Dec 2nd, 2017
What has Tiger Woods being earning?
On and off the course in 2017
According to Forbes’ 2017 list of the highest paid athletes in the world, Tiger Woods has made an estimated £27.5 million since their last listing in 2016.
He hasn’t played much since the 2016 list, and even then he had only made 18 starts since the beginning of 2014. And this has meant that his ranking has dipped from 14th to 17th.
According to Forbes his net worth was broken down as only £80,000 in ‘salary’ and winnings, but and he got the wheelbarrow out with £27.4million from sponsorship deals and endorsements.
He has signed deals with TaylorMade, Bridgestone and Monster Energy over the past 12 months, and already has endorsements from Hero MotoCorp, Kowa, Full Swing and Upper Deck. And let's not forget the 10-year deal he signed with Nike back in 2012, which was worth a reputed $200 million.
Forbes has also calculated that Woods has earned an amazing £1.04billion over his career, but with just 10 per cent of this coming from actual prize money.
His wealth took a bit of a hit when he divorced Elin Nordegren back in 2010, but despite rumours that he was going to be hit for $750 million, the actual final settlement was closer to $100,000.
Tiger is also on course for a very decent pay day this weekend at the Hero Challenge. He is currently in fifth place, and that would bring in $150,000, which would not be quite enough to reclaim his title of the highest prize money earner in sport from Roger Federer. He would need to finish 4th or higher to do that.
Federer's three-set victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London in November took his total prize money to $110,235,682.
Tiger has earned $110,061,012 in prize money throughout his career, so there’s not a lot in it. And now Tiger has his foot back in the door once again.