Nov 22nd, 2017
Tiger Woods dethroned by Roger Federer
As highest prize money earner of all time
According to a report in Forbes.com, Tiger Woods is no longer the highest prize money-earning sportsman of all time.
Instead, that honour now goes to Switzerland's Roger Federer.
Federer's three-set victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev in his second group match at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London on Tuesday 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. But, unlike Federer, Tiger has not been picking up cheques since the Wyndham Championship way back in 2015.
Thirty-six-year old Federer has been on the ATP Tour since 1998, and in that time has won a staggering 95 individual tournaments, including 19 grand slam singles titles.
Tiger will be teeing it up at his own Hero World Challenge, which starts on November 30th.
There is no cut, and only an eighteen-player field. But Tiger will still have to come fourth if he is going to overhaul Federer and regain his place at the top of the prize money earner list, and we just can’t see that happening.