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The 10 Richest Golfers on the 2018 PGA Tour

If you love golf, you’re certainly tuned in to the 2018 PGA Tour — especially the British Open and upcoming PGA Championship. And some of the highest-paid athletes in the world are going to be showing their prowess on the course. you know Tiger Woods is rich — but there are plenty of other gentlemen playing that are also totally loaded. Here are the top 10.

1. Tiger Woods – $740 million

Tiger Woods on the range
Tiger Woods on the practice range during the final round of the PGA Tour Championship | Scott Halleran/Getty Images

His career contains huge ups and downs — both professionally and personally — but Tiger Woods still stands as the richest golfer currently on the PGA Tour. TheStreet reports he boasts a net worth of around $740 million, with an estimated salary of $50 million a year. Business Insider also notes Woods has earned over $111 million from PGA Tours, as he’s won 79 of them.

2. Phil Mickelson – $365 million

This player, perhaps better known as “Lefty,” is known as one of the most successful golfers since 1992. And The Richest says he’s approximately worth $365 million.

As far as his winning streaks are concerned, Business Insider reports he’s won five major championships and 43 PGA Tours. From these, he’s earned over $86 million.

3. Rory McIlroy – $130 million

He may be younger than some of the other golfers on the list, but he’s still worth a serious amount of cash. Express.co.uk reports his net worth totals around $130 million And he’s earning a lot of his money thanks to his Nike contract, which brought in an estimated $100 million when he signed an extension to it in 2017.

As far as wins are concerned, McIlroy has won four major championships and 14 PGA Tours, bringing him over $38 million, says Business Insider.

4. Vijay Singh – $75 million

Vijay Singh golfing
Vijay Singh | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

This Fijian professional golfer has proved he’s a force to be reckoned with. Celebrity Net Worth reports he’s worth approximately $75 million, too, and he also won the most PGA Tour money in 2003, 2004, and 2008. From his tour earnings, he’s made over $70 million and won 36 of them in the past, says Business Insider.

5. Ernie Els – $75 million

This South African golfer has earned a ton of wins over his career so far. And The Richest notes Ernie Els’ net worth is $75 million. As for the PGA Tour, Els is no stranger to winning these, either. He’s earned over $48 million from them and won 19. He’s also won four other major championships, Business Insider reports.

6. Sergio Garcia – $70 million

He’s an amazing golfer — and he’s also earned a ton of money from his endorsements. Celebrity Net Worth says he’s worth $70 million even with a few disappointing seasons. And Business Insider notes he’s won one major championship and 10 PGA Tours, earning him over $47 million.

7. Jim Furyk – $50 million

He may hold the score for the lowest PGA score ever (58), but you can never count Jim Furyk totally out. Money Inc. reports he has a total net worth of around $50 million, and he also ranked second in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2006. For PGAs, Business Insider reports Furyk has made over $67 million from his 17 Tour wins.

8. Jordan Spieth – $41 million

Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the third tee
Jordan Spieth is one of the best in the game | Harry How/Getty Images

He won last year’s British Open, earning him $1.85 million in winnings — not bad for a golfer in his 20s. And Jordan Spieth continues to prove he’s no slouch. Express.co.uk reports he’s worth around $41 million. And his 10 endorsements, which include Coca-cola, Rolex, and Under Armour, certainly help with this as well.

He’s also won 11 PGA Tours and earned himself over $36 million from them, Business Insider reports.

9. Adam Scott – $40 million

Adam Scott’s career really took off in 2001, and since then, he’s managed to pull off a net worth of around $40 million, Celebrity Net Worth reports. And Business Insider notes he’s earned over $47 million from his PGA Tours over the years.

10. Luke Donald – $40 million

Here’s another star who’s ascended the ranks and raked in millions over his years as a professional golfer. One of his best years was in 2011, when he was ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking — and he held on to that title for 40 weeks. The Richest reports his net worth stands around $40 million. And Business Insider notes he’s won five PGA Tours and earned over $35 million from them.