The World’s Richest Golfers
Vijay Singh is a professional golfer from Fiji. His estimated net worth is around $75 million. In 1982 he became a professional golfer and won his first tournament in 1984, the Malaysian PGA. Between 2004 and 2005 Singh was ranked number 1 in the world. His main victories include The Masters in 2000, the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004. In 2005 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Theodore ‘Ernie’ Els
Theodore Els became the world’s number one golfer in 2013 where he remained for 188 weeks. In 1991 Els won the Sunshine Tour and was top of the European Tour Order of Merit in 2003 and 2004. Other victories include the US Open in 1994 and 1997 and The Open Championship in 2002 and 2012. Not only does he design golf courses but he also runs a winemaking business. He is worth around $85 million.
Rory Mcilroy is worth about $110 million and is from Northern Ireland. Mcilroy has followed in the footsteps of his father Gerry who was also a golfer. In 2007 Mcilroy turned professional was number one for 95 weeks. Major golf tournaments that he has won include The US Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and in 2014 the PGA Championship and the Open Championship.
Frederick Couples is worth around $250 million and became professional in 1980. His major victories include the Masters Tournament in 1992, Players Championship in 1984 and 1996. In 2013 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In won the Senior Players Championship in 2011 and Senior British Open Championship in 2012 but has since retired, and possibly spends his days checking the AFL Premiership odds or reminiscing about his illustrious career.
Gary Player is a South African born golfer. In 1974 Player was inducted into the Hall of Fame and is the only non-American golfer to have won grand slam titles. His estimated worth is around $250 million. Player has also won 73 Sunshine Tour titles and 24 PGA Tour titles.
Australian golfer, Gregory Norman is worth about $300 million and was number one for 331 weeks during the 1980s and 1990s. He has won the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993 as well as 20 PGA Tours. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001 and major victories include US, French, Europe and Australian Open.
Jack Nicklaus is considered as the best professional golfer of all time. He is worth about $320 million and has won 18 major championships plus 73 PGA Tour championships. He turned professional in 1962 and retired in 2005.
Phil Mickelson is a popular American golfer and is worth $400 million. In 2012 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and has won 42 PGA Tours and 9 European tours. He is one of a few golfers who stayed in the top 10 for 700 weeks.
His estimated wealth is $750 million and is one of the best golfers in the world and has been at number one in 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2011. His wins include 79 PGA Tours, which does include 14 majors.