As we know that golfers are rich because they have both high salaries and big prize money. Here comes the question? How wealthy can golfers really be? To know the answer, please check through the passage and prepare to blow your mind with their net worth.
Phil Mickelson, known as Lefty, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. In his near-decade long career, he was in the top-ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for 700 weeks and in the top-50 of it for 25 consecutive years. It is no wonder that he has become so wealthy with an estimated net worth of $375 million. He married Amy Mickelson in 1996, and the couple have three children.
Gary Player is another prominent golfer with more than 160 tournament victories throughout his career. At the age of 29, he became the only non-American to win all four majors in the Career Grand Slam. His other awards included but were not limited to nine major championships on the regular tour and nine major championships on the Champions Tour throughout his career.
Rory McIlroy is one of the best professional golfers in history. He won three majors, becoming one of four players to reach this height by the age of 25. Before he turned professional, he had a successful amateur career and topped the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a week at the age of 17. He married Erica Stoll in 2017, and the spectacular fireworks display on the wedding day was estimated to cost over £50,000 alone.
Greg Norman is not only one of the best players with more than 85 professional tournament victories, but is also one of the wealthiest players with a net worth of $300 million. In 2010, he confirmed his new relationship with 41-year-old interior designer Kirsten Kutner and said, “I am now in a very good place with Kirsten.”
Jack Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers of all-time with a huge fortune. He won 18 major championships and competed in 164 major tournaments in his career. He has also ventured into other areas, including charity work, book writing, and golf course design.
Tiger Woods is regarded as the best golfer of his generation; he is also one of the highest-paid athletes of all-time with a net worth of about $850 million. He married Elin Nordegren in 2004, but the pair divorced in 2010. His current girlfriend is Erica Herman, and the two have been dating since 2017.
Arnold Palmer, known as “The King,” is a pioneer in the PGA and the first superstar of the sport’s television age in the 1950s. This humble and charismatic superstar changed the perception of golf from an elite sport to an accessible one for players of all types.
Fred Couples shouldn’t be forgotten when it comes to rich golfers. The net worth of this former World Number One golfer is $120 million. Throughout his career, he had more than 60 professional tournament wins. He married twice, but sadly his ex-wives all died. His current girlfriend is Midge Trammell.
American professional golfer Jordan Spieth has a net worth of $100 million. His career has seen a lot of highlights, making him the third-youngest player ever to win multiple events in PGA Tour history. In 2018, he married Annie Verret, who he knew when he was in high school.
Vijay Singh was thought to be the brightest talent in the early 2000s and the best Fijian pro golfer in history. He had a remarkable golfing career in the PGA and has remained a pro for nearly four decades. He is undoubtedly on the list of the richest golfers because of his outstanding achievements on the course.
Ernie Els, known as “The Big Easy,” is one of the greatest South African professional golfers in history. He won more than 70 tournaments throughout his career. He is not only accomplished but also wealthy, with an estimated net worth of $85 million. He tied the knot with Liezl in 1998, and they have two kids.
Luke Donald is a British pro golfer with an estimated net worth of $40 million. He is a member of the European tour but mainly plays on the PGA Tour. He was named Player of the Year in 2011 and held the number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking for 40 weeks. He married Diane Antonopoulos in 2007, and they have three daughters.
Adam Scott is an accomplished golfer who has a net worth of $48 million. He had 29 international tournament wins and was the World Number One Golfer from mid-May to August 2014. He briefly broke up with his long-time girlfriend Marie Kojzar before the two reunited; they finally wed in 2014.
Jim Furyk is one of the richest American golfers in history. He was the champion of the FedEx Cup and PGA Player of the Year in 2010 and won more than 25 international tournaments throughout his career. Hardly had he first set eyes on Tabitha when he fell in love with her, and he successfully made Tabitha his wife in 2000.
Former golfer Nick Faldo is one of the top players of his generation. He ranked as the top golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking for 97 weeks and accumulated 41 professional wins in total through his career. He currently works as a golf analyst. His respective careers as a golfer and broadcaster have made him a rich person with an estimated net worth of $60 million.
The Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia became world-famous for his wins in the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters Tournament. He was a top-10 golfer in the world over 450 weeks and one of the top PGA golfers of all-time. He tied the knot with Angela Akins in 2017, and they have a daughter together.
Retired pro golfer Lee Trevino is one of the most accomplished golfers in the history of the sport; he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981 and retired as one of the wealthiest golfers with an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Irish golfer Padraig Harrington has been golfing since 1995. He had more than 30 professional wins, primarily including three major championships, the Open Championship in 2007 and 2008, and PGA Championship in 2008. He had known his wife Caroline since childhood, and they married in 1997 and have two sons.
Retired Annika Sorenstam is one of the most successful and richest female athletes in the sport’s history. She won 90 international tournaments and 72 official LPGA tournaments, including ten majors throughout her career.
Lee Westwood has long been considered as one of the best golfers around, even though he never won a major championship. It’s a pity for him, but his legacy won’t be tainted after the numerous other achievements he’s made, such as his countless wins on five different continents. He married Laurae Coltart, the sister of player Andrew Coltart, and the couple have two children.