Woods, McIlroy, Poulter, Garcia: Net worth of the 25 richest golfers ahead of Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup is back after three years and the world's best golfers will be participating in the 43rd edition of the competition this weekend.

Golf is among the most lucrative sports on the planet and athletes can make really good money by making it as a professional.

Over the decades, we've seen several golfers make their mark in the sport and leave behind legacies that have been matched by very few.

Apart from being hugely successful, the sport has also made these individuals extremely wealthy.

So, let's take a look at the 25 richest golfers in the world according to wealthygorilla.com

25. Francesco Molinari; Net Worth- $20 Million

24.  Chad Campbell; Net Worth: $20 Million

23. Paul Casey; Net Worth: $21 Million

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22. Martin Kaymer; Net Worth: $22 Million

21. Zach Johnson; Net Worth: $25 Million

20. Henrik Stenson; Net Worth: $25 Million

19. Darren Clarke; Net Worth: $30 Million

18. David Toms; Net Worth: $35 Million

17. Justin Rose; Net Worth: $40 Million

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16. Adam Scott; Net Worth: $40 Million

15. Pete Dye; Net Worth: $50 Million

14. Davis Love; Net Worth: $50 Million

13. Nick Faldo; Net Worth: $60 Million

12. Ian Poulter; Net Worth: $60 Million

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11. Sergio Garcia; Net Worth: $70 Million

10. Vijay Singh; Net Worth: $75 Million

9. Ernie Els; Net Worth: $85 Million

8. Jordan Spieth; Net Worth: $100 Million

7. Fred Couples; Net Worth: $120 Million

6. Rory McIlroy; Net Worth: $130 Million

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5. Gary Player; Net Worth: $250 Million

4. Greg Norman; Net Worth: $300 Million

3. Jack Nicklaus; Net Worth: $320 Million

2. Phil Mickelson; Net Worth: $400 Million

1.Tiger Woods; Net Worth: $800 Million

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Well, it's no surprise that the greatest golfer of all time Tiger Woods tops the list given what he has achieved in the sport.

The likes of Mickelson, Norman and Nicklaus and Player make up the Top 5 and it's hard to argue with it given their popularity and success.

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However, there's a very good chance we could see Rory McIlroy higher up in the list in the coming years, maybe not No.1 but not too far from it.

The likes of Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm have bright careers ahead and they could also make the Top 25 in the forthcoming years.

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