Richest Golfers in the World!!!
Golf does not require much physical force and strength; however, it is a competitive sport that requires good mental capacity, experience, and muscle use.
We already know that golf is one of the most expensive sports and is also considered a rich man’s sport.
As of 2019, the golf industry was worth $84 billion.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry suffered some losses but is now making a steady comeback.
It is no surprise that golfers have such a high net worth since the industry itself is so huge.
|25) Padraig Harrington||$40 million|
|24) Luke Donald||$40 million|
|23) Lee Westwood||$40 million|
|22) Justin Rose||$40 million|
|21) Jason Day||$40 million|
|20) Graeme McDowell||$40 million|
|19) Annika Sorenstam||$40 million|
|18) Lee Trevino||$50 million|
|17) Dustin Johnson||$50 million|
|16) Davis Love||$50 million|
|15) Adam Scott||$50 million|
|14) Nick Faldo||$60 million|
|13) Jim Furyk||$60 million|
|12) Ian Poulter||$60 million|
|11) Sergio Garcia||$70 million|
|10) Vijay Singh||$75 million|
|9) Ernie Els||$85 million|
|8) Jordan Spieth||$110 million|
|7) Fred Couples||$120 million|
|6) Rory McIlroy||$150 million|
|5) Gary Player||$250 million|
|4) Phil Mickelson||$400 million|
|3) Jack Nicklaus||$400 million|
|2) Greg Norman||$400 million|
|1) Tiger Woods||$800 million|
Richest Golfers in the World
25) Padraig Harrington
Professional wins: 31
Pádraig Peter Harrington, born on 31 August 1971, is a professional golfer.
He began his professional career in 1995. Since then, Harrington has won three major championships- The Open Championship twice and the PGA Championship.
Moreover, he is a 1997 World Cup winner, four-time Ryder Cup winner, and three-time Seve Trophy winner.
As of December 2021, Harrington has a net worth of $40 million.
24) Luke Donald
Professional wins: 17
Luke Campbell Donald is a professional golfer born on 7 December 1977. He currently has a net worth of $40 million.
With a total of 384 matches played, he has been ranked in the Top 10 for 79 times.
Donald started playing professionally in 2001, starting from Reno-Tahor Open on PGA Tour.
The golfer has won 2004 Scandinavian Masters, 2004 World Cup, 2010 Madrid Masters, 2012 BMW PGA Championship, and more.
In addition, Donald is a four-time Ryder Cup winner, three-time WCG-World Cup winner, and ranks among golfers with the most PGA Tour wins.
23) Lee Westwood
Professional wins: 44
Lee John Westwood is a professional golfer who is known for the consistency he displays.
Born on 34 April 1973, Westwood has won tournaments in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania.
Westwood joined golf professionally in 1993. Since then, he has won 2 PGA Tours, 25 European Tours, 4 Japan tours, 9 Asian tours, and many others.
Moreover, Westwood is a seven-time Ryder Cup winner and three-time Seve Trophy winner. In addition to that, he won the Royal Trophy in 2007 and EurAsia Cup in 2016.
22) Justin Rose
Professional wins: 24
Born on 30 July 1980, Justin Peter Rose is a professional golfer.
He began his professional career in 1998. And since then has represented England in World Cup 4 times, won the Seve Trophy twice, and the Ryder Cup three times.
Furthermore, Justin has won 10 PGA Tours, 11 European Tours, 2 Sunshine Tours, and many others.
Moreover, Rose has a net worth of $40 million.
21) Jason Day
Professional wins: 17
Day is well-known for being the winner of the 2015 PGA Championship. He was born on 12 November 1987.
He developed his interest in golf from his dad, who died when Jason was 12.
Starting from 2006, he started his professional journey in golf and has won 12 PGA Tours, 3 European Tours, and others.
Moreover, Jason won the 2013 World Cup (representing Australia). He has a net worth of $40 million.
20) Graeme McDowell
Professional wins: 16
Graeme McDowell is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and European Tour.
Born on 20 July 1979, McDowell is known for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
He began playing professionally in 2002. Since then, he has won 4 PGA Tours, 11 European Tours, and an Asian Tour.
In addition, McDowell has won 2 Seve Trophies, Royal Trophy in 2006, and 3 Ryder Cups.
Graeme has an astounding net worth of $40 million.
19) Annika Sorenstam
Professional wins: 94
Although Annika Charlotta Sörenstam (born 9 October 1970) is the only female on this list, she has spectacular achievements.
She began her pro career in 1992. She won 72 events on LPGA Tour, 17 events on Ladies European Tour, and 4 events on ALPG Tour.
Annika is an 8-times LPGA Tour Player of the Year winner and an 8-times LPGA Tour Money winner.
Moreover, she has won 10 major championships, such as U.S. Women’s Open Championship, Nabisco Championship, and Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The golfer has a career earning of $22 million+ and a net worth of $40 million.
18) Lee Trevino
Professional wins: 92
Born on 1 December 1939, Lee Buck Trevino is a retired professional golf player regarded as one of the crucial figures in golf history.
Trevino has won 29 PGA Tour events, 29 PGA Tour Championships, and 5 European Tour events.
The very joyful and humorous Trevino has won the Vardon Trophy 5 times, Byron Nelson Award 3 times, and Jack Nicklaus Trophy 3 times.
Furthermore, Trevino was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.
As of December 2021, Trevino has a net worth of $50 million.
17) Dustin Johnson
Professional wins: 27
Dustin Hunter Johnson was born on 22 June 1984. He is a professional golfer and plays on the PGA Tour.
Johnson began his professional career in 2007. Since then, he has won 24 events in PGA Tours, 9 European tours, and 1 other event.
Johnson has been awarded the PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, and PGA Tour Leading Money Winner.
In addition to that, he has won the Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Award, and FedEx Cup Championship.
As of December 2021, Johnson has a net worth of $50 million.
16) Davis Love
Professional wins: 37
Davis Milton Love III was born on 13 April 1964. After joining golf as a professional in 1985, Love succeeded in becoming one of the consistent contenders in the industry. He currently has a net worth of $50 million.
Currently, he plays on the PGA Tour. As of now, he has won 21 events in PGA Tours along with 17 other occasions.
Moreover, Love was the PGA Championship winner in 1997.
Davis was awarded Payne Stewart Award in 2008 and Bob Jones Award in 2013.
In addition to that, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
15) Adam Scott
Professional wins: 31
Adam Derek Scott is a professional golfer who was born on 16 July 1980. He mainly plays on PGA Tour.
Scott began his professional golf career in 2000.
He has won a 2013 Masters Tournament, became second in The Open Championship, and third in the 2006 PGA Championship.
Moreover, in 2014, Adam Scott was ranked the World’s number 1.
As of December 2021, he has a net worth of $50 million.
14) Nick Faldo
Professional wins: 43
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo is a golfer and T.V. commentator. He was ranked number 1 in golf ranking for 97 weeks.
Born on 18 July 1957, Faldo joined golf professionally in 1976.
He has successfully won three Masters Tournament, three Open Championships and ranked second in U.S. Open Championship.
In addition, he is a four-time Ryder Cup winner, World Cup winner in 1998, four-time Hennessy Cognac Cup winner, and Dunhill Cup winner.
Moreover, Faldo has been awarded MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).
Currently, Faldo’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
13) Jim Furyk
Professional wins: 29
James Michael Furyk is a professional golfer born on 12 May 1970. He turned professional in 1992.
Furyk plays on PGA Tour and was the winner of FedEx Cup and PGA Tour Player of the year in 2010.
Widely known for his golf swing, the golfer won the 2003 U.S. Open Championship. On the official golf ranking, Furyk reached second rank in 2006.
Furyk has won 17 PGA Tour events along with 3 PGA Tour Championships. Moreover, he was ranked second in the 2013 PGA Championship and fourth in two Masters Tournaments.
As of December 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
12) Ian Poulter
Professional wins: 17
Better known as The Postman, Ian James Poulter was born on 10 January 1976. He currently players for PGA Tours and European Tours.
Among the 17 professional wins, Poulter has won Accenture Match Play Championship and HSBC Championship.
The golfer has played in 70 events and has ranked in the Top 25, 26 times.
In addition to that, he has won 3 PGA Tour events, 12 European Tour events, and others.
As of December 2021, Ian Poulter has a net worth of $60 million.
11) Sergio Garcia
Professional wins: 36
Sergio García Fernández is a well-known professional golfer who plays on PGA Tours and European Tours. Born on 9 January 1980, Garcia began his professional career in 1999.
The spectacular player has won 11 events on PGA Tours, 16 on European Tour, 6 on Asian Tours, and more.
Moreover, Garcia won the Masters Tournament in 2017 and Best Male Golfer ESPY Award in 2017.
In addition to that, he has been awarded the Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Award, and Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
As of December 2021, Garcia has a net worth of $70 million.
10) Vijay Singh
Professional wins: 64
Vijay Singh, born on 22 February 1963, is nicknamed The Big Fijian for his physique. Being a professional golfer, he has won 34 PGA Tour events.
With his professional career starting from 1982, Singh has won major championships such as Masters Tournament and two PGA Championships.
In addition to that, Singh’s achievements include PGA Player of the Year, Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Award, and PGA Tour Leading Money Winner.
In 2006, Singh was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
As of December 2021, Singh has a net worth of $75 million.
9) Ernie Els
Professional wins: 74
Theodore Ernest Els started his journey of professional golf in 1989. Better known as The Big Easy, Els was born on 17 October 1969.
Among 70+ wins, he has won four major championships- the U.S. Open Championship twice and The Open Championship twice.
Moreover, he was also ranked number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Until now, Els has won 19 PGA Tour events, 28 European Tour events along with 18 Sunshine Tour events, and more.
In addition, he was enlisted at the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. Els’ net worth is estimated to be $85 million.
8) Jordan Spieth
Professional wins: 15
Jordan Alexander Speith is a professional golfer. He usually plays on the PGA Tour. Being a winner in three major championships, the golfer won Masters Tournament in 2015, U.S. Open Championship in 2015, and The Open Championship in 2017.
In his nine-year career, the golfer has won 12 PGA Tour events, 3 European Tour events, and 2 PGA Tour of Australasia events.
Speith is widely known for achievements such as FedEx Cup Champion in 2015, PGA Tour Player and PGA Player of the Year in 2015, and many more.
As of December 2021, Jordan Speith has a net worth of $110 million.
7) Fred Couples
Professional wins: 62
Frederick Steven Couples is a professional golfer born on 3 October 1959. Couples began his professional career in 1980 and has won 15 events in PGA Tours, 13 PGA Tour Championships alongside 32 other tours.
He won the Masters Tournament in 1992 and became the Players Champion winner in 1984 and 1996.
Moreover, he won the Ryder Cup in 1991 and 1993, Dunhill Cup in 1993, and World Cup of Golf from 1992-1995.
In addition, Frederick is a six-time Presidents Cup winner, UBS Cup winner, and three-time Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge winner.
Currently, Fred Couples is estimated to have a net worth of $120 million.
6) Rory McIlroy
Professional wins: 29
Born on 4 May 1989, McIlroy is a professional golfer who currently plays on a European and PGA Tours. McIlroy has been ranked number one on the Official World Golf Ranking and remained number 1 for 100 weeks.
Rory started his professional career in 2007, and since then, he has won 20 events in the PGA Tours and 14 events in European Tours.
In his 14-year career, he won U.S. Open Championship in 2011, PGA Championship in 2012, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship in 2014.
With more than $59 million in career earnings, he has a total net worth of $150 million as of December 2021.
5) Gary Player
Professional wins: 160
Gary Player is a former golfer born on 1 November 1935. He is popularly considered to be one of the greatest golfers.
Gary won over 150 tournaments within his 6-decade long career.
He has won 24 events in PGA Tour, 60 events in Sunshine Tour, and 22 PGA Tour Championships.
In addition to that, Player has made appearances in World Cup, Slazenger Trophy, Chrysler Cup, Dunhill Cup, and more.
For his accomplishments, Player was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2021. Moreover, he was enlisted on the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
With career earnings of $14 million, he now has a net worth of $250 million, majorly from his exceptional business ventures.
4) Phil Mickelson
Professional wins: 56
Also known as Lefty, Philip Alfred Mickelson is a professional golfer born on 16 June 1970.
He has won 45 events on PGA Tour, which includes 6 Major Championships and 3 Masters titles.
By winning the 2021 PGA Championship, Mickelson now holds the record for being the oldest to win a major championship at 50.
As of now, Mickelson has a net worth of $400 million. Moreover, he has career earnings of more than $94 million.
3) Jack Nicklaus
Professional wins: 117
Jack William Nicklaus, better known as The Golden Bear, was born on 21 January 1940.
He has won an astonishing 73 PGA Tours events (third-highest).
In his 25-year career, Nicklaus won 18 major championships (highest) and 6 Masters Championships.
With career earnings of around $1.25 billion, the golfer was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.
No surprise that he is considered one of the greatest golfers.
2) Greg Norman
Professional wins: 88
Gregory John Norman is an entrepreneur and former golfer who was ranked the number 1 golfer for 331 weeks.
Norman had an aggressive playstyle that suits his nickname, ‘The Shark.’
He won 20 PGA Tour events, 14 European Tour events, 33 events of PGA Tours of Australasia, and 21 other tours.
He was enlisted on the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.
Moreover, Norman is a two-time The Open Championship winner.
With more than $10 million in career earnings, his net worth as of December 2021 is $400 million.
1) Tiger Woods
Professional wins: 109
Eldrick Thomas Woods is a Hall of Famer who started his professional career in 1996. He was born on 30 December 1975.
Obviously, he is regarded as one of the best golfers of all time. No wonder he ranks first on this list of the wealthiest golfers.
Woods has won 82 PGA Tour events (highest), 41 European Tour events (third-highest), 3 Japan Golf Tour events, and many others.
Moreover, the golfer has won 18 World Golf Championships and has a net worth of $800 million.