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Looking at the thread about the money leaders so far this year got me thinking about who has made the most money in golf so far (at least on the tour)?

Did a little checking around and found a list of the top 100 money leaders. Holy c*ap, I gotta start working more seriously on my game. I didn't realize these guys can accumulate so much, and this doesn't include any endorsement money, private tournaments, and any other tours they may be involved in. Why, oh why, didn't I major in golf in college :confused:

Here's the top 20 and a link to the top 100

1 Tiger Woods 58,255,844
2 Vijay Singh 46,641,878
3 Phil Mickelson 38,381,360
4 Davis Love III 32,909,948
5 Ernie Els 26,773,376
6 Jim Furyk 25,815,400
7 David Toms 25,041,178
8 Justin Leonard 20,764,676
9 Nick Price 20,430,058
10 Kenny Perry 19,766,233
11 Fred Couples 19,051,827
12 Mark Calcavecchia 18,884,599
13 Scott Hoch 18,487,114
14 Fred Funk 18,291,624
15 Mike Weir 18,103,761
16 Tom Lehman 18,040,113
17 Stuart Appleby 17,858,914
18 Chris DiMarco 17,502,048
19 Scott Verplank 17,455,498
20 Brad Faxon 17,305,929

http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/moneyLeaders?tour=alltime
 

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Makes you really want to become a pro doesnt it! I really wish I could earn that much money by playing golf! That would be a dream!
 

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That is a very motivating research, CanCaddy, makes us think, why didn't we start golfing at a very early age and get a chance to earn this much? :)

Thanks for the info!
 

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You know, why would they pay these "sports people" more money than people that benefit america. Know what i mean? how are the people proffiting from paying these people outrageous amounts!!
 

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Those are big numbers, but let's put them in perspective. Below are single season salaries from MLB. and it doesn't matter what they play like they're still getting paid

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1 Rodriguez, Alex $ 21,680,727 New York Yankees
2 Jeter, Derek $ 20,600,000 New York Yankees
3 Giambi, Jason $ 20,428,571 New York Yankees
4 Bagwell, Jeff $ 19,369,019 Houston Astros
5 Bonds, Barry $ 19,331,470 San Francisco Giants
6 Mussina, Mike $ 19,000,000 New York Yankees
7 Ramirez, Manny $ 18,279,238 Boston Red Sox
8 Helton, Todd $ 16,600,000 Colorado Rockies
9 Pettitte, Andy $ 16,428,416 Houston Astros
10 Ordonez, Magglio $ 16,200,00 Detroit Tigers
11 Johnson, Randy $ 15,661,427 New York Yankees
12 Park, Chan Ho $ 15,505,142 San Diego Padres
13 Martinez, Pedro $ 14,875,000 New York Mets
14 Hampton, Mike $ 14,503,543 Atlanta Braves
15 Berkman, Lance $ 14,500,000 Houston Astros
16 Thome, Jim $ 14,166,667 Chicago White Sox
17 Colon, Bartolo $ 14,000,000 Los Angeles Angels
18 Pujols, Albert $ 14,000,000 St. Louis Cardinals
19 Abreu, Bobby $ 13,600,000 Philadelphia Phillies
20 Beltran, Carlos $ 13,571,428 New York Mets
21 Delgado, Carlos $ 13,500,000 New York Mets
22 Guerrero, Vladimir $ 13,500,000 Los Angeles Angels
23 Jones, Andruw $ 13,500,000 Atlanta Braves
24 Damon, Johnny $ 13,000,000 New York Yankees
25 Matsui, Hideki $ 13,000,000 New York Yankees
 

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That is crazy! I didn't know you could make so much money off of golf. I know you might get sponsored and other things, but 58 000 000$? Wow.
 

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These are also just there payed salaries. These dont include there sponsers. So think about what Tiger made and then think about this Nike Contract. He defiently is living the sweet life.
 

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Its pretty amazing how much you can make playing a game. As deep said, the endorsements pay huge amounts also, so that's not that full amount.
 

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I wish there was a way to calculate Jack Nicklaus' career into current dollars.
 

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bigboy said:
Its pretty amazing how much you can make playing a game. As deep said, the endorsements pay huge amounts also, so that's not that full amount.
Tiger apparently made $90 Mil last year. Phil - $22 Mil.

Not bad.

Read this months Golf magazine. Daly has gambled away $60,000,000 in the past 15 years. Ouch.
 
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