Top 25 Richest Golfers in the World

Golf is known as the fourth richest sport on the planet. From its early days to modern times, it is regarded as one of the most expensive sports to get involved in.

There are plenty of golfers who have earned extensive amounts throughout their illustrious golf careers.

Also, the opportunities for paid promotions and massive endorsement deals add another large chunk of money to their bank accounts.

Richest Golfers in the World
Who are the richest golfers in the world?

Today, we will take you through the 25 richest golfers in the world, according to the net worth source online.

Do any of your favorite golfer make it onto the list? How many millions exactly does it take to become one of the richest golfers around? Find all the answers below.

Top 25 Richest Golfers in the World

The information related to this article is collected from websites like Celebrity net worth, Forbes, and Wealthy Gorilla.

Likewise, in the list, both active and retired golf players are listed. 

25. Paul Casey 

Paul Alexander Casey is an English golfer who turned professional in 2000. He plays for the US-based PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Notably, he was also ranked third in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2009. As of now, the estimated net worth of Paul Casey is $21 million.

Paul Casey
Paul Casey

Likewise, Paul has amassed £18 million in prize money to date. Some of his sponsor brands include Rolex, Titleist, Porsche, and Nike.

24. Martin Kaymer 

Martin Kaymer is a German golfer who made his professional debut in 2005. Kaymer has grounded himself as one of the biggest names in the sport.

Notably, he was also ranked the world’s No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking for eight weeks in 2011.

As of 2021, Martik Kaymer is the 24th richest golfer globally, with a net worth of $22 Million

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23. Zach Johnson

The professional American golfer Zachary Harris Johnson has made 12 victories on the PGA Tour. 

Notably, he has also won two major championships, the 2007 Masters Championship and the 2015 Open Championship

Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson

He made his professional debut in 1998. As of 2021, Zach Johnson’s net worth is valued at $25 million, putting him in the 23rd spot.

22. Henrik Stenson 

Henrik Stenson is a Swedish golfer who plays on the PGA and European Tours. He has been playing professionally since 1998.

Moreover, Henrik has won 21 professional tournaments, including 6 PGA Tours, 11 European Tours, 2 Sunshine Tour, 3 Challenge Tour, and 2 other wins.

Likewise, Stenson has spent over 300 weeks ranking in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking.

As of 2021, Henrik Stenson has a net worth of $25 million, making him the 22nd richest golfer globally.

21. Darren Clarke

As a professional golfer from Northern Ireland, Darren Clarke has been playing professionally since 1990 and is still a regular at tournaments.

Clarke currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions. Previously, he has also played on the European Tour and PGA Tour.

Moreover, Darren Clarke currently enjoys a net worth of $30 million, a fortune amassed from over 23 tournament victories and other ventures.

20. David Toms

David Wayne Toms currently plays on the PGA Champions Tour. He is a professional American golfer who turned professional in 1989.

Moreover, David’s first PGA Tour victory was in 1997, and since then, he has gone on to win 13 titles on the Tour.

Notably, he was also awarded the Payne Stewart Award in 2011 for his dedicated behavior both on and off the course.

Toms has a hefty net worth of $35 million, placing him in 20th place on the richest golfers list. 

19. Justin Rose

Justin Peter Rose is a professional English golfer who mostly plays on the PGA Tour. Rose won his first major championship in 2013 at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

Notably, he was also ranked as the world’s No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2018. Moreover, Rose has won 24 professional tournaments to date.

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

He is currently the 19th richest golfer globally with a wealth accumulation of $40 Million.

Besides, he also earns a considerable amount of money from endorsement and sponsorships. He has signed endorsement deals with companies like Honma and Slync.

18. Adam Scott

Adam Derek Scott became a golf phenomenon after his professional debut in 2000. He is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour.

Moreover, Scott has won 31 professional tournaments around the world. Likewise, he was also ranked as the World No. 1 golfer in 2014.

Scott has earned over $50 million throughout his golf career, putting him 18th on the list of all-time richest golfers.

17. Dustin Johnson 

Dustin Johnson is known as one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour. He is an American golfer who made his professional debut in 2007. 

He has won 24 PGA Tournaments, 9 European Tours, 2 Major Championships, and 6 World Golf championships over the course of his illustrious golf career.

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson

Dustin currently enjoys a net worth that is currently pegged at $50 million. He has made this around from his championship winnings and endorsements.

16. Pete Dye

Paul Dye Jr., known as Pete Dye, was a professional American golfer and golf course designer. He has a net worth of $50 million.

Throughout his career, Pete has designed and co-designed numerous golf courses.

Notably, he was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008 for his dedication and contribution to the sport.

15. Davis Love 

Davis Milton Love III shortly Davis Love has won several golf tournaments across the globe.

The former World’s No. 1 has won 21 PGA Tour, 1 Japan Golf Tour, and 15 other wins in his golf career.

He had also captained the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2012. Notably, Davis was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.

Moreover, Davis Love has earned over $50 million throughout his golf career, putting him 15th on the list of all-time richest golfers.

14. Nick Faldo 

Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, shortly, Nick Faldo is a professional golfer and golf analyst from England. Nick is a renowned player known for his dedication to the game.

Notably, he was ranked as the World No. 1 golfer on the  Official World Golf Ranking for over 90 weeks.

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo

Moreover, he has also served as a television commentator for major golf championships. He currently enjoys a staggering net worth estimated at $60 Million.

13. Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter is one of the most famous golfers of all time. He is an American golfer who plays for the world’s top two professional golf tours, the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Poulter has won 3 PGA Tournaments and 13 European Tournaments. He has previously been ranked as World No. 5 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Ian currently enjoys a net worth that is currently pegged at $50 million. Besides, endorsements and sponsorships have also contributed heavily to Spieth’s wealth.

He has endorsement deals with different companies and brands like Oakley, Fathead, Omaha, Nikon, MasterCard, IJP Design, Audemars Pigu, EA Sports, and many more.

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12. Sergio Garcia

Sergio García Fernández shortly Sergio Garcia is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Garcia has been playing professionally since 1999 and is still a regular at the tournaments.

He has won 11 PGA Tournaments, 16 European Tours, 6 Asian Tours, 1 Japan Golf Tour,  1 major championship, and 5 other wins over the course of his golf career.

Notably, he has also received Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award in 2008. As of 2021, Garcia has an estimated net worth of $70 million.

11.Vijay Singh

Vijan Singh, also known as the “The Big Fijian,” is a professional golfer from Fijian. He has been playing professionally since 1984.

The talented golfer won 34 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times on the European Tour. Moreover, Singh was also elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.

Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh

He has earned over $75 million throughout his golf career, putting him 11th on the list of all-time richest golfers.

10. Ernie Els

Dubbed “The Big Easy,” Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer. He is famous for his imposing physical stature and fluid golf swing.

Els has been playing professionally since 1989. So far, he has accumulated 68 wins along with 19 PGA Tournaments victories.

From his successful golf career, Ernie Els has earned over $130 million. Besides, he also has endorsement deals with many large companies, including Boeing, Puma, and Srixon.

9. Jordan Spieth

Jordan Speith is a professional American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. The golfer has successfully established himself as one of the talented golfers. 

He is one of the youngest golfers to make it on the list of richest golfers. Moreover, he is a three-time major championship winner and the 2015 FedEx Cup champion.

Jordan Speith has earned over $100 million from his illustrious golf career, putting him 9th on the list of all-time richest golfers.

Besides, Jordan is also benefited from endorsement deals with several brands, like Titleist, Rolex, AT&T, NetJets, and Under Armour.

8. Fred Couples

Frederick Steven Couples is one of the most famous golfers of all time. He is a professional American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour Champions and the PGA Tour.

Notably, Fred has won Byron Nelson Award three times in his career for his incredible golf skills. Likewise, Couples was also was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

Fred Couples
Fred Couples

As of 2021, Fred has a net worth of $120 million, mostly earned from his tournament’s winnings and titles.

Besides, he also earns a considerable amount from endorsement deals with companies like Jaguar, Mitsubishi Electric, Ashworth, and many more.

7. Rory Mcilroy

Rory McIlroy MBE shortly Rory Mcilroy is known as one of the superstars of the golfing world. He is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland.

He plays for the European and PGA Tours. Moreover, he is also a four-time major championship winner.

In 2012, Rory became the youngest player to amass $10 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

As of 2021, he has a net worth of $130 million. Likewise, he is also equally benefited from endorsement deals and sponsorships. In 2019 he earned $30 million from endorsement deals alone.

Likewise, Rory has signed deals with top brands like Nike, Omega, Bose, TaylorMade, EA Sports, and many more.

6. Gary Player

Gary Player DMS, also known as “The Black Knight” and “Mr. Fitness,” is widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever.

He is a retired professional golfer from South Africa. Gary accumulated 160 Tournaments victories during his career, 9 major championship wins, and 9 senior championship wins.

Gary Player
Gary Player

Notably, Player is also the winner of the 2012 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award. Gary has a net worth of $250 million. He is the 6th richest golfer in the world.

5. Greg Norman

Greg Norman has established himself as a golf legend. He is a retired golfer and entrepreneur from Australia.

He has achieved massive success throughout his golfing career. Norman has won 89 professional tournaments, including two majors championships and 20 PGA Tour tournaments.

Moreover, he had also been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

As of 2021, Greg Norman has a net worth of $300 Million, making him the 5th richest golfer globally.

4. Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus, aka “The Golden Bear,” is a retired American golfer. He made his professional debut in 1961.

Moreover, Nicklaus has won 117 professional golf tournaments in his career, including 73 PGA Tour titles. He is also the winner of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition, he has also received the Bob Jones Award, Payne Stewart Award, Congressional Gold Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jack has earned millions from golf. As of 2021, Jack Nicklaus has a net worth of $400 Million, making him the 4th richest golfer in the world.

3. Phi Mickelson

Phi Mickelson, also Known as “Lefty,” is famed as one of the most successful golfers of current times. He made his professional debut in 1992.

Notably, Phi is one of 17 players in golf history to win at least three of the four majors championship.

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson

Moreover, he has also won 44 times on the PGA Tour and 10 times on the European Tour. As of 2021, Phi Mickelson has a net worth of $400 million.

Besides, he also has lucrative deals with famous brands like KPMG, Callaway, Workday, Mizzen and Main, Rolex, Amstel Light, VisaJet, Intrepid, Melin, and Grayhawk Golf Club.

2. Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer who is known as one of the most charismatic players in golf’s history made his professional debut in 1954.

In the course of his golf career, Palmer won 95 professional golf tournaments, including 62 PGA Tour win and 7 major championships.

Notably, Arnold also won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998

arnold palmer
Arnold Palmer

As of 2021, Arnold Palmer’s net worth is $700 million making him the 2nd richest golfer in the world. 

1. Tiger Woods

There’s no surprise to see Tiger Woods racking up the number 1 spot as he is one of golf’s all-time great players.

As one of the famous athletes in the world, Tiger made his professional debut in 1996, and since then, he has held numerous golf records.

The talented golfer has won 82 PGA Tours, 41 European Tours, 3 Japan Golf Tours, and 15 major championships.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Moreover, he has also been the No. 1 player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and the greatest total number of weeks than any other player in golf history.

The estimated net worth of the richest golfer, Tiger Woods, is $800 million.

Summary

The above list sums up the list of the top 25 richest golfers in the world. The golfer with the highest net worth comes first on the list.

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Arnold Palmer
  3. Phi Mickelson
  4. Jack Nicklaus
  5. Greg Norman
  6. Gary Player
  7. Rory Mcilroy
  8. Fred Couples
  9. Jordan Spieth
  10. Ernie Els
  11. Vijay Singh
  12. Sergio Garcia 
  13. Ian Poulter 
  14. Nick Faldo 
  15. Davis Love 
  16. Pete Dye 
  17. Dustin Johnson
  18. Adam Scott 
  19. Justin Rose 
  20. David Toms 
  21. Darren Clarke 
  22. Henrik Stenson 
  23. Zach Johnson 
  24. Martin Kaymer 
  25. Paul Casey 

Make sure to comment down your opinion about the list of the top 25 richest golfers in the world. And who is your favorite of them all. 

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