Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Dirty Beckys Or Not, Tiger Woods Is Still The Highest Earning Golfer

- By Bossip Staff

What was probably the worst year of Tiger Woods‘ life still ended with a silver lining: he made more paper than all the cheating and gay golfers who DIDN’T get caught creepin’ last year!

According to Golf Digest, the sport’s second ranked player topped the list with $74.2 million. Most of them coming from endorsements and appearances with only $2.29 million generated from tournament purses.

Phil Mickelson comes in at second with $40.18 million, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman is third and fourth with $36 million and $30 million, respectively. Jack Nicklaus rounds out the top five with $25.17 million.

After his $10 million bonus for his victory at the PGA Tour’s season-long FedEx Cup last September, Jim Furyk is at number 6 with $23.58 million. Rounding out the top ten are Ernie Els, Gary Player, Lee Westwood, and Padraig Harrington.

The overall earnings compiled by Golf Digest was based through interviews with agents, players, company executives doing endorsements as well as industry analysts as well as the official money list of the leading professional tours.

Tiger Woods’ current earnings was a far cry from the $121.9 million he earned last year. However, his failed marriage and the sex scandal he was involved in resulted to the decrease in his earnings. Tiger spent most of the year trying to work on his marriage and replacing his swing for the fourth time in his career.

The recent scandals in his life caused him his sponsorship deals with AT & T and Accenture, amounting to $35 million worth of annual revenue. After becoming a professional in 1996, Woods ended his PGA Tour season without any title and lost his number one ranking to Britain’s Lee Westwood on November 1.

In August 2010, Tiger Woods hooked up with Canadian swing coach Sean Foley after competing in the PGA Championship. Since then, his swing steadily improved and is still the biggest crowd drawer in the sports.

Tiger Woods is still earning $72 million worth of sponsorship deals with Nike, Electronic Arts, Tag Heuer, Upper Deck, and TLC Vision Centers. However, razor company Gillette recently revealed that they would no longer renew their sponsorship deal with him.

That man lost almost $40 million and STILL made $30 million more than the second highest earner?

Somewhere an attention whore-of-a-hoodrat-mother is enrolling her son in a golf program.


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  • Just Sayin

    Nuff Said!

    • Sussie

      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      He’s still a helluva golfer! He’s gonna get paid plus make back what he had to give his ex! Don’t see why he gotta loose his doh cuz he got a taste for skanky beckys!

  • Entoon

    He’s still a helluva golfer! He’s gonna get paid plus make back what he had to give his ex! Don’t see why he gotta loose his doh cuz he got a taste for skanky beckys!

  • Vangogh

    SHhhhhhhhh………The angry people will come out again.

  • get em paid!

    Elin that means you get a serious increase in child support go becky go becky. His becky babies will inherent very very well!

  • chaka1

    Get it Tiger!

  • BarGolf

    Think about this, at one time he was earning over $100 million a year.

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