Top 10 Richest Golfers in the World

Golf is quite an interesting sport enjoyed by many. While some love watching the game, there are others who are passionate about playing golf. Their passion and ability as a skilled golfer have earned them a worldwide reputation. But that’s not all. Some professional golfers have garnered a fortune of wealth by playing golf and have their skills paid off. This article lists the top 10 richest golfers in the World 2023-2024 along with their net worth, nationality and other basic details.

1. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods needs no introduction when it comes to golfing and is the richest golfers in the world 2023. Woods had been dominant in the sports for very long now and is constantly regarded as the best. He is the winner of 15 professional major golf championships and 82 PGA Tour events.

  • Age: 46
  • Agency: Excel Sports Management
  • Beginning of pro career: 1995
  • World Golf Championships: 18

2. Phil Mickelson

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Phil Mickelson of the United States looks on during a press conference at The Centurion Club on June 08, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf/Getty Images)

Winner of six major championships, Phil Mickelson owns a net worth of around 400 million dollars and is among the world’s richest golfers 2023. Mickelson holds the record of being oldest major championship winner when he won the 2021 PGA Championship at the age of 50 years, 11 months, and 7 day.

  • Age: 52
  • Professional wins: 57
  • Years active: 1992-present
  • Titles: 3 Masters Titles (2004, 2006, 2010), 2 PGA Championships (2005, 2021) and 1 Open Championship (2013)

3. Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus is a former golf player regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time. Over a career spanning more than 2 decades, Nicklaus won 18 major championships creating and holding a world record for most championships. His golden career not only earned him a lot of fame but wealth as well.

  • Age: 82
  • Nickname: The Golden Bear
  • Major championships wins: 18
  • Total wins: 117

4. Greg Norman

Greg Norman makes fourth in this list of top 10 richest golfers in the world with a net worth of around 400 million dollars. He is known and applauded for his philanthropic activities and has established several charities and donated to several others. For his charitable work, he received the Golf Writers Association of America’s Bartlett Award in 2008.

  • Age: 67
  • Nicknames: The Great White Shark, The Shark
  • Total wins: 89
  • Current occupation: Chairman and CEO of Greg Norman Company

5. Gary Player

Gary Player is a retired golf player who is the only non-American to win all four major championships in a career, known as the career Grand Slam. Other than being an amazing golf player, Gary is also an excellent golf course architect and has worked on over 400 projects.

  • Age: 86
  • Nicknames: The Black Knight, Mr. Fitness
  • Professional wins: 160
  • Award: Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2021

6. Rory Mcilroy

Rory Mcilroy is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25, along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. in 2012, he also became  the youngest player ever to reach €10 million in career earnings on the European Tour. Rory spent a record 100 weeks on number one rank in the Official World Golf Ranking.

  • Age: 33
  • Years active: 2007-present
  • Nickname: Rors, Wee-Mac
  • Highest ranking: 1 (106 weeks)

7. Fred Couples

Fred Couples is a professional golf player from America known for his long, accurate driving ability off the tee. Couples has been playing golf since 1980 and has won some important tournaments over his career. He is no only one of the most successful but richest golf players of this generation.

  • Age: 62
  • Nickname: Boom Boom
  • Professional wins: 63
  • Major championships wins: 1

8. Jordan Spieth

At only the age of 29, Jordan Spieth has added his name to the list of successful golfers of all time. Ties with Tiger Woods, Jordan became the second youngest golfer to win the masters. Spieth turned professional in 2012 at just the age of 19 years and got his first major win in the 2015 Masters Tournament

  • Full name: Jordan Alexander Spieth
  • Age: 29
  • Highest ranking: 1 (26 weeks)
  • Awards: PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, PGA Player of the Year, Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Award, etc

9. Ernie Els

Known for his imposing physical stature and fluid golf swin, Ernie Els is a golfer from South Africa. He is among the six golfers to win both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship twice.Ernie runs a golf course design business and a charitable foundation that promotes golf among underprivileged youth in South Africa.

  • Full name: Theodore Ernest Els
  • Nickname: The Big Easy
  • Age: 52
  • Other professional: Golf course design and winemaking business

10. Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh is a Fijian golf player and the first golfer from South Asian descent to win a major championship. He is also inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. With a net worth of approx. 75 million dollars, Vijay Singh ranks among the world’s wealthiest golfers.

  • Age: 59
  • Nickname: The Big Fijian
  • Active years: 1992-present
  • Achievements: World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Award, European Tour Golfer of the Year, etc.

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