The 10 highest-paid golfers of 2017


The Masters Tournament has officially teed off, and the greens of Augusta, Georgia are filled with the world's top golfers -- and some of the world's top earners.

It's probably no surprise that these professional players have impressive bank accounts -- but just how big are we talking?

Golf Digest interviewed agents, players, executives of companies involved with endorsements and industry analysts to compile these huge figures -- and you will not be disappointed.

The top 10 players of last year all made it into the $15 million club, supplemented by both on-course and off-course income.

Tiger Woods, who usually leads the pack by a wide margin, dropped to the No. 4 spot this year.

So what other big names beat out Tiger Woods this year? Where does 23-year-old Jordan Spieth stand right now?

See how the all-time greats stack up:

According to Golf Digest, the on-course income includes money earned from the following through Dec. 4, 2016:

  • PGA tour

  • 5 international tours (Japan PGA, PGA European, Australasian, Southern Africa, Asian)

  • PGA Tour Champions

  • LPGA Tour

  • Ladies European Tour

  • Japan LPGA

  • Unofficial money won in non-tour events

Off-course income includes estimates of all money earned from the following:

  • Endorsements

  • Bonuses

  • Appearance fees

  • Corporate outings

  • Speaking engagements

  • Licensing fees

  • Books

  • Instructional videos

  • Course architecture

  • Product lines