Jan 17th, 2016

Jordan Spieth now top earner in golf

Tiger looses No 1 spot for the first time in 13 years

Jordan Spieth now top earner in golfFor the first time in 13 years Tiger Woods was not the top earner in golf.

At $53 million in on-course winnings and off-the-course endorsements, Jordan Spieth was the top earner in 2015, according to estimates by Golf Digest.

Spieth earned more than $23 million on the course, as he won the Masters, the U.S. Open and the Tour Championship. And of course there was the small matter of the $10 million he trousered from the FedEx Cup bonus.

Golf Digest also estimates that Spieth made $30 million off the course. He signed a new 10-year deal with Under Armour, and has now just signed a deal with Coca Cola, which will give him a good head start for this year. His other major deals include AT&T, Titleist and Rolex.

Phil Mickelson came in at No. 2 with $52.3 million in total take despite not winning a tournament, and loosing $5,000 to 17-year old Ryan Ruffels in a bet. We think he can take that one on the chin.

Woods, who has been on top of the list since it was started in 2002, came in third with $48.5 million.

In fourth spot it’s Rory McIlroy with earnings of $46.9 million, whilst Arnold Palmer came in fifth with $40 million. That’s not bad for someone who turned 86 in 2015. He’s certainly keeping the wolf from the door.

Jordan Spieth now top earner in golfA big hand to Arnold Palmer. Still bringing home the bacon at 86.

Click here to read how Phil Mickelson lost $5,000 to 17-year old Ryan Ruffels.

Jordan Spieth now top earner in golf

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