The Players Championship in 2016 will be held from May 10 to May 15 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. In total, 144 of the PGA’s finest will compete for the sport’s biggest tournament prize. The Players Championship comes with a $10.5 million purse, with $1.8 million going to first place.
Last year, Rickie Fowler broke tournament history with 11 strokes on holes 15 to 18, narrowly beating Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner to a second PGA Tour event win. In 2014, more than 179,000 fans attended the Players Championship, bringing an estimated $151 million to the local economy, reported The Daily Record.
Take a look at how much these top golfers have made off lucrative endorsement deals and PGA Tour events.
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Cost to Attend the Players Championship on the PGA Tour
If you’re looking to watch professional golfers hit the grass at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, daily stadium passes are available from $20 to $65. You can also buy weekly stadium passes for $165. Family passes and VIP options are also available for purchase.
Tee times aren’t typically announced until the day before tournament play, but spectators can attend the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony, held on May 10 with a free performance by Toby Keith at the 17th hole.
Tiger Woods Net Worth: $700 Million
Tiger Woods has a net worth of $700 million. He’s won 79 PGA Tour events, including the Players Championship title in 2013, amounting to $110.1 million in earnings, according to PGA Tour data used to report these golfers’ earnings.
In total, he’s earned $1.35 billion since he turned pro 20 years ago in 1996, reported Forbes. Woods has endorsement deals with Nike, Hero MotoCorp, Kowa, MusclePharm, Rolex and Upper Deck, earning him approximately $50 million each year.
In April, Tiger Woods announced he would not compete in this year’s Masters Tournament and has remained mum on his plans for this year’s Players Championship. According to Reuters, however, Woods has booked accommodations for both the Players Championship and the Memorial Invitational in June.
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Sergio Garcia Net Worth: $40 Million
After enduring ruthless heckling and a loss to Rickie Fowler at the Players Championship in 2015, Sergio Garcia might be one to watch this year. As of May 2016, Garcia is ranked 15th worldwide and has earned over $1.13 million off PGA events. In his career, he’s earned $41.58 million.
Forbes reported the professional golfer earns $9 million off endorsement deals with Adidas, TaylorMade, Omega and Mission. Sergio Garcia’s net worth is $40 million.
Jordan Spieth Net Worth: $40 Million
At just 22 years old, Jordan Spieth’s net worth is $40 million. Currently rated the second-best golfer in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking, Spieth won the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions and took the title at five major PGA events in 2015, including the Masters Tournament, US Open, Valspar Championship, John Deere Classic and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
In his short career he’s earned $23 million in winnings, including $12 million in 2015. He’s also the only golfer in decades besides Tiger Woods to earn seven PGA Tour wins prior to his 23rd birthday.
He garnered $11 million in endorsement deals with Under Armour, AT&T, Titleist and Rolex in 2015. He also scored a multi-year deal with Coca-Cola in 2016. Jordan Spieth’s net worth is $40 million.
Matt Kuchar Net Worth: $20 Million
Winner of the Players Championship in 2012, Matt Kuchar has seven PGA Tour titles to his name, with his most recent wins at the 2014 RBC Heritage, 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. As of May 2016, he’s won over $968,000, bringing his career winnings to $34.85 million.
Matt Kuchar’s net worth is $20 million, including an undisclosed amount from endorsement deals with Grey Goose and Bridgestone Golf.
Rickie Fowler Net Worth: $12 Million
Ranked fifth in the world, Rickie Fowler has attended 11 PGA events in 2016, earning a total of $1.82 million as of May 2016. In 2015, he earned just under $5.8 million off PGA events, including $1.8 million for winning the Players Championship in 2015.
The 27 year old has endorsement deals with Puma, Titleist, Red Bull, Quicken Loans, Electronic Arts, Farmers Insurance, Rolex and WheelsUp. Combined, his endorsements earned him $10 million in 2015, according to Forbes. Rickie Fowler’s net worth is $12 million.
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.