Friday, February 06, 2015

TIGER MADE $55million in 2014, ALMOST ALL OF IT 

Despite having his worst year on the course, Tiger Woods still made the most money in golf in 2014, according to the Golf Digest 50, an annual ranking of those making the most in the game.
Woods earned $55,110,775 in 2014, according to the magazine, with endorsements making up an astounding 98.8 percent of his take.
It's the least money Woods has earned in a single year since 2000, when the magazine says he made $49 million.
Woods, who has been at the top of the list for all 12 years it has been published, had three years -- from 2007 to 2009 -- where he made more than double what he made last year.

 He pulled in $121.9 million in 2009, but took a huge slide after his extramarital affairs were revealed late that year.
Woods, who Golf Digest says has earned $1.37 billion since going pro in 1996, has picked up his endorsement activity of late.
He signed a deal with motorcycle and scooter company Hero MotorCorp in December, which is worth at least $6 million annually and a deal with MusclePharm replaced a deal with a company called Fuse, which went bust and failed to generate the return for Tiger he hoped for. Last month, Woods signed a deal with Sol Republic headphones.
Woods, since returning from back surgery has only finished one of the six US PGA Tour tournaments he has entered. He has withdrawn twice, including during the first round of the  Farmers Insurance Open yesterday, and missed the cut three times.
Not making money on the course could put his No. 1 spot in jeopardy for 2015. 

Phil Mickelson takes the second spot with $50,738,019 in total earnings and Rory McIlroy, boosted by a huge Nike deal and $14.1 million in on course earnings, totalled $49.1 million in 2014, according to the magazine.
Eighty-five-year-old Arnold Palmer and 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus continued to bring in big money. The two placed three and four on the list with $40 million and $22 million respectively.
Rounding out the top 10 were FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel ($18.2 million), Justin Rose ($18.2 million), Sergio Garcia ($15.8 million), Adam Scott ($15.2 million) and Bubba Watson ($15.1 million).



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