The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others it is always held at the same location. Below are the top 20 richest golf players in the world.
- Arnold Palmer
Net Worth: $675 million
Arnold Daniel was an American professional golfer, who is known as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport’s history. He has won many events on the PGA Tour as well as the PGA Tour Champions. during his career, Palmer took home 62 PGA Tour titles as well as seven major titles in just over six years. Palmer was also given the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 and was one of the 13 original players to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
- Tiger Woods
Net Worth: $600 million
He is one of the most popular names ever, in the world of golf. He won his first major at the 1997 Masters and was a favorite player from 1999 to 2004. He was the top-ranked men’s golfer in the world in June 2005 till October 2010. Woods has won numerous golfing records. He was also awarded the PGA Player of the Year eleven times.
- Greg Norman
Net Worth: $300 million
Gregory John Norman is an Australian professional golfer.He was ranked as Number 1 by Official World Golf Rankings in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won 91 international tournaments which includes 20 PGA Tour tournaments and two majors.
- Jack Nicklaus
Net Worth: $280 million
Jack Nicklaus is an American pro golfer. nick named as The Golden Bear. He has 18 career Major championship wins, he played a select few PGA Tour events and finished those with 73 victories, making him third on the all-time list, just behind Sam Snead with 82 victories and Tiger Woods, with 79. He was 21 years of age when he turned pro. his very first professional win came at age 26.
Net Worth: $200 million
Gary Player is a South African professional golfer widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever. He has won three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour since leaving the Majors. He won the U.S. Open in 1965 at the age of 29 and was then recognized as the only non-American to have won all four majors, which is known as a Grand Slam.
- Phil Mickelson
Net Worth: $180 million
Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships, three Masters titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open Championship. Mickelson is one of 16 players in the history of golf to win at least three of the four majors.
- Fred Couples
Net Worth: $105 million
Frederick Steven Couples is an American pro golfer who played for the PGA Tour as well as the PGA Tour Champions. His name was recognized as World No. 1 golfer player.He successfully named 64 wins in professional tournaments. Couples is most notably recognized for his 1992 Masters Tournament win and the 1984 and 1996 Players Championship.
- Ernie Els
Net Worth: $80 million
Theodore Ernest Els is South African former pro golfer who is known as “The Big Easy” due to his dominating physical stature of 6 feet and 3 inches tall. Hehad a very successful career, with 71 victories, four of which were major championships: the US Open, Oakmont, Congressional, and The Open Championship. He is one of only six golfers to win the U.S. Open and the The Open Championship, twice.
- Vijay Singh
Net Worth: $75 million
Vijay Singh nicknamed “The Big Fijian”, is an Indo-Fijian professional golfer. In 2004, he was named as Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 32 weeks. Vijay was the 12th man to reach the world No. 1-ranking and was the only new world No. 1 in the 2000s decade. He is the PGA Champion of 1998 and 2004 and was the leading PGA Tour Money winner for three years; 2003, 2004, and 2008.
Net Worth: $65 million
Rory McIlroy is a Northern Ireland pro golfer and is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He had won 3 majors by the time he was 25 years old. He was also World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks.McIlroy has won four majors and the 2011 US Open. He finished that tournament with a record of the lowest score under par (-16).
- Nick Faldo
Net Worth: $60 million
Faldo is an English professional golfer who is now mainly an on-air golf analyst. he was ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for 97 weeks.He end his professional career with 30 victories on the European Tour. Six of his wins were major championships and three, Open Championships.
- Jim Furyk
Net Worth: $50 million
Jim Furky is an American pro golfer,he plays on the PGA tour. He was the champion of the FedEx Cup in 2010 and the PGA Player of the Year. He has one major championship to his name, the 2003 U.S. Open and he holds the pro golf record for the lowest score in PGA Tour history, which is 58. He ranked as top-10 for the total 430 weeks.
- Adam Scott
Net Worth: $48 million
Australian born Adam Scott is a PGA golfer who plays on the tour. He was ranked as the World No. 1 golfer in middle of May 2015 and has won 29 pro tournaments internationally. He named biggest win to-date that isthe Masters Tournament in 2013,It was his first major championship.it was also the first Masters to be won by an Australian.
- Annika Sorenstam
Net Worth: $47 million
Annika Sorenstam is a former Swedish pro golfer. She is named as one of the most successful female golfers in the history of golf. She had won 90 international tournaments before her retirement and has the most wins to her name of any female golfer. She has also won 72 official LPGA tournaments. This includes 10 majors as well as 18 other international tournaments.
Net Worth: $45 million
Lee Trevino is a former American professional golfer who is also named as one of the greatest players in professional golf history and one of the greatest Hispanic golfers of all time. He was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. Trevino won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events in his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open.
- Lee Westwood
Net Worth: $42 million
Lee Westwood is an English pro golfer.He has been listed as one of the consistent player with the game. He has won tournaments on five continents, which is world record. He has won in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He was named player of the year in multiple seasons; 1998, 2000 and 2009.
- Luke Donald
Net Worth: $40 million
English pro golfer Luke Donald has been the World Number One and plays mainly for the US based PGA Tour, but is a member of the European Tour as well. One of his best years was in 2011 which is the year he won an outstanding number of tournaments and awards. He is the first golfer to win the PGA Tour money list as well as the European Race to Dubai, both money lists on the PGA tour. He was named Player of the Year that year.
- Padraig Harrington
Net Worth: $40 million
Padraig Harrington is Ireland pro golf player. He has won many tournaments and named in top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for more than 300 weeks. His career reached its high in July of 2008 when he won three major championships; The Open Championship in both 2007 and 2008, followed by the PGA Championship in 2008. He won his first PGA Tour money event when he defeated Vijay Singh and Joe Ogilvie in a sudden-death playoff in 2005.
- Sergio Garcia
Net Worth: $40 million
Sergio Garcia is a Spanish pro golfer and is mostly popular for his wins in the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters Tournament. Garcia spent the majority of his professional golfing career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, in more than 300 weeks in the top 10. He has also won 30 international tournaments as a pro golfer.
Net Worth: $35 million
David Toms was Louisiana’s pro golfer who plays on the PGA tour. He has had a long career in thissport, He won the Boy’s event at the 1984 Junior World Golf Championships. In his professional career, Toms has won many events, including 13 events on the PGA tour and was in the top 10 of the Official World Ranking for over 175 weeks during the years 2001-2006. He also ranked fifth during the 2002-2003 season.