The Masters Tournament, one of golf’s most prestigious events, kicks off April 6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. By the end of the weekend, one golfer will walk away with the legendary green jacket that goes to the annual champion. He’ll also walk away with a cool $1.8 million in prize money.
Through the years, a number of golfers have parlayed their success on the green into multi-million dollar empires. Here, we look at a few of the richest golfers who have won the Masters Tournament.
Zach Johnson Net Worth: $25 Million
Masters Win: 2007
In a testament to how tough the Augusta National course can be, Zach Johnson’s four-day total when he won the Masters in 2007 was a 1-over-par 289, tying the record for highest winning score in the tournament’s history. He was two strokes better that weekend than Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini.
In 2016, Johnson totaled five Top 5 finishes and amassed more than $2.1 million of on-course winnings. His endorsements — which include Transamerica, Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), Titleist, FootJoy, Oakley and John Deere — helped him bring in more than $5.75 million off the course.
Bubba Watson Net Worth: $30 million
Masters Wins: 2012 and 2014
After winning more than $6 million in each of the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Bubba Watson’s season earnings total slipped to $4.9 million in 2016. Of his nine career PGA Tour victories, two of them have come in the Masters.
Off the course, Watson made $6.3 million in 2016. His endorsements list includes Oakley, Ping and Travelers Insurance, among others. He is also the mind behind the Golf Cart Hoverboard and BW-Air Golf Cart Jetpack, which retail for $58,000 and $200,000, respectively.
Adam Scott Net Worth: $40 million
Masters Win: 2013
Adam Scott has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, but none have been as big as his 2013 Masters victory. In 2016, Scott enjoyed his best season to date, earning a career-high $8.2 million. He played in 20 tournaments and made the cut in all of them, winning two and finishing in the Top 10 nine times.
Off the course, Scott’s endorsements — which include Rolex, Titleist and Uniqlo — helped him rake in another $6.9 million.
Jordan Spieth Net Worth: $60 million
Masters Win: 2015
Just 23 years old, Jordan Spieth has already become one of the best golfers in the world. In 2015, the year he won the Masters Tournament, Spieth’s on-course winnings added up to more than $22 million, including a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.
Spieth’s current endorsement list includes Under Armour, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Titleist, Rolex and NetJets. He reportedly made $24 million off the course in 2016.
Nick Faldo Net Worth: $60 million
Masters Wins: 1989, 1990 and 1996
Sir Nicholas Faldo had six major victories on the PGA Tour: three Masters and three Open Championships. Faldo was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, has won 33 international tournaments and was knighted in 2009. He currently serves as an on-air lead analyst for CBS and the Golf Channel.
Off the course, Faldo has lent his name to a series of golf events held around the world intended to help develop future pro golfers. He has endorsement deals with Audemars Piguet watches, Glenmorangie scotch and Moët Hennessy beverages. He earned $8.3 million in 2016.
Vijay Singh Net Worth: $75 million
Masters Win: 2000
Known as “The Big Fijian,” Vijay Singh was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. He was one of the best in the world throughout the 1990s and 2000s, leading the PGA Tour money list in 2003, 2004 and 2008. His current endorsement deals include Hopkins Golf, Adobe Systems and Carnoustie Sportswear.
Singh is currently involved in a lawsuit with the PGA Tour over his 2013 suspension for saying he uses a deer antler spray that contains the growth hormone IGF-1. The World Anti-Doping Agency didn’t consider use of the spray to be a doping violation without a positive test and so Singh was reinstated. He sued following his reinstatement, claiming he had faced “humiliation and ridicule” and that he had been treated differently than other golfers who admitted to using the spray. The case is still pending trial.
Fred Couples Net Worth: $120 million
Masters Win: 1992
Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May 2013, Fred Couples is still competing at a high level on the Champions Tour, having won the Chubb Classic on Feb. 19, 2017, to claim a $240,000 payday. He also has had three other Top 10 finishes through March 19 to total $540,867 this year.
Couples ranked 36th on Golf Digest’s Highest Paid Golfers 2017 list, having made $225,229 on the course and $7.5 million off of it. He is currently sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating, Bridgestone Golf, Ecco golf shoes and Ashworth golf apparel, among others. Couples is also a brand ambassador for the Germany-based bank Berenberg.
Jack Nicklaus Net Worth: $320 million
Masters Wins: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986
Considered one of the all-time golf greats, Jack Nicklaus can still swing the clubs. On March 16 at the age of 77, he bested his age by six strokes at a charity event.
The man known as “The Golden Bear” also has a golden touch when it comes to making money off the course. Nicklaus has endorsement deals with companies including Allen Edmonds and AriZona Beverage company — his Golden Bear Lemonade is sold next to Arnold Palmer’s signature beverage. He also has his own line of ice cream, wines, golf academies, pens and custom-made putting greens.
Nicklaus has also become one of the world’s most sought-after golf course designers. His Nicklaus Design company has built 410 courses in 41 countries and 39 states. According to the company’s website, Nicklaus himself had a hand in designing 298 of those courses. In 2016, his yearly off-course earnings totaled $20 million.
Phil Mickelson Net Worth: $375 million
Masters Wins: 2004 and 2006
Phil Mickelson has spent most of his career competing against Tiger Woods for supremacy on the golf course. And while his take-home pay does not quite rival that of Woods’, Mickelson has made plenty of money himself.
Mickelson made $53 million in 2016. He has major endorsement deals with Calloway, KPMG, Exxon Mobil and Rolex. He also has one with Amgen, a biotech company that makes the anti-psoriatic arthritis drug Enbrel. Mickelson, who appears in television commercials for the drug, was diagnosed with the disease in 2010.
In May 2016, Mickelson found himself in some hot water with the SEC after being named a “relief defendant” in an insider trading case involving Dean Foods stock in 2012. Mickelson was not charged in the case but was forced to pay back $1 million in profits and interest.
Arnold Palmer Net Worth: $700 million
Masters Wins: 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964
Arnold Palmer is considered one of the greatest to ever play the game of golf, as evidenced by his 62 tour wins and seven major victories over his 52-year professional career. But it’s off the course where Palmer made his biggest impact — and his biggest money.
Palmer, who died at the age of 87 on September 25, 2016, is surpassed only by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods in terms of money earned by endorsements. Adjusted for inflation, Palmer earned $1.3 billion off the course, according to Forbes. In 2015, Palmer ranked third in money earned by retired athletes, making $42.5 million.
While he was sponsored by companies like Callaway Golf, Cessna, Ketel One Vodka and Rolex, one of Palmer’s biggest endorsement deals was for the lemonade-iced tea drink that bears his name. The Arnold Palmer line of drinks sold by AriZona Beverage Co. made him $200 million in 2015 alone.
Tiger Woods Net Worth: $740 million
Masters Wins: 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005
Tiger Woods’ meteoric rise at the start of his career in 1996 is credited with sparking a surge in financial interest in golf that continues to this day. Despite spending 2016 recovering from back surgery — the only tournament he played last year was the Hero World Challenge, which he hosts annually to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation — Woods still managed to be one of the highest paid athletes in the world last year.
According to Forbes, Woods made $45.5 million in 2016 without playing in an official PGA Tour event, thanks to endorsement deals and his golf course design business. Woods’ official sponsors include Hero MotoCorp, Kowa, Nike Golf, Rolex and Upper Deck. After Nike announced last year it would stop making golf equipment, Woods added TaylorMade as his golf club sponsor and Bridgestone as his new ball sponsor. He also signed a deal with Monster Energy in 2016.
Woods’ endorsement money is all the more impressive in light of the millions in sponsorship he lost in 2009 and 2010 after he was exposed as a serial cheater. Woods lost a reported $22 million in endorsements from companies that included Gatorade, AT&T, Gillette, Tag Heuer and Accenture as a result of the scandal. Nike stayed with him during that time and reportedly pays him more than $20 million a year now.
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com and all 2016 on-course and off-course earnings are according to Golf Digest’s Highest Paid Golfers 2017 list unless otherwise noted.