35 Richest Golfers of All Time

Are you interested in golf? Do you want to know about the richest golfers of all time?

Some would say golf is boring, but it sure makes the player load of money.

Just to give you a perspective world’s greatest soccer player’s net worth is about $500 million, which is subsequently less than that of the world’s richest golfer.

Sports enthusiasts are often curious about the wealth any sport generates. Golf fans would certainly want to know how much-renowned players like Tiger Woods make in their career.

Read on to learn more about the golf stars and their net worth.

Quick Facts

Player Net worth Country
1. Tiger Woods $800 million USA
2. Greg Norman  $400 million Australia
3. Jack Nicklaus $400 million USA
4. Phil Mickelson $400 million USA
5. Gary Player $250 million South Africa
6. Rory McIlroy $150 million Northern Ireland
7. Fred Couples $120 million USA
8. Jordan Spieth $110 million USA
9. Ernie Els $85 million South Africa
10. Vijay Singh $75 million Fiji
11. Sergio García $70 million Spain
12. Ian Poulter $60 million England
13. Jim Furyk $60 million USA
14. Nick Faldo $60 million England
15. Adam Scott $50 million Australia
16. Davis Love $50 million USA
17. Dustin Johnson $50 million USA
18. Lee Trevino $50 million USA
19. Pete Dye $50 million USA
20. Annika Sörenstam $40 million USA
21. Graeme McDowell $40 million Northern Ireland
22. Jason Day $40 million Australia
23. Justin Rose  $40 million England
24. Lee Westwood $40 million England
25. Luke Donald $40 million England
26. Padraig Harrington $40 million Republic of Ireland
27. David Toms $35 million USA
28. Hideki Matsuyama $35 million Japan
29. Zach Johnson $35 million USA
30. Bubba Watson $30 million USA
31. Darren Clarke $30 million Northern Ireland
32. Hunter Mahan $30 million USA
33. Ian Woosnam $30 million Wales
34. Justin Thomas $30 million USA
35. Kenny Perry $30 million USA

Richest Golfers of All Time

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35. Kenny Perry

Kenny Perry is a $30 million worth professional golfer from the United States.

Perry has had a great career with the United States national team, winning the President’s Cup three times in 1996, 2005, and 2009, as well as being a member of the 2008 Ryder Cup-winning team.

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Kenny Perry (Source: golf)

Through winnings and extensive sponsorships, the American player has amassed a substantial sum of money.

34. Justin Thomas

Justin Thoma’s most recent victory came at the 2017 PGA Championship. In 2015 and 2016, he earned the CIMB Classic.

He earned the SBS Tournament of Champions as well as the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2017.

He is endorsed by NetJets, an American corporation that specializes in private air transport.

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Justin Thomas (Source: golfdigest)

Citi, an investment bank, and Troon, a golf management organization, are his other sponsors. In 2012, Justin Thomas received the Haskins Award.

Thomas partnered with Lineage Logistics, a Michigan-based company that specializes in carrying cold foodstuffs, in May 2021.

He has a Net Worth of $30 million.

33. Ian Woosnam

Woosnam is one of the “Big Five” Europeans, all born the same year and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup as well as won majors.

He’s won fifty times in his lifetime, notably 29 times on the European Tour.

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Ian Woosnam (Source: Wikimedia)

Woosnam became the world’s number one player in 1991, a position he retained for 50 weeks. He also earned his first and only Major Championship in 1991, when he triumphed at the Masters.

Woosnam was honored by the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Moreover, Ian has a Net Worth of $30 million as of 2021.

32. Hunter Mahan

Hunter Mahan is a pro golfer from the United States with a Net Worth of $30 million. He is a member of the PGA Tour’s elite group of golfers.

He’s also won a number of big tournaments, including two World Golf Championships.

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Hunter Mahan (Source: Wikimedia )

Under Armour, Titleist, Ping, NetJets, FootJoy, BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc., and Ace Hardware are among Mahan’s sponsors.

Hunter Mahan also owns a collection of exotic cars. He drives a GMC Yukon Denali SUV ($67,700) and a GMC 972 pickup truck.

31. Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke has a Net Worth of $30 million.

His most notable victory is regarded to be the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in England.

Clarke won the BMW Asian Open in 2008 after spending nearly five years without winning tournaments.

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Darren Clarke (Source: Wikimedia )

In 1998, he won his first big tournament, the European Tour Earnings, $1.3 million.

After topping Tiger Woods in his debut World Golf Championship event in 2000, Darren established his worldwide presence. Clarke was awarded prize money of $1 million.

30. Bubba Watson

Bubba turned professional in 2003 and earned nearly $1 million in his first season, and now has a Net Worth of $30 million.

Watson earned his first PGA Tour title on the second hole of a sudden-death match at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, on June 27, 2010.

Watson earned $1.26 million at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, which was his third straight win in that competition.

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Bubba Watson (Source: Wikimedia )

Bubba makes anywhere between $3-$5 million annually from endorsements off the game. He bought Tiger Woods’ Isleworth, Florida home for $2.2 million in March of 2013.

29. Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is a pro golfer from the United States with a total wealth of $35 million.

He won a state championship at his high school and subsequently duplicated the accomplishment at Drake University, where he won three NCAA Regional Championships among many other honors.

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Zach Johnson (Source: Wikimedia )

His roughly $500,000 in prize money from victories in 2003 prepared him for the PGA Tour.

Johnson also made about $494,882 on the national tour.

28. Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama, originally from Japan, has an astounding Net Worth of $35 million.

Matsuyama claimed the Asian Amateur Tournament title in 2010, allowing him to participate in the Masters Tournament for the first time in 2011.

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Hideki Matsuyama (Source: Golfdigest)

The 29-year-old has cemented himself as the image of golf in Japan for generations to follow, and he has lived up to the nation’s great expectations.

With companies Lexus, Srixon, and Nomura Securities, the 29-year-old has become a famous endorser as Japan’s best golfer, making a projected $8 million to $10 million a year out of the field.

27. David Toms

David Toms has a staggering Net Worth of $35 million.

In 2001, he capped off his stellar season by claiming the PGA Tournament, beating Phil Mickelson by one point, boosting total wealth substantially.

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David Toms (Source: Wikimedia)

In 1998, he was placed sixth at the Masters Tournament, fourth at the Open Championship in 2000, fourth at the US Open in 2012, and won the PGA Championship in 2001.

26. Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington is worth $40 million and is an Irish professional golfer.

The Open Championship (2007 and 2008) and the PGA Championship (2007 and 2008) are two of Harrington’s three major tournament victories.

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Padraig Harrington (Source:  Wikimedia)

Padraig earned $24,000 with his maiden PGA Tour appearance in 1995 when he only played one game.

Harrington made $4,313,551 in the 2007/08 season, winning two events and making cuts in twelve of the fifteen events he competed in.

25. Luke Donald

Luke Donald, a pro golfer from England with a Net Worth of $40 million.

He was born in 1977 and is the current World Number One. He primarily competes on the PGA Tour in the United States but also competes on the European Tour.

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Luke Donald (Source: data:image)

Lagardère Unlimited, Mizuno Corp, Jordan, and Greyson Clothiers are among Donald’s sponsors. His past contracts included IMG Sports Management and Polo Ralph Lauren.

He is also an Order of the British Empire Member. Besides that, he has made a name for himself as a successful businessman.

24. Lee Westwood

He is among the few golfers who have won events on all of the world’s main continents.

He has a Net Worth of $40 million.

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Lee Westwood (Source: Wikimedia)

Similarly, he has won 43 tournament matches on five continents.

Apart from that, he enjoys horse racing and has purchased a number of racing horses.

23. Justin Rose

Justin Rose born in Johannesburg is a professional golf player with a Net Worth of approximately $40 million.

Rose has $32,626,771.78 in total earnings on the European Tour, which places him seventh all-time.

With $55,757,245 in earnings from PGA Tour events and co-sanctioned tournaments, he sits in seventh place.

Rose received $1,440,000 in prize money for her victory at the US Open.

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Justin Rose (Source: Wikimedia )

Rose is also one of the few golfers who have earned an Olympic gold medal, which carries a great deal of status and potential sponsorship.

22. Jason Day

Jason Day has an astounding Net Worth of $40 million.

In September 2015, Day was ranked No. 1 in the globe by the World Golf Standings.

He won the Farmers Insurance Open for the second time in January 2018. Day has made more than $40 million in competition prizes alone as of October 2018.

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Jason Day (Source: Wikimedia )

He was named Queensland Sports Star of the Year and received the inaugural Greg Norman Medal. He was awarded the Greg Norman Medal in 2016.

Jason was sponsored by TaylorMade and Adidas and began competing on the PGA Tour.

21. Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell is one of the finest golf players with about $40 million Net Worth.

McDowell is most remembered for his victory at Pebble Beach in the 2010 US Open. However, he had a strong junior career in both Ireland and the America before going pro.

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Graeme McDowell (Source: Wikimedia )

He earned $2,596,170 in the 2015–16 PGA Tour season and finished 27th in the season-long FedEx Cup competition.

20. Annika Sörenstam

Sorenstam is by far the most famous and successful female golfer in history. Annika Sörenstam has a total Net Worth of $40 million and is a former Swedish pro golfer.

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Annika Sörenstam (Source: Wikimedia )

She owns her own clothing company, which generates a substantial income. Annika has been sponsored by some of the most well-known businesses over the years, with Rolex being the most renowned sponsor.

19. Pete Dye

Pete Dye has $50 million of Net Worth.

He has earned six major championships and 29 PGA Tour tournaments in total.

Lee Trevino has won $9.9 million in prize money throughout his PGA career.

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Pete Dye (Source: fsga)

Trevino started his Masters Tournament in 1989 at the age of 49, shooting a bogey-free four 67.

18. Lee Trevino

One of the greatest professional golfers, Lee Trevino, has an astounding Net Worth of $50 million.

Lee is one of four players to win the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, and The Open Championship two times.

Moreover, in 1981 Lee was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Similarly, he is also often referred to as Supermax and The Merry Mex, both of which are the affectionate nicknames given to him by other golfers.

17. Dustin Johnson

Starting in 2017, Dustin was the world’s number one golfer for 64 weeks with a Net Worth of $50 million.

He is the third highest-paid golfer of all time, including the $15 million he received at the FedEx Cup championship in 2020.

He won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in his first year on the PGA Tour before winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Dustin has amassed a total prize pool of more than $70 million from tournaments.

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Dustin Johnson (Source: forbes)

Johnson was reported to have paid $4.95 million for a home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in 2015.

More rumors surfaced in 2017 that Johnson had purchased another home in Florida, allegedly in the Harbour Isle neighborhood of North Palm Beach. He bought the house for $2.9 million.

16. Davis Love

Davis Love has a total of $50 million of Net Worth.

Love has won twenty-one tournament-winning titles on the PGA Tour, with one big championship, the 1997 PGA Championship.

In his collegiate career, he received many trophies, such as the ACC tournament championship in 1984.

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Davis Love (Source: Wikimedia)

His big win came in 1997 when he won the PGA Championship, although he went on to win Twenty PGA Tour titles altogether.

Love and his younger brother, Mark Love, started Love Golf Design, a golf course architectural firm, in 1994. Many of the company’s courses have been designed in the USA.

15. Adam Scott

Adam Scott has an astounding Net Worth of $50 million.

He won the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades in February 2020, earning $9.3 million.

For a while in the midst of 2014, he was the world’s best golfer.

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Adam Scott (Source: Wikimedia)

In the year 2000, Adam made his professional golf debut on the European Tour. Unfortunately, he didn’t have an excellent start and didn’t win his first championship until 2001.

He has also made millions of dollars through endorsements.

14. Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo is well-known for his three Open Championships and three Masters titles.

He has a Net Worth of $60 million. He’s won forty times in his career, notably thirty on the European Tour plus six Major Championships.

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From 1992 to 1994, he was the ranked number one golfer for two years, the third-longest tenure in history, and the six majors are the most by a European player following World War I.

In the 2014 champions season, He earned two cash prizes totaling $22,090.

13. Jim Furyk

American golf player Jim Furyk has an estimated Net Worth of $60 million.

Furyk’s victory at the 2010 Tour Championship earned him first place in the FedEx Cup rankings and a $10 million prize.

He earned 17 Tour titles during his career, including the 2003 U.S. Open. In addition, he has won a total of $71.23 million in cash prizes.

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Jim Furyk (Source: Wikimedia )

Furyk set a career-high by placing second in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2006.

In between the years 1999 and 2015, he spent over 430 weeks in the top ten.

12. Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter is a golfer from England with a Net Worth of $60 million.

As a part of the European Tour, Ian Poulter has won Twelve of the Seventeen matches.

Ian has won moreover $40 million in tournaments throughout his professional career. In 2012, he ranked third in the PGA Championship and came seventh in the Master’s Tournament.

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Ian Poulter (Source: Wikimedia)

Ian established his clothing brand in 2007, which was successful in Europe until closing down in 2017. He is noted for his extravagant clothing.

Ian Poulter’s automobile collection is estimated to worth more than $25 million.

11. Sergio García

With a $70 million Net Worth, Sergio Garcia is one of the wealthiest golf players on the planet.

Sergio Garcia won his initial PGA Tour title in 2001 at the MasterCard Colonial and has subsequently won 25 times both on PGA and European Tours.

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Sergio García (Source: Wikimedia)

Upon winning the HSBC Champions event in 2008, he reached his highest-ever ranking of a second.

Sergio is well-known for his iron play and precision.

Garcia, who had been dubbed “the best golfer who never won a major,” eventually broke through at The Masters in 2017, defeating Justin Rose on the first hole for his only major victory.

Sergio has earned more than $43 million in golf throughout his career.

10. Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh is among the richest golfers globally, with a Net Worth of $75 million.

Singh has won 34 PGA Tour tournaments. With $71 million in career earnings, he is fourth on the all-time PGA overall standings, with 13 European Tour wins, and four Champions Tour wins.

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Vijay Singh (Source: staticflickr)

Singh has earned millions from different brand sponsorships to augment his golf revenue throughout his career.

Singh had also bought a condo in New York’s Lincoln Square in 2009. Vijay and his spouse Ardena spent $5.675 million on their home.

9. Ernie Els

Ernie Els is a golf player from South Africa with a Net Worth of $85 million.

Due to his imposing physical stature, he has got the nickname “The Big Easy”.

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Ernie Els (Source: Wikimedia)

Els won the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 1989 and went professional the following year.

In 1991, on the Southern Africa Tour, Els won his first big tournament.

8. Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth has a staggering Net Worth of $110 million. Speith is among the richest golfer of all time.

Jordan additionally generates millions of dollars annually from sponsorships in addition to championship earnings.

Including his salary and subsidies, Spieth made $42 million between June 2017 and June 2018.

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Jordan Spieth (Source: e0.365dm)

Spieth won the PGA Rookie of the Year award in 2013 and signed endorsement deals with Under Armour and BioSteel Sports Supplements.

In 2016, Jordan bought a Dallas house from Hunter Mahan, a former golfer. According to reports, Spieth spent $7.15 million on it.

7. Fred Couples

Fred Couples is a golf champion with an astounding Net Worth of $120 million.

Among his many accomplishments are 64 tournament victories, the most notable of which was the 1992 Masters Tournament victory.

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Fred Couples (Source: liveabout)

Couples’ biggest win occurred at the 1992 Masters, although he gained two more on Champions Tour in the following years. Fred is most recognized as the brand ambassador of Antabloc (a diet supplementary).

6. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has a Net Worth amounting to $150 million.

He makes $40-50 million per year from winnings and sponsorships, with endorsements accounting for the majority of his earnings.

McIlroy has earned moreover $34 million in his professional golfing career to date.

In addition, he became the youngest player in European Tour history to reach career earnings of $11,566,500 at the age of 22. In 2017, he officially inked a $200 million extension with Nike for ten years.

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Rory McIlroy (Source: Wikimedia)

He won the FedEx Cup in 2016 and a $10 million prize.

In 2018-2019, he was the world’s sixth-highest-paid athlete, with sponsorships accounting for the vast bulk of his yearly earnings.

5. Gary Player

With an astounding Net Worth of $250 million, Gary is one of the top golf players.

Gary has nine PGA Tour victories under his credit, plus nine PGA Tour victories on the Champions Tour.

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Gary Player

In addition, player received $36 million in endorsements from Callaway, Rolex, and SAP in 2013, more than he did in his whole playing days.

He is well-known for his excellent business expertise, as he worked on several golf course designs worldwide.

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4. Phil Mickelson

Golf player Phil Mickelson has a staggering Net Worth of $400 million. In addition, Mickelson earned $37 million in 2019 from endorsement deals alone, making him one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

He is a highly accomplished golfer, and he is one of only a few players in golf history to have earned three of the four majors.

In addition, Phil Mickelson has made almost $800 million in his professional golf career.

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Phil Mickelson (Source: staticflickr)

He makes between $40 and $50 million in a typical year, with $10 million coming from salary and tournament winnings and an extra $50 million coming from sponsorships.

KPMG, ExxonMobil, Titleist, Ford, Enbrel, Callaway, and Amgen are among Mickelson’s major sponsors.

Phil and Amy spent $1.65 million buying a house in La Jolla, California, in 1999.

3. Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus has a staggering Net Worth of $400 million. Referred to as “The Golden Bear” by his fellow golfers, Nicklaus had made fame and fortune for himself throughout his playing career.

He became the youngest player to win all four major golf championships by the time he was 26 years old.

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Jack Nicklaus (Source: golfdigest)

He started Nicklaus Design 50 years ago and has designed more than 380 golf courses in 36 different nations. He won 73 Tour titles and 18 major championships during his incredible career.

In addition, he has sponsorship and marketing agreements with a variety of businesses, such as Perry Ellis and Rolex.

2. Greg Norman

Greg Norman is an Australian golf player with an astounding Net Worth of $400 million. Norman, the “great white shark,” has over Ninety career title victories under his credit.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Greg Norman was the world’s best golfer for 331 weeks in a row. Golf tournament winnings brought in over $1 million a year for Greg Norman.

He was the highest-paid professional golfer in the world for years three different years between 1986 to 1995.

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Over the years, Greg Norman has acquired a sizable real estate portfolio.

Norman became the first golfer on the record to make more than $10 million in his entire professional career.

1. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is the most successful, wealthy, and well-known golfer of all time, with a Net Worth of $800 million.

In addition, he makes between $50 and $60 million annually.

Woods has the record for most PGA Tour victories overall 82, including 15 majors and nine wins in a single year in 2000 amid his remarkable season.

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Tiger-Woods Richest Golfer In The World (Source: live.staticflickr)

Playing tournaments and promoting merchandise generate the bulk of Tiger Woods’ income. Tiger has made $118 million on the golf course after going professional in 1996.

Most of the Tigers’ income comes from sponsorship deals with Nike, Gatorade, American Express, and Asahi.

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