The 21 richest golf players in the world

Golfing may seem like a luxurious sport to someone who doesn't play, but it takes a great deal of skill and training to become a great player. And while many may think NFL, MLB and NBA players are the richest athletes in the world, you may be surprised to know that professional golf players rake in a ton of cash, too.

From the PGA Tour to the US Open, some of the top players in the league can earn hundreds of thousands from these competitions -- and the most popular golfers can earn millions from endorsement deals.

Check out the richest golfers of all time in the slideshow below:

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Tiger Woods

Net worth: $740 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Arnold Palmer

Net worth: $700 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Phil Mickelson

Net worth: $400 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Jack Nicklaus

Net worth: $320 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Greg Norman

Net worth: $300 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Gary Player

Net worth: $250 Million
Photo credit: Reuters 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Fred Couples

Net worth: $250 Million 
Photo credit: Reuters 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Rory Mcllroy

Net worth: $110 Million
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Ernie Els 

Net worth: $85 Million 
Photo credit: Reuters 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Vijay Singh

Net worth: $75 Million
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Sergio Garcia 

Net worth: $70 Million 
Photo credit: Reuters 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Jim Furyk 

Net worth: $60 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Jordan Spieth 

Net worth: $60 Million 
Photo credit: Reuters 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Nick Faldo 

Net worth: $60 Million 
Photo credit: Getty 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Davis Love 

Net worth: $50 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

Pete Dye

Net worth: $50 Million 
Photo credit: Getty 

Info via: Celebrity Net Worth

Adam Scott

Net worth: $40 Million
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth

Annika Sorenstam

Net worth: $40 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth

Graeme McDowell

Net worth: $40 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth

Lee Trevino

Net worth: $40 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth

Lee Westwood 

Net worth: $40 Million 
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Info via: Celebrity Net Worth 

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