- Tiger Woods made his return to the British Open golf competition for the first time in three years.
- The golfer has earned over a billion dollars — plenty of which he’s spent on extravagant purchases.
- Woods is scheduled to play in at least one more upcoming golf tournament.
The British Open, also known as The Open, is one of golf’s major competitions. Tiger Woods, the 14-time major winner and one of the richest golfers of all time, graced the green of Carnoustie Golf Links for the 147th Open. It was the first time the athlete had competed in the major in three years. Woods will play in the PGA Championship in August and is expected to go head-to-head with Phil Mickelson in Las Vegas during Thanksgiving weekend.
Woods’ career, though full of victories, has been hampered by a public divorce, an arrest and back injuries in recent years, but the golfer seems poised to make a strong return. Within the last two years he’s positioned himself in three top-five finishes and five top-12 finishes. He was listed at No. 71 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 14, according to the PGA website. Here’s an overview of Tiger Woods’ net worth as he prepares to tee off for the championship.
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Tiger Woods Net Worth: $760M
Tiger Woods is worth an estimated $760 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The golfer has made more than $1 billion dollars since turning pro in 1996 at the age of 20. Woods’ on-course winnings alone have earned him over $110 million, and the PGA Tour website ranks him as a career money leader. His other earnings come from endorsements from companies such as Nike, which even stuck with Woods after a DUI arrest in 2017. He’s earned $42 million in various endorsement deals, according to Forbes.
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How Tiger Spends His Millions
Golf might require poise and patience, but Woods’ spending habits offer a glimpse into how he cuts loose. His major purchases include a $20 million yacht called “Privacy” equipped with a bar, Jacuzzi and gym, a mansion with a golf course as a backyard in Jupiter Island, Fla., and a private jet worth over $50 million. Woods’ earnings landed him a spot on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes of 2016 at number 12.
Woods’ earnings don’t go completely to him. He has a charity foundation, the TGR Foundation, which received $12 million from Woods in 2012, the PGA reported.
Tiger Woods’ Upcoming Tournaments
Woods is playing in the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio from Aug. 2-5. Then, he’ll compete in the PGA Championship, which might add to his current record of winning 14 majors. The championship will be held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis from Aug. 9-12. Other major PGA tournaments include:
- Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev., Aug. 2-5
- Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 16-19
- Dell Technologies Championship, Norton, Mass., Aug. 31-Sept. 3
- TOUR Championship in Atlanta, Sept. 20-23
- Ryder Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Sept. 28-30
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