According to an article in Forbes, the richest golfers are Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods.
It seems like a lot of people can’t wait to get golf on the back burner, so it’s a great opportunity to get out and get some fresh air.
Although these are just a few examples of what it takes to achieve success in any sport, the point is that you have to be prepared for whatever the opposition brings no matter what the sport.
In many cases, the sportsman who has been able to perform at the high level for the longest time is someone who was born into an athletic family.
The 25 richest golfers in the world have more money than all the poor people in the world.
The 25 Richest Golfers in the World
I have listed players from the following countries in order of most to least $ in the world in their respective professions.
The world’s wealthiest golfers were identified using Forbes’ Wealth Rankings. The list ranks golfers by the value of the golfer’s worldwide assets; a top list has been compiled for decades.
25. Francesco Molinari
Net Worth: $20 Million
Molinari was the first professional golfer to tee off in the twenty-fifth place at the Masters Tournament.
Francesco is an Italian professional golfer has a net worth of 20 million dollars.
Francesco Dettori is a high-profile Italian who has competed in several big-money tournaments and won several major titles, including the 2018 Angus Open.
Although, Tiger has some brands in his arsenal, Nike has been his main sponsor for most of his career.
24. Chad Campbell
Net Worth: $20 Million
According to the reports, it is estimated that Chad Campbell has a net worth of $20 million.
Chad became a pro golfer in the year 1996 and got to the top of the game by winning tournaments like the 3-tier NGA Hooters tour and some PGA Championships.
He was in the top ten of the Official rankings for the first time in his career and he won the prestigious Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
23. Paul Casey
Net Worth: $21 Million
Casey became a professional golfer in 2009 when he won the British Amateur.
Paul is a student in the U.S. and has decided to stay in America after finishing his high school in England.
He has played in the PGA Tour and the European Tour, which is one of the world’s most popular professional golf tournaments.
Paul is one of the best golfers on the planet and he earned a lot of money in golf tournaments.
He received sponsorship from Rolex and Nike Golf.
22. Martin Kaymer
Net Worth: $22 Million
Well, he is a professional golfer and a German, and I suppose the rest is up for debate.
Martin started playing Magic in 2003 and has had some success, but nothing worth mentioning just yet.
Steve Stricker was awarded the 2014 PGA Championship at Oakmont Country Club and the 2014 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Despite the many tournaments he won in 2011, he only managed to play in five of them, losing his previous four.
21. Zach Johnson
Net Worth: $25 Million
Zach Johnson is a good golf player, and has a net worth of 25 million dollars.
Zach began playing golf in elementary school and became a professional in 1998, spending the next several years playing on the development circuit.
Zach won the Masters Tournament in 2007, becoming the first player, outside of the Top 50 to win a Masters tournament.
20. Henrik Stenson
Net Worth: $25 Million
Stenson is not only a top golf player but also one of the most marketable.
And while his career has been up and down, including his victory at the 2011 Masters,
he now appears to be in a great place.
Henrik has a net worth of $25 million dollars. He started playing at the age of 4.
He has been a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team for four years, including three consecutive captain’s picks as well as the cup, and three of his four U.S. Walker Cup victories.
Stenson has won the World Cup twice in his career, and has competed in every World Cup since 2001.
19. Darren Clarke
Net Worth: $30 Million
Darren Clarke has plenty of money with a net worth of $30 million.
In 2002, he became a European Tour member and his play was rewarded with two top 10 finishes in 2003, a career-high world ranking of number 5 and the French Open trophy.
He started the season with a first major at the Masters and went on to win the Australian Masters in a playoff for his first win on the Australasian Tour.
In 2000, he won the BMW Championship. It was his first PGA Tour win and his first European Tour win.
18. David Toms
Net Worth: $35 Million
David Toms was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, where he currently resides. He was a professional golfer from 1994 to 2009 and is now primarily a teaching professional with his own David Toms Golf Academy in Monroe. He has won five PGA Tour events and holds the record for most consecutive cuts made over the course of a full career without the loss of a tournament. Toms has also made ten appearances in the Masters Tournament, the most of any player.
He was eligible for his first PGA Tour in 1991, he qualified for the U.S. Open at Oak Hill where he won in a playoff.
Tiger Woods had won the 1996 PGA Championship, and won the 1997 PGA Championship. Later on in 1996, he went on to win another PGA Tour event, and in 1997 won yet another championship.
The Golf Writers Association of America chose Dave as one of their top golfers of the year in 2011.
17. Justin Rose
Net Worth: $40 Million
Justin Rose has a very impressive net worth of tens of millions of dollars.
Justin is from England, but he has South African ancestry.
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JB first got into golf when he was 17 years old and he got his first chance to play in the Walker Cup at the age of 17.
However, his breakthrough came in 2002 when he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It was followed by five more wins, including the British Masters and The Players Championship.
Justin is such a money tree that he was able to purchase an island off of the coast of Canada.
16. Adam Scott
Net Worth: $40 Million
Scott is an Australian professional golfer. In 2009, he won the PGA Masters Tournament, making him the first player to win the Masters Tournament twice. He has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
Rory Mcilroy has been the most popular golfer in the world for the last few years. He was born in Portrush, County Antrim in Northern Ireland and grew up in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He currently lives in the United States.
15. Pete Dye
Net Worth: $50 Million
Pete Dye is a American, and he designs golf courses.
He was an amateur at high school and then joined the U.S. Army and put his golf career on hold.
In 1962, when he left the Army he designed nine holes at El Dorado, which was the first golf course built in the U.S. after the war.
Pete later designed some courses including the Oakwood Club in Lake Forest, California and the St. Andrews Golf Club in San Francisco.
Pete was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame after 25 years of golf.
14. Davis Love
Net Worth: $50 Million
Golfers with a net worth of $50 million dollars are not exactly the most common people in the world.
Davis started playing golf professionally when he was about 16 years old and eventually won over 21 PGA events.
Michael’s wins at The Players Championship helped him to be the top golfer in the world and he stayed in the top 10 for over 500 weeks.
In the 2013, he won his 8th and final PGA TOUR title at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Davis led the U.S. team to victory in the 2012 Ryder Cup.
13. Nick Faldo
Net Worth: $60 Million
Nick Faldo is a golfer who lives in England and has a net worth of $60 million.
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Nick turned pro in 1975 and has won over 40 professional golf tournaments including the Masters and the US Open. He has also been ranked No.1 on the Official Golf Rankings numerous times.
Nick has also been a commentator for the PGA on TV, and is going to be doing the same for the U.S. Open.
12. Ian Poulter
Net Worth: $60 Million
He got into golf playing at his hometown club, the Bournemouth Golf Club in England, at the age of 8.
In 1996, he turned pro in the pro tours and played his first open in 1999.
He has amassed 16 professional wins and has been nominated for the Rookie of the Year award three times.
He has a great sense of style, loves Ferraris, and has a great passion for collecting them.
The golfer’s career earnings are approximately $500 million.
11. Sergio Garcia
Net Worth: $70 Million
Sergio Garcia is a Spanish professional golfer who has a net worth of $70 million, and is one of the most famous players in the world.
He won the 2002 British Open and in 2007, he finished as runner up to Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
His major win at the US Open at Pebble Beach has changed his life since he had been dreaming of winning his first major championship.
10. Vijay Singh
Net Worth: $75 Million
Vijay Singh is 56 years old and has a net worth of 75 million dollars.
Vijay is the 3rd person in the history of golf to win three consecutive British Open Championships (1992, 1993 and 1994).
He has won three times in a row for the WGC Mexico Championship, the HSBC Championship at the same venue and the WGC-Cadillac Championship. His last win came in August, beating Phil Mickelson in a playoff at the Bridgestone Invitational.
One of the richest golfers in the world has been Vijay Singh, who has an estimated net worth of $85 million.
9. Ernie Els
Net Worth: $85 Million
Ernie Els is a professional golf golfer from South Africa with a net worth of $85 million.
Ernie started playing golf in 1989 and he has one of the most impressive golfing records in the history of the sport.
He has won more professional golf championships (65) than any other player in history, and is one of the most successful players ever in the game.
He is the founder of the Omega Racing team which has won the Porsche Carrera Cup series in 2005 and 2006.
8. Jordan Spieth
Net Worth: $100 Million
Jordan Spieth is the best golfer in the world and earns millions of dollars per year.
Jordan became the world no.1 ranked amateur, after coming back from a two match deficit and winning the U.S. Junior Amateur on July 5, 2011, just two days before the British Open, and he was the first player on the European Tour to reach world no.1 in terms of amateur rankings.
Since then, he has had a lot of great experiences, including winning The Masters in 2015 and breaking a record, and becoming the 3rd youngest player ever to win multiple PGA titles.
Jordan earned $42 million when he played in the European Tour and the PGA Tour during the period.
7. Fred Couples
Net Worth: $120 Million
While Fred Couples was the one to make the list, the real reason to be interested is the fact that he was the only former PGA Champion to make the list.
The real Fred has a net worth of $3 million dollars, and he was actually a pretty good football player, but he is not known for hitting long drives.
Couples is among the most accomplished golfers to have ever played on the PGA Tour.
Andy has designed many of golf courses in the US, including Ocean Valley, Pine Valley, and Ocean Ridge which have all been ranked in the top 50 US courses.
6. Rory McIlroy
Net Worth: $130 Million
Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland, has a net worth of $130 million dollars.
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Rory has accomplished a lot since he won the British Open in 2013, including winning in the US PGA Championship and becoming the world number one in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Rory is the only player in the Open Era to win three majors before the age of 25.
5. Gary Player
Net Worth: $250 Million
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He is a PGA golf player who has become successful and popular due to his golf skills and personality. He was the best golfer in the world for a considerable amount of time.
Gary is an intelligent businessman, and he has always been successful in whatever he has done.
4. Greg Norman
Net Worth: $300 Million
Greg Norman is a 64 year old Australian professional golfer with a net worth of $300 million dollars.
Greg is one of the most successful golfers of all time, which is evidenced by his record of 90+ professional wins.
The guy is the best golfer I have seen in the last 40 years.
Sam Snead was the best player in the world for a total of 331 weeks, including winning the British Open Championship.
Greg opened a clothing line, called Sperrys Design Studio, that was a new concept in golf fashion. He has been designing a golf clothing line for several years and he started a company that sold wine.
3. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus Net Worth: $320 Million
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Jack McPeek joined the United States Air Force after high school. He was later an officer in the Navy and has worked in the nuclear industry since that time.
While on the PGA tour, Jack has won 115 professional competitions and on the Champions tour, he has won ten professional competitions.
A long-time member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Al won three U.S. Open titles and was twice runner-up at the PGA Championship.
2. Phil Mickelson
Net Worth: $400 Million
He is best known for his career as a professional golfer.
He also had a successful start in his professional golf career, playing in some important golf tournaments, including the 2002 Masters Tournament. He won the 2006 U.S. Open at the age of 35.
The Haskins Award, introduced in 1990, is the only annual golf award given for amateur golf in the United States. It is named for John Van T. Haskins, a Yale men’s golf coach from 1888-94, and Yale’s first golf coach. The award is given to the most outstanding collegiate or amateur golfer in the United States.
His career is an example of a golfer who has been able to achieve a career as long a distance without the help of a coach and who has accomplished many of the greatest feats in the sport.
1. Tiger Woods
Net Worth: $800 Million
The first to win 14 major golf championships, Tiger Woods is a man who can do no wrong.
Tiger needs no introduction, as he is one of the most respected and well-known golfers in the world.
Since turning pro in 1996, Tiger has earned over $1.5 million dollars. He is the highest-earning golfer ever having been paid over $1.5 million. For some years, he was the highest-earning celebrity in the world, and for many years, was the most marketable celebrity in the world.
His achievements include, 81 PGA Tour wins, four European tour titles and five Masters titles.
Tiger is number one for more weeks than any other player in the history of the sport.
Don’t worry. Next time we will have the richest people in the world next time.
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I’ve watched these guys train for hours. It’s amazing to watch. The golf course is a bit rough and some of the shots are quite long. But the golf is amazing!
Â Well, you can go and do it yourself but this is a list of the 25 richest golfers in the world.