The highest earners in golf history

Professional golfers can have careers that are highly lucrative.  

Their careers can last well into their 40s and 50s and there are events nearly year-round with tours all over the world. That means lots of opportunities to take home a paycheck.

Below, we take a look at the 30 highest-paid golfers of all time. While the list is skewed towards recent players, there is good mix of both current and previous generations, as well as both PGA Tour and European Tour greats.

Career earnings and wins include both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

1 Tiger Woods $111,878,724
2 Phil Mickelson $87,517,908
3 Vijay Singh $70,936,468
4 Jim Furyk $68,080,223
5 Dustin Johnson $53,363,689
6 Ernie Els $49,016,137
7 Sergio Garcia $47,974,884
8 Adam Scott $47,803,964
9 Justin Rose $46,005,185
10 Davis Love III $44,627,076
11 Zach Johnson $44,023,182
12 Steve Stricker $43,915,063
13 Matt Kuchar $43,312,877
14 Jason Day $42,392,440
15 David Toms $41,840,270

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16 Bubba Watson $41,649,149
17 Rory McIlroy $39,173,240
18 Jordan Spieth $37,304,930
19 Stewart Cink $36,684,053
20 Luke Donald $35,944,517
21 Charles Howell III $35,486,126
22 Justin Leonard $33,884,793
23 Rickie Fowler $33,116,418
24 Brandt Snedeker $33,018,280
25 K.J. Choi $32,314,886
26 Kenny Perry $32,123,130
27 Retief Goosen $31,286,888
28 Rory Sabbatini $31,198,690
29 Geoff Ogilvy $30,453,426
30 Hunter Mahan $30,271,103

Do you think anyone will ever overtake woods on the all-time earnings list? My money (excuse the pun) would be on Jordan Spieth if it had to be someone but it’s definitely a tough ask.

Who wouldn’t want to be a golfer earning this kind of money eh?

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