The Highest-Paid Golfers On The PGA Tour

By on April 13, 2018 in ArticlesEntertainment

Golf pays. Sure, athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL bring home substantial paychecks. They also have limited careers. The average professional basketball, football, baseball, or hockey career is nowhere near as long as the average professional golf career. A golfer can play the game and stay in the spotlight for decades. Professional golfers putt their way to massive fortunes over the course of several decades. Golfers can keep playing on the professional circuit well into their 50s. Golf is also a sport that is played year round and all over the world. There are tons of opportunities for pro golfers to make a little extra cash. And then there are the endorsements. Golfers are an attractive option for businesses and brands looking for a spokesman. Golf traditionally reaches a demographic with high levels of disposable income.  Golf's international appeal adds to the lucrative endorsement deals.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Tiger Woods is the highest-paid golfer on the PGA tour of all time.

Let's take a look at the 15 highest-earning professional golfers of all time.

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#15. Jason Day

Earnings: $40,272,953

Major championships: 2015 PGA Championship

PGA Tour wins: 11

#14. David Toms

Earnings: $41,840,270

Major championships: 2001 PGA Championship

#13. Matt Kuchar

Earnings: $42,827,943

PGA Tour wins: 7

#12. Zach Johnson

Earnings: $43,296,713

Major championships: 2007 Masters Tournament, 2015 The Open Tournament

PGA Tour wins: 12

#11. Steve Stricker

Earnings: $43,586,344

PGA Tour wins: 14

#10. Justin Rose

Earnings: $43,792,365

Major championships: 2013 U.S. Open

PGA Tour wins: 8

#9. Davis Love III

Earnings: $44,614,145

Major championships: 1997 PGA Tournament

PGA Tour wins: 21

#8. Adam Scott

Earnings: $47,229,313

Major championships: 2013 Masters Tournament

PGA Tour wins: 13

#7. Sergio Garcia

Earnings: $47,952,884

Major championships: 2017 Masters Tournament

PGA Tour wins: 10

#6. Ernie Els

Earnings: $48,978,472

Major championships: 1994 & 1997 U.S. Open, 2000 & 2012 The Open Championship

PGA Tour wins: 19

#5. Dustin Johnson

Nationality: United States

Earnings: $50,593,604

Major championships: 2016 U.S. Open

PGA Tour wins: 17

#4. Jim Furyk

Earnings: $67,977,577

Major championships: 2003 U.S. Open

PGA Tour wins: 17

#3.Vijay Singh

Earnings: $70,889,890

Major championships: 2000 Masters Tournament, 1994 & 2004 PGA Championship

PGA Tour wins: 36

#2. Phil Mickelson

Earnings: $86,889,213

Major championships: 2004, 2006, & 2010 Masters Tournament, 2005 PGA Championship, 2013 The Open Championship

PGA Tour wins: 43

#1. Tiger Woods

Earnings: $111,182,697

Major championships: 1997 Masters, 1999 PGA Championship, 2000 U.S. Open, 2000 The Open Championship, 2000 PGA Championship, 2001 Masters, 2002 Masters, 2002 U.S. Open, 2005 Masters, 2005 The Open Championship, 2006 The Open Championship, 2006 PGA Championship, 2007 PGA Championship, 2008 U.S. Open

PGA Tour wins: 79

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook.
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