Who are the richest golfers in the world?
Do you have the patience for golf? I’m pretty sure not many people do.
However, the sportsmen on this list definitely have, as they’ve fine-tuned their skills for countless hours to get to where they are now.
Here’s a list of the 25 richest golfers in the world…
The 25 Richest Golfers in the World
The list of golfers and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as celebritynetworth.com.
These are the 25 richest golfers in the world:
25. Francesco Molinari
Net Worth: $20 Million
Teeing off in twenty-fifth place is Francesco Molinari.
Francesco is an Italian professional golfer has who has a net worth of $20 million.
After successfully rising up through the amateur ranks, Francesco turned pro in 2004 and went on to win several major championships and competitions, including the 2018 Angus Open.
During his golfing career, he has had several sponsorship deals but is mainly endorsed by Nike.
24. Chad Campbell
Net Worth: $20 Million
Next, we have American professional golfer, Chad Campbell, who has a net worth of $20 million.
Chad became a professional golfer in 1996 and has won tournaments like the three-tier NGA Hooters tour and some PGA Championships.
In 2004, Chad was in the top ten Official World Golf Rankings and won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in 2006.
23. Paul Casey
Net Worth: $21 Million
Paul Casey is a professional golfer from England, who has a net worth of $21 million.
Paul moved to America on a golf scholarship from the Arizona State University after finishing high school in the UK.
He turned pro in 2000 and has since gone on to play in the US-based PGA Tour and the European Tour, which are two of the world’s biggest professional golf tournaments.
In 2009, Paul ranked third in the Official Golf Rankings and has earned £18 million in prize money to date.
Some of his biggest sponsors are Rolex and Nike Golf.
22. Martin Kaymer
Net Worth: $22 Million
Martin Kaymer is a professional golfer from Germany, who has a net worth of $22 million.
Martin turned pro in 2005 and has approximately 23 professional wins under his belt.
Some of his wins include the BMW International Open in 2008, the PGA Championship in 2010, the U.S. Open in 2014 and the Players Championship in 2014.
Due to his success, Martin was ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2011 for eight consecutive weeks.
21. Zach Johnson
Net Worth: $25 Million
Zach Johnson is a professional golfer from America, who has a net worth of $25 million dollars.
Zach began playing golf in elementary school and turned pro in 1998, spending the next several years playing on the development circuit.
In 2007, Zach won the Masters Tournament, making him the first player ever, ranked outside of the Top 50, to win a Masters tournament in the PGA tour history.
20. Henrik Stenson
Net Worth: $25 Million
Next on the list is Swedish professional golfer, Henrik Stenson.
Henrik has a net worth of $25 million dollars and turned professional in 1998.
He has won the U.S. PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup, the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, and is a four-time PGA tour winner.
Stenson has also represented Sweden in the World Cup.
19. Darren Clarke
Net Worth: $30 Million
Irish professional golfer Darren Clarke has a net worth of $30 million dollars.
After playing golf from a young age, he continued his passion whilst at University, eventually turning pro in 1990.
From there, he went on to win the Alfred Dunhill Open in Belgium, which his first European Tour Win ever and symbolised his presence on the pro circuit.
He then went on to secure his second European Tour in 1996 at the Linde German Masters and won his first PGA tour in 2000.
18. David Toms
Net Worth: $35 Million
David Toms is an American professional golfer from Monroe, Louisiana, who has a net worth of $35 million dollars.
Playing for his Univesity golf team, he qualified for his first PGA Tour participation in 1991.
In 1996, and 1997, he won the Quad Classic, and since went onto win the PGA Tour event thirteen times and the Web.com Tour event twice.
In 2011, David was awarded the Payne Stewart Award, for his exceptional behaviour and respect for the game.
17. Justin Rose
Net Worth: $40 Million
Next up is another fellow Brit, Justin Rose, who has a very impressive net worth of $40 million dollars.
Justin grew up in England but was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Starting his golfing career young, he played in several competitions and competed in his first Walker cup at the age of 17.
However, it wasn’t until 2002 when he really began to find his way, since going on to win five PGA Tour events, six European Tour events, the Sunshine Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.
Justin won the U.S. Open in 2013 and has made a considerable amount of money from brand sponsorships and endorsement deals.
16. Adam Scott
Net Worth: $40 Million
Australian professional golfer, Adam Scott, has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
Adam began his professional golfing career in the European circuit in 2000. However, he did not get off to the best start and didn’t win his first title until 2001.
Since then, he has won several European titles and focused more on the PGA tours, going on to take 2nd place at the Open Championship in 2012 and winning the 2013 Masters Tournament.
15. Pete Dye
Net Worth: $50 Million
Pete Dye is an American golfer and course designer.
He did very well as an amateur at high school and then went on to join the U.S. Army in 1944, putting the brakes on his golfing career.
When he left the army, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and designed the nine-hole course El Dorado, and an 18-hole course in Indianapolis in 1962.
Pete went on to design golf courses like the Radrick Farms Golf Course for the University of Michigan in 1962 and the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.
For his contribution to the sport, Pete was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.
14. Davis Love
Net Worth: $50 Million
Coming in at number fifteen on the list of richest golfers in the world is a man that has a net worth of $50 million dollars – Davis Love.
Davis turned pro in 1985 and has had a very impressive career, winning over 21 PGA events.
In 1992 and 2003, he won the prestigious Players Championship and has been in the top 10 Official World Golf Rankings for over 450 weeks.
Davis captained the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2012.
13. Nick Faldo
Net Worth: $60 Million
Nick Faldo is a professional golfer from England, with a net worth of $60 million dollars.
He’s a bit of a legend in the sport, and famous for winning three Masters and three Open championships.
Nick turned pro in 1976 and has roughly forty professional wins under his belt. He was ranked No.1 on the Official Golf Rankings for well over 90 weeks.
As well as playing golf, Nick moved into the TV world and became the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports.
12. Ian Poulter
Net Worth: $60 Million
Ian is a professional golfer from England with a net worth of $60 million dollars.
He turned pro in 1996 and won his first Open in 1999.
Since then, he has accumulated 16 professional wins and was awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2000.
He is well known for his interesting dress sense and passion for collecting Ferraris.
He is the thirteenth richest golfer on our list.
11. Sergio Garcia
Net Worth: $70 Million
Sergio Garcia is a Spanish professional golfer who has a net worth of $70 million.
Born in Spain in 1980, and turning pro in 1999, Sergio earned his wealth from a combination of golf prize money and endorsement deals.
His success has meant that he has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, and in 2017, he won his first major championship after 19 years on the PGA tour.
10. Vijay Singh
Net Worth: $75 Million
56-year-old Vijay Singh is a Fijian professional golfer who has a net worth of $75 million dollars.
In 2004-05, Vijay was ranked the #1 golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.
During his career, Vijay has won three majors, earned roughly $67 million dollars in prize money and earned millions more in sponsorships and endorsement deals.
Vijay is one of the richest golfers in the world!
9. Ernie Els
Net Worth: $85 Million
“The Big Easy”, or Ernie Els as he’s better known, is a South African professional golfer who has a net worth of $85 million.
Ernie turned pro in 1989 and has one of the most impressive golfing records in the history of the sport.
He has won the U.S. Open and the Open Championship multiple times and is a former World #1, with 65 professional wins.
Outside of the golf course, Els owns a golf course design business and a very successful winery.
8. Jordan Spieth
Net Worth: $100 Million
Jordan Spieth is an American professional golfer who has a net worth of $100 million dollars.
Jordan’s career got off to a great start, as he won the US Junior Amateur tournament twice, in 2009 and 2011, which had only ever been achieved by Tiger Woods.
His career has seen a lot of highlights since then, including breaking a 36-hole Record at The Masters in 2015 and becoming the third-youngest player ever to win multiple events in PGA Tour history.
Jordan earned $42 million dollars from June 2017 to June 2018, which certainly helps him become one of the richest golfers in the world.
7. Fred Couples
Net Worth: $120 Million
Coming in at number seven, is American Professional Golfer, Fred Couples.
Fred has a net worth of $120 million dollars and got himself the nickname “Boom Boom”, for his incredible ability to hit long drives.
Couples joined the PGA tour in 1982 and has since racked up 51 professional tour wins.
He has also had a significant impact on the design of some of America’s major golf courses.
6. Rory McIlroy
Net Worth: $130 Million
Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland, who has a net worth of $130 million dollars.
Rory’s father introduced him to the sport when he was only 18 months old. He went on to have a successful amateur career and turned pro in 2007.
Since then, Rory has accomplished a lot, including representing Europe in the Ryder Cup, becoming the third youngest person in history to win the British Open and ranking No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Rory is also one of only four players to win three majors before the age of 25.
5. Gary Player
Net Worth: $250 Million
Gary Player is a South-African professional golfer who has a net worth of $250 million.
He earned the title of the third most winning golfer in PGA history and has built up one of the largest fan bases in the sport, due to his incredible skill and likeable personality.
Gary’s successful golfing career has made him one of the richest golfers in the world!
4. Greg Norman
Net Worth: $300 Million
64-year old Greg Norman is an Australian professional golfer who has a net worth of $300 million dollars.
Greg has experienced massive success throughout his golfing career and managed to accumulate 90+ professional wins.
He turned pro in 1976, age 21, and was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.
Some of his accomplishments include winning the British Open Championship and being ranked No. 1 in the world for a total of 331 weeks.
Outside of golf, Greg has become a bit of an entrepreneur, opening a golf course design company, founding a clothing line and entering the wine business in 1996.
3. Jack Nicklaus
Net Worth: $320 Million
Jack Nicklaus is a professional golfer from America who has a net worth of $320 million dollars.
Jack turned pro in 1961 and is regarded as one of the world’s greatest professional golfers of all time.
During his career, Jack has accumulated 115 professional victories, including winning the PGA tour 73 times and the Champions Tour ten times.
His achievements led him to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
2. Phil Mickelson
Net Worth: $400 Million
Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who has a net worth of $400 million.
Born in California in 1976, 48-year-old Phil, had a successful start in his golfing career whilst playing in college.
He won three Haskins Awards for the most Outstanding College Golfer of the year in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
Since then, he has earned over $87 million dollars in tournament prizes, become the second-ranked golfer in all-time career tournament winnings, and had endorsement deals with KPMG, Titleist, Ford, Callaway and Rolex.
1. Tiger Woods
Net Worth: $800 Million
Taking the top spot amongst the richest golfers in the world is arguably the most famous golfer ever, Tiger Woods.
Tiger really needs no introduction, as he’s had one of the most impressive and successful careers in golfing history.
Since turning pro in 1996, Tiger has earned over $1.5 billion dollars, become the highest earning golfer ever, and for many years, was the highest earning celebrity in the world.
Some of his golfing achievements include, 81 PGA Tour wins, 41 European tour wins, and five Masters victories.
Tiger has been ranked No.1 for more consecutive weeks than any other player in the history of the sport
We hope you enjoyed our list of the richest golfers in the world.
Some impressive numbers going on there, don’t you think?!
These players have certainly earned their money that’s for sure. Golf requires a tremendous amount of practice and dedication to compete at the level these guys do!
Here’s a quick recap of the 25 richest golfers in the world:
- Tiger Woods – $800 Million
- Phil Mickelson – $400 Million
- Jack Nicklaus – $320 Million
- Greg Norman – $300 Million
- Gary Player – $250 Million
- Rory McIlroy – $130 Million
- Fred Couples – $120 Million
- Jordan Spieth – $100 Million
- Ernie Els – $85 Million
- Vijay Singh – $75 Million
- Sergio Garcia – $70 Million
- Ian Poulter – $60 Million
- Nick Faldo – $60 Million
- Davis Love – $50 Million
- Pete Dye – $50 Million
- Adam Scott – $40 Million
- Justin Rose – $40 Million
- David Toms – $35 Million
- Darren Clarke – $30 Million
- Henrik Stenson – $25 Million
- Zach Johnson – $25 Million
- Martin Kaymer – $22 Million
- Paul Casey – $21 Million
- Chad Campbell – $20 Million
- Francesco Molinari – $20 Million