Golf is the sport of the rich and the famous and there is a lot of money as well as glamour associated with this game. This is the reason why many golfers have made millions from their professional careers.
Here are world’s 10 highest paid golf players in 2015:
10. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson makes it on number 10 in this list, with a total income of around $ 15 million, a far cry from the 37th slot here last year. The left handed golfing star has earned a great reputation for his smart game.
9. Adam Scott
The next name on the list of world’s 10 highest paid gold players in 2015 is that of Adam Scott, with a total earning of $ 15 million this season. His performance as well as great personality have made him a hot favorite among his fan following. He is a bit ahead from the previous entrant on the list, Bubba Watson.
8. Sergio Garcia
The eighth spot on this list is occupied by Sergio Garcia, with an on course and off course earning totaling up to $ 15 million this year. He is focusing on his golfing career right now rather than on earning money through sponsorship and brand endorsements.
7. Justin Rose
Justin Rose is the next player to earn a place on the list of world’s highest paid golf players in 2015, with the annual income of $ 18 million this year. He is also considered as one of the most marketable golfer in the world and gets huge credit for his humanitarian efforts.
6. Billy Horschel
With the whopping income of $ 18 million from his on course and off course ventures this year, Billy Horschel is the next name to make it on this list, just marginally ahead of Justin Rose. He has come a long way from the number 46 spot on this list last year and his hard work, dedication and resilience are the reasons why he is here today.
5. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, who is considered as the successor of Tiger Woods by many, is number 5 spot among the top 10 highest paid golf players in the world, with the annual earnings of $ 22 million this season. A major chunk of his annual income comes from the endorsement of some of the leading brands of the world.
4. Arnold Palmer
Featuring next on the list of world’s 10 highest paid golf players is Arnold Palmer, who has made a whopping sum of $ 40 million this year. The 85 year old legendary golfer has proved that age is no barrier when it comes to success and he continues to rule the golf world even after his retirement.
3. Rory Mcilroy
The young and good looking golfer, Rory Mcilroy makes it on number three in this list, with the on course and off course earning of nearly $ 49 million this year. Besides his golfing ability, the player has earned a great deal of money from brand endorsements, thanks to his charming personality.
2. Phil Mickelson
The next name in this list of highest paid golf players in 2015 is that of Phil Mickelson, with a total income of more than $ 50 million. He is one of the most well known players in the golfing circuits and has ruled the course for many years now.
1. Tiger Woods
The American golf player, Tiger Woods, has made it to the top of the list of world’s highest paid golf players, with the total earning of more than $ 55 million this season. The income comes from his tournament winnings as well as brand endorsements and sponsorships.
All these golf stars are cashing in on their popularity and making a lot of money in the form of brand endorsements, for which they are all highly sought after.