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Golf`s Rich List 2015


As we are often reminded ‘these guys are good’. They are also rich, stinking rich.

Every year Golf Digest put together a list of the game’s biggest earners and every year the rest of us scratch our heads and feel slightly nauseous at the figures that are talked about.

This year, for the first time in 13 years, Tiger Woods has been knocked off the top spot by Jordan Spieth. Woods is down to number three though his on-course earnings of $551,098 (not bad for such a poor year) were boosted by $48m off it.

Three of the top 10 – Player, Nicklaus and Palmer ­– have a combined age of 241.

And three women, Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis, all feature though there was no place for Michelle Wie or the second best player in the world Inbee Park.

Spieth earned more than $23m on the course and approximately $30m off it. He has a 10-year deal with Under Armour which includes equity in the company and his other big sponsorship are AT&T, Titleist and Rolex.

Phil Mickelson sits in second spot despite not winning a tournament in 2015.

How the numbers are measured

On-course earnings include all Tours and unofficial money won in non-Tour events

Off-course earnings includes estimates of all money earned from endorsements, bonuses, appearance fees, corporate outings, speaking engagements, licensing fees (video games, trading cards, etc.), course architecture, books, instructional videos and businesses that capitalize on a person's status as a player.The real interesting thing here is to see...shall we say older players such as Nick Faldo,Greg Norman,Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer who dont ply their trade as much if any on the tournament side but have created great businesses and names off the course.

Figures were compiled through interviews with agents, players and industry experts.

Here is the List.

50) PAULA CREAMER

ON COURSE: $363,485 OFF COURSE: $4,750,000 TOTAL: $5,113,485

49) PADRAIG HARRINGTON

ON COURSE: $1,491,667 OFF COURSE: $3,750,000 TOTAL: $5,241,667

48) SANGMOON BAE

ON COURSE: $2,794,632 OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 TOTAL: $5,294,632

47) LYDIA KO

ON COURSE: $3,800,802 OFF COURSE: $1,500,000 TOTAL: $5,300,802

46) DANNY LEE

ON COURSE: $4,515,933 OFF COURSE: $850,000 TOTAL: $5,365,933

45) BILL HAAS

ON COURSE: $3,309,024 OFF COURSE: $2,250,000 TOTAL: $5,559,024

44) IAN POULTER

ON COURSE: $2,154,348 OFF COURSE: $3,500,000 TOTAL: $5,654,348

43) PAUL CASEY

ON COURSE: $3,768,311 OFF COURSE: $2,000,000 TOTAL: $5,768,311

42) STACY LEWIS

ON COURSE: $1,893,423 OFF COURSE: $4,000,000 TOTAL: $5,893,423

41) HUNTER MAHAN

ON COURSE: $2,167,579 OFF COURSE: $3,750,000 TOTAL: $5,917,579

40) KEEGAN BRADLEY

ON COURSE: $2,167,579 OFF COURSE: $3,750,000 TOTAL: $5,917,579

39) GRAEME MCDOWELL

ON COURSE: $1,188,463 OFF COURSE: $4,750,000 TOTAL: $5,938,463

38) LUKE DONALD

ON COURSE: $1,994,152 OFF COURSE: $4,000,000 TOTAL: $5,994,152

37) CHARLEY HOFFMAN

ON COURSE: $4,546,129 OFF COURSE: $1,500,000 TOTAL: $6,046,129

36) PATRICK REED

ON COURSE: $4,321,960 OFF COURSE: $1,750,000 TOTAL: $6,071,960

35) J.B. HOLMES

ON COURSE: $4,369,930 OFF COURSE: $1,750,000 TOTAL: $6,119,930

34) RYO ISHIKAWA

ON COURSE: $1,134,487 OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 TOTAL: $6,134,487

33) MIGUEL A. JIMENEZ

ON COURSE: $1,830,883 OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 TOTAL: $6,330,883

32) LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN

ON COURSE: $4,110,531 OFF COURSE: $2,250,000 TOTAL: $6,360,531

31) MARTIN KAYMER

ON COURSE: $2,430,945 OFF COURSE: $4,000,000 TOTAL: $6,430,945

30) LEE WESTWOOD

ON COURSE: $1,421,011 OFF COURSE: $5,750,000 TOTAL: $7,171,011

29) FRED COUPLES

ON COURSE: $729,991 OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 TOTAL: $7,229,991

28) BRANDT SNEDEKER

ON COURSE: $3,985,556 OFF COURSE: $3,500,000 TOTAL: $7,485,556

27) DAVIS LOVE III

ON COURSE: $5,035,850 OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 TOTAL: $7,535,850

26) JIMMY WALKER

ON COURSE: $5,035,850 OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 TOTAL: $7,535,850

25) NICK FALDO

ON COURSE: $47,275 OFF COURSE: $7,500,000 TOTAL: $7,547,275

24) TOM WATSON

ON COURSE: $408,751 OFF COURSE: $7,500,000 TOTAL: $7,908,751

23) ERNIE ELS

ON COURSE: $521,154 OFF COURSE: $8,000,000 TOTAL: $8,521,154

22) HIDEKI MATSUYAMA

ON COURSE: $4,121,146 OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 TOTAL: $9,121,146

21) COLIN MONTGOMERIE

ON COURSE: $2,666,177 OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 TOTAL: $9,166,177

20) MATT KUCHAR

PREVIOUS RANK: 14 ON COURSE: $3,810,304 OFF COURSE: $5,500,000 TOTAL: $9,310,304

19) BERNHARD LANGER

ON COURSE: $3,562,370 OFF COURSE: $5,750,000 TOTAL: $9,312,370

18) ADAM SCOTT

ON COURSE: $1,494,529 OFF COURSE: $8,000,000 TOTAL: $9,494,529

17) JIM FURYK

ON COURSE: $4,112,664 OFF COURSE: $5,750,000 TOTAL: $9,862,664

16) SERGIO GARCIA

ON COURSE: $2,917,143 OFF COURSE: $7,500,000 TOTAL: $10,417,143

15) ZACH JOHNSON

ON COURSE: $5,728,154 OFF COURSE: $5,500,000 TOTAL: $11,228,154

14) GREG NORMAN

ON COURSE: — OFF COURSE: $12,000,000

TOTAL: $12,000,000

13) DUSTIN JOHNSON

ON COURSE: $6,209,467 OFF COURSE: $6,000,000 TOTAL: $12,209,467

12) HENRIK STENSON

ON COURSE: $8,513,827 OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 TOTAL: $13,513,827

11) BUBBA WATSON

ON COURSE: $8,289,297 OFF COURSE: $6,000,000 TOTAL: $14,289,297

10) GARY PLAYER

ON COURSE: — OFF COURSE: $15,000,000

TOTAL: $15,000,000

9) JUSTIN ROSE

ON COURSE: $7,119,762 OFF COURSE: $8,000,000 TOTAL: $15,119,762

8) RICKIE FOWLER

ON COURSE: $8,254,416 OFF COURSE: $9,000,000 TOTAL: $17,254,416

7) JASON DAY

ON COURSE: $11,938,330 OFF COURSE: $7,500,000 TOTAL: $19,438,330

6) JACK NICKLAUS

ON COURSE: $41,500 OFF COURSE: $22,000,000 TOTAL: $22,041,500

5) ARNOLD PALMER

ON COURSE: — OFF COURSE: $40,000,000

TOTAL: $40,000,000

4) RORY McILROY

ON COURSE: $9,468,190 OFF COURSE: $37,500,000 TOTAL: $46,968,190

3) TIGER WOODS

ON COURSE: $551,098 OFF COURSE: $48,000,000 TOTAL: $48,551,098

2) PHIL MICKELSON

ON COURSE: $2,301,730 OFF COURSE: $50,000,000 TOTAL: $52,301,730

1) JORDAN SPIETH

ON COURSE: $23,030,465 OFF COURSE: $30,000,000 TOTAL: $53,030,465

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