf has its own line of multimillionaire players. Golf’s elite, like Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson, earn hundreds of thousands off the PGA Tour, but can earn much more off lucrative endorsement deals. Click through to see which golfers still in the game are the sport’s richest.
Henrik Stenson Net Worth: $25 Million
Henrik Stenson earned $24.56 million in golf winnings over the course of his career, according to the latest estimates from ESPN. The golfer boasts big-name sponsors like Titleist, Hugo Boss and Callaway. In total, the 2016 Open Championship winner earned $5 million alone off endorsements between June 2015 and June 2016.
Justin Leonard Net Worth: $25 Million
One of the top 20 highest-earning golfers ever, Justin Leonard boasts lifetime on-course winnings of $33.87 million, according to ESPN. Leonard has 12 PGA Tour victories to his name, including an Open Championship in 1997 and the Players Championship in 1998.
Bubba Watson Net Worth: $30 Million
Ranked No. 7 in the world, Bubba Watson earned $14.8 million in the year ending June 2016, $7.8 million of which came off prize money, according to Forbes. Watson joins Phil Mickelson and Woods as the only golfers to win multiple Masters titles in the last 25 years. Oakley, Ping, Titleist and Travelers are among his biggest sponsors.
Darren Clarke Net Worth: $30 Million
Darren Clarke counts the 2011 Open Championship among his three PGA Tour victories. He only played in four events in 2016, and three of them were the Masters, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
Graeme McDowell Net Worth: $30 Million
Graeme McDowell holds the No. 100 slot on ESPN’s All-Time Money List, which tracks the top-earning golfers. The winner of the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, McDowell has earned nearly $2.6 million this year, according to Forbes. MasterCard, Ecco and RBC are among his biggest sponsors.
Ian Woosnam Net Worth: $30 Million
Ian Woosnam has earned just under $266,000 so far in 2016, according to the PGA Tour. Though Hi-Tec and ISPS are among his biggest sponsors, he is also an owner and partner at Raw Golf Design, which is behind several successful golf courses.
David Toms Net Worth: $35 Million
With career winnings of $41.83 million, David Toms is No. 10 on ESPN’s All-Time Money List. His 13 PGA Tour victories include the 2001 PGA Championship.
Davis Love III Net Worth: $35 Million
Just six golfers have higher lifetime salary earnings than Davis Love III, according to ESPN. Playing professionally for 31 years, Love has earned a total of $44.28 million on the course. His 21 PGA Tour victories include a PGA Championship and two Players Championships.
Adam Scott Net Worth: $40 Million
One of the top 10 highest-earning golfers of 2016, Adam Scott rebounded from a recent slump after winning back-to-back PGA Tour competitions. Of the $14 million Forbes says he earned in the year ending in June 2016, $8.5 million was off-course.
His biggest sponsors include Rolex, Titleist and Uniqlo. With nearly $45.2 million in cumulative earnings, just five golfers in history have ever earned more than Scott on the course, according to ESPN.
Lee Westwood Net Worth: $40 Million
Lee Westwood is among the only golfers in history to win tournaments on five continents. Starting in 1997, he appeared in nine consecutive Ryder Cups, winning seven of them. He has more than 10 major sponsors, including Ping, Dunlop and Maserati.
Luke Donald Net Worth: $40 Million
Ranked No. 68 by the PGA Tour, Luke Donald has earned just under $35 million in golf salary over the course of his career, according to ESPN. This year thus far, the five-time PGA Tour competition winner has earned $1.63 million off tour winnings. His corporate sponsors include Rolex, Mizuno, TaylorMade, Titleist and Terlato Wines.
Padraig Harrington Net Worth: $40 Million
Irish golfer Padraig Harrington has six PGA Tour victories, including back-to-back Open Championships in 2007 and 2008, as well as the PGA Championship in 2008. He has earned just under $655,000 on the PGA Tour thus far, and more than $24.5 million over the course of his career, reported ESPN. Off the course, his biggest sponsors include FootJoy, Titleist, Wilson Staff and Golf Ireland.
Jim Furyk Net Worth: $50 Million
With cumulative golf winnings of $67.18 million, only Woods, Mickelson and Vijay Singh have higher lifetime earnings than Jim Furyk, according to ESPN. Furyk has won 17 PGA tour events, including the 2003 U.S. Open. He scored the lowest single-round score in PGA history when he shot a 58 in 2016.
Jordan Spieth Net Worth: $60 Million
The No. 4 ranked golfer in the world, Jordan Spieth earned $52.8 million in the year ending in June 2016, more than all other golfers except for Mickelson, according to Forbes. Only eight athletes in the world earned more, among them Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Spieth won two majors in 2015 when he tied the Masters record by shooting -18, and became the youngest player in history to win the U.S. Open. Spieth, who earned $32 million off-course in the year ending June 2016, counts Under Armour and Titleist among his endorsers, reported Forbes.
Sergio Garcia Net Worth: $70 Million
Sergio Garcia ranks No. 8 on ESPN’s All-Time Money List, with $43.69 million. Ranked No. 12 in the world, Garcia remains highly marketable, maintaining contracts with TaylorMade, Adidas, Credit Suisse and Omega. He’s won nine PGA Tour events, including the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson.
Ernie Els Net Worth: $75 Million
Ernie Els, who turned pro in 1989, is ranked No. 282 in the world and has a scoring average of 71.371, according to the PGA Tour. The South African is one of the greatest golfers in history, with 65 worldwide wins to his name, including four majors. His most recent major win was the 2012 British Open, which he won the year after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He also runs a successful golf course design business.
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Vijay Singh Net Worth: $75 Million
Singh has commercial contracts with Adobe, Hopkins Golf and golf apparel brand Carnoustie Sportswear. Singh was among a controversial group of golfers who made waves by skipping the sport’s debut at the Rio Olympics. Fiji’s only world-class golfer, Singh has amassed 34 PGA Tour victories since turning pro in 1982.
Rory McIlroy Net Worth: $80 Million
Irish superstar Rory McIlroy is ranked No. 3 in the world. He earned $42.6 million between June 2015 and June 2016, $35 million of which came off endorsements, according to Forbes. In the 2014-15 season, he posted seven top 10 finishes in just 12 PGA Tour starts.
His deals include a Nike contract that pays him about $20 million a year. Notably, he replaced Woods as the face of EA Sports’ golf video game.
Phil Mickelson Net Worth: $200 Million
Across all sports in the entire world, just seven athletes made more money in 2016 than Mickelson, according to Forbes. Mickelson raked in nearly $53 million, including $2.9 million from golf earnings and a whopping $50 million from commercial contracts, including Rolex, Callaway and Barclays.
Lefty, as he’s known to fans, turned pro in 1992 and is currently ranked No. 15 in the world. He has won an impressive 42 PGA tour events.
Tiger Woods Net Worth: $720 Million
Woods is the richest golfer ever to play the game. Although his ranking has dropped and he’s only played 18 events since the beginning of 2014, the famed golfer is still backed by Nike, among other endorsers.
Woods earned $45.3 million in the year ending June 2016, just $274,000 of which came off winnings, reported Forbes. Over the course of his career, he has racked up an astounding 79 PGA Tour victories.
Net worth figures are indicative of assets versus liabilities. All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.