Hey folks, so you might be interested in Golfs, as mostly people think about what type of sport is this actually ? Means what players have to do in this game and finally what they get for playing this game. So here’s a answer to your question. So a golf is a game in which the player has to hit a ball in a series of holes in minimal no. of shots/hits. This is one of the games which produce highest revenues among many sports as Soccer/Football, Tennis, Cricket, WWE, etc. So today I’m gonna show you the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers in the World as per the Forbes ranking in 2016. So let’s take a look at the players…
So let’s start of with #10 player among the Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers…
#10 : Adam Scott : (Annual earnings : $11.9 Millions)
Adam Scott or Scotty was the World No. 1 ranked golfer, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 29 professional tournaments around the world. Scott achieved his best finish at a major championship when he finished in a tie for second place at the 2011 Masters Tournament alongside compatriot Jason Day, two strokes behind the winner Charl Schwartzel. Scott had held the sole lead of the tournament. According to Forbes, his annual earnings is about $11.9 Millions. Scott won the Australian Boys’ Amateur in 1997 and 1998. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $11.9 Millions.
#9 : Matt Kuchar : (Annual earnings : $12.5 Millions)
Matt Kuchar or Kuch plays on the PGA Tour and formerly the Nationwide Tour. He has won seven times on the PGA Tour. plays on the PGA Tour and formerly the Nationwide Tour. He has won seven times on the PGA Tour. Kuchar won The Players Championship in 2012, the flagship event of the PGA Tour.In February 2013, Kuchar won his first World Golf Championship event in the final of the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship. Kuch’s Amateur wins include the 1997 Terra Cotta Invitational, U.S. Amateur. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $12.5 Millions.
#8 : Lee Westwood : (Annual earnings : $12.8 Millions)
Lee Westwood or westy is one of the few golfers who has won tournaments on five continents. his victories also include the victories on the European Tour and the PGA Tour.He has represented Europe for the last eight Ryder Cups. In October 2010, Westwood became the World number one golfer, ending the reign of Tiger Woods, and becoming the first British golfer to hold that position. In 1996, Westwood won his first professional tournament, the Volvo Scandinavian Masters, closely followed by the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters in Japan. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $12.8 Millions.
#7 : Bill Haas : (Annual earnings : $16.1 Millions)
Haas earned his first appearance in the Masters Tournament, where he finished in a tie for 26th. In the fall he won his second PGA Tour title of 2010 and of his career, in October at the Viking Classic, winning by three strokes over Michael Allen. He is a american by nation and plays at the PGA Golf Tour and has also appeared all over the world. He finished runner-up at the McGladrey Classic to Heath Slocum by one stroke in one of his major tournaments. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $16.1 Millions.
#6 : Sergio Garcia : (Annual earnings : $16.2 Millions)
Sergio Garcia is a Golfer hailing from Spain. With this win in the Club de Campo del Mediterráneo in Castellón, he rose to a career high of third in the Official World Golf Rankings. He dedicated the victory to compatriot Seve Ballesteros, who was recovering from multiple operations from the brain tumor that would ultimately claim Ballesteros’ life. He won the 2008 HSBC Champions, the opening event on the 2009 European Tour season on 9 November 2008 in a playoff over Oliver Wilson. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $16.2 Millions.
#5 : Rory McIlroy : (Annual earnings : $16.4 Millions)
Rory McIlroy finished fifth at the BMW PGA Championship and 12th at the European Open. McIlroy played in his second major as a professional at the 2009 U.S. Open. His final round of 68 (−2) helped him finish in a tie for 10th, his first top-10 finish in a major. The following week, McIlroy finished in 15th place at the BMW International Open. McIlroy played in his first Open Championship as a professional in July and finished T-47. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $16.4 Millions.
#4 : Luke Donald : (Annual earnings : $20 Millions)
Luke Donald is a professional golfer who hails from England. Donald became the number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. He held the number one position for 40 weeks between May 2011 and March 2012 before Rory McIlroy briefly took over as world number one. Donald won his singles match 2&1 against Chad Campbell in the 36th Ryder Cup to help ensure Europe won the trophy for the third successive time. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $20 Millions.
#3 : Ernie Els : (Annual earnings : $22.3 Millions)
Ernie Els is a professional golfer who hails from South Africa. Els has finished runner-up in six majors. He has finished runner-up to Tiger Woods more than any other golfer and has often been described as having the right game to finally be the golfer to beat Woods in a major. Els then won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill after winning his WGC tournament title.. It was his 18th PGA Tour victory, and his second in as many starts as he took over to the professional golf after his injury. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $22.3 Millions.
#2 : Phil Mickelson : (Annual earnings : $46.7 Millions)
Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who hails from America. He was admitted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. Mickelson led the Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament wire-to-wire and completed a four shot win over Brandt Snedeker for his 41st PGA Tour victory and 3rd Phoenix Open title. Mickelson’s score of 28-under-par tied Mark Calcavecchia’s tournament scoring record. As a professional competitor, Mickelson’s playing style is described by many as “aggressive” and highly social. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $46.7 Millions.
Finally we have reached the Top golfer among the Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers in the World in 2016; and he is none other than….
#1 : Tiger Woods : (Annual earnings : $61.2 Millions)
So who doesn’t know about Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is among the most successful golfers of all time according to various sources. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. Woods has been described as the “ultimate endorser” for Nike Golf, frequently seen wearing Nike gear during tournaments, and even in advertisements for other products. According to Forbes, he has an annual earning of $61.2 Millions.
So here was the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers in the World in 2016…
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