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:

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10. Gary Player

On course: --

Off course: $15,000,000

Total: $15,000,000

9. Adam Scott

On course: $8,160,920

Off course: $6,900,000

Total: $15,060,920

8. Jason Day

On course: $8,845,112

Off course: $10,750,000

Total: $19,595,112

7. Dustin Johnson

On course: $12,664,185

Off course: $7,100,000

Total: $19,764,185

6. Jack Nicklaus

On course: $42,000

Off course: $20,000,000

Total: $20,042,000

5. Jordan Spieth

On course: $6,403,470

Off course: $24,000,000

Total: $30,403,470

4. Tiger Woods

On course: $107,000

Off course: $34,607,000

Total: $34,607,000

3. Phil Mickelson

On course: $4,267,628

Off course: $33,500,000

Total: $37,767,628

2. Arnold Palmer

On course: --

Off course: $40,000,000

Total: $40,000,000

1. Rory McIlroy

On course: $17,514,505

Off course: $32,000,000

Total: $49,514,505
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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

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