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:
- Appearance fees
- Corporate outings
- Speaking engagements
- Licensing fees
- Instructional videos
- Course architecture
- Product lines