Tiger Woods at 35, still golf’s biggest earner of 2010 among the list of Top 50

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Sports Comments

Tiger Woods turned 35 last December 30, and is still golf’s biggest earner of 2010 on and off the course, despite the problems and controversies he encountered last year, according to Golf Digest magazine’s Top 50 on Thursday.

Golf Digest 50, an annual list being released by Golf Digest magazine, on its eighth year announced that Tiger Woods leads the list of Top 50 biggest earners in golf with an estimated earning of $74.2 million last year.

Surprisingly, Woods’ overall earnings for 2010 reduced a whooping $48 million as compared to his 2009 earnings and did not win a single tournament that year, while losing some sponsors including AT&T, Gatorade and recently from Gillette.

Interestingly, the world’s number two golfer made about $121.9m in 2009 despite the scandal he went through after being involved in extra marital affairs which led to his divorce with Elin Nordegren last year.

Meanwhile, fellow American golfer Phil Mickelson landed on the second place with $40.18 million, while 81-year old Arnold Palmer ranked third with $36 million, who apparently did not play for one official event.

On the fourth spot is Greg Norman who made $30 million, while Jack Nicklaus ranked fifth with $25.17 million.

Lee Westwood of Britain, who is currently the world’s number one golfer landed on the ninth spot and made $14.73 million.



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