Woods, McIlroy, Mickelson, Spieth: Net worth of the top 10 richest golfers of all time

Top 10 Richest Golfers of all Time

Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Rory McIlroy have been some of the biggest names in golf for years, putting on a show every time they took on 18 holes, but who is the wealthiest golfer of all time?

They have all made hundreds of millions of pounds from the sport of golf, whether that be in prize money or endorsement deals aided by the platform the game gives them.

Deemples.com have compiled a list of the top 10 richest golf stars of all time, with their 2022 net worth the figure to go off.

10. Ernie Els – 2022 net worth: $85 million

MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 23: Ernie Els of South Africa poses with the trophy after winning the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried on a score of -18 under par on June 23, 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ernie Els kicks off our list with a net worth most would be envious of. He won 19 PGA Tour titles along with 28 European Tour wins.

The Hall of Famer has used his money to set up a golf course design business as well as founding a charity to help support golf among underprivileged children in his home country, South Africa.

9. Jordan Spieth – 2022 net worth: $115 million

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 03: Jordan Spieth of the United States looks on from the sixth green during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club on February 03, 2022 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

The three-time major winner has made plenty of money through his endorsement deals as well as the prize money he earned.

Deals with Wheaties, Coca Cola and luxury watch company Rolex have helped see Jordan Spieth rack up the millions.

8. Fred Couples – 2022 net worth: $125 million

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 06: Fred Couples of the United States gestures to the gallery from the 18th green after finishing the second round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The former world number one makes the list after accumulating an impressive net worth of $125 million.

He was certainly a top golfer, competing on both the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Championships, Couples racked up a remarkable 64 titles.

7. Rory McIlroy – 2022 net worth: $220 million

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Rory McIlroy has enjoyed a stellar career

One of the best golfers of his generation, Rory McIlroy has 13 PGA Tour wins and 13 on the European tour to add to his collection of four major crowns.

The Northern Irishman’s sponsorships and endorsements are huge. He has a deal with Nike that earns him $10 million – $20 million per year and he replaced Tiger Woods as the cover star for EA Sports’ PGA Tour video game.

6. Gary Player – 2022 net worth: $255 million

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Gary Player

Gary Player won nine major championships on the regular tour and nine major championship tours during his career.

He too has a golf course design company along with his real estate business. He has set up a foundation in his name which promotes education in underprivileged areas around the world.

5. Jack Nicklaus – 2022 net worth: $320 million

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Jack Nicklaus

‘The Golden Bear’ has 18 major titles to his name and 73 PGA Tour wins. He has been named PGA player of the year on five occasions and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.

On top of his success with a club in hand, he is also the founder and host of the Memorial Tournament.

4. Phil Mickelson – 2022 net worth: $400 million

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Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest major winner in history after PGA Championship success

Phil Mickelson is a golfing hall of famer and former world number two. He just misses out on a podium place in this list, coming in at fourth.

He’ll have to fall back on his $400 million to console him after not getting a medal, or he could just buy one!

3. Greg Norman – 2022 net worth: $500 million

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Greg Norman

Greg Norman was a prolific golfer, winning 91 international tournaments in his career, including 20 PGA Tours and two majors.

Since then, he has become a successful businessman with his golf course design company, clothing line and he also entered the wine market. He did all this under the umbrella of his company, Great White Shark Enterprises.

2. Arnold Palmer – 2022 net worth: $700 million

Arnold Palmer (left) and Jack Nicklaus (right)
Arnold Palmer (left) and Jack Nicklaus (right)

Although sadly no longer with us, Arnold Palmer’s net worth has been estimated with Arnold Palmer Enterprises that looks after everything to do with the great man, such as licensing, endorsements and commercial partnerships to name a few.

He was truly one of the greats and the type of athlete all golfers should aspire to be. He won several PGA Tours on top of his four triumphs at the Masters.

1. Tiger Woods – 2022 net worth: $800 million

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Tiger Woods got the job done in last year’s tournament

No prizes for guessing Tiger Woods was going to come in at top spot on this list. The controversial character has won 80 PGA Tours and 14 majors.

Adding all that prize money to his endorsements leads us to a scary number! He makes up 20% of his wealth from these deals and his sponsorships.

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