World’s richest golfers revealed with Tiger Woods top, Jack Nicklaus fifth and Rory McIlroy down in ninth

TIGER WOODS may not be the force he once was but he still sits at the top of the money tree.

The 15-time major winner ruled the roost on the golf course for decades and has cemented his reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all-time.

His career was epitomised when he won the Masters in 2019 – one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history after infidelity scandals, drug abuse and career-threatening injuries.

The 45-year-old was once one of the most attractive names for a sponsorship deal and pocketed a fortune during a lucrative partnership with Nike.

According to deemples, Woods is worth a whopping £650million thanks to a combination of his prize pots and endorsement deals.

It is reported that his sponsorships are valued at around 20 per cent of his net worth.

Sitting behind him is the late Arnold Palmer whose estate is worth around £503m.

One of the greatest golfers of all-time with seven major titles, Palmer's fortune came through his company Arnold Palmer Enterprises.

It deals with licensing, endorsements and commercial partnerships.

Greg Norman sits third having amassed a fortune around £360m.

He won 20 PGA Tours during his career and has established a golf course design company and a successful clothing brand.

The hugely popular Phil Mickelson is fourth and earns a fortune through sponsorship deals with Callaway, KPMG, Workday and Amstel Light.

Legendary duo Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have increased their wealth through golf course designs, while the younger generation in Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy trail in their wake.

McIlroy sits ninth with a net worth of £79m and earns in the region of £7m per year with his Nike sponsorship deal.

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