The 21 richest golfers 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: