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15 highest paid golfers of 2017

When golfers are at the pinnacle of their game, the rewards on offer to the very best are astounding. From prize money through to brand new cars handed out for spectacular hole-in-one challenges, golfers are able to accumulate a rather incredible sum of cash if they make it in the big-time.

And now the list of golf’s highest paid golfers of 2017 has been released, with some surprising entries this year due to off-course financial profits being taken into consideration as we as their on-course performances.

So take a look at the top-15 highest-earning golfers of 2017…


15 – Matt Kuchar

Previous Rank: #20

On-Course Earnings: $4,597,178

Off-Course Earnings: $6,750,000

Total Earnings: $11,347,178


14 – Sergio Garcia

Previous Rank: #16

On-Course Earnings: $3,845,425

Off-Course Earnings: $8,500,000

Total Earnings: $12,345,425


13 – Rickie Fowler

Previous Rank: #8

On-Course Earnings: $3,328,563

Off-Course Earnings: $9,100,000

Total Earnings: $12,428,563


12 – Hideki Matsuyama

Previous Rank: #22

On-Course Earnings: $5,576,454

Off-Course Earnings: $8,000,000

Total Earnings: $13,576,454


11 – Henrik Stenson

Previous Rank: #12

On-Course Earnings: $6,941,923

Off-Course Earnings: $7,250,000

Total Earnings: $14,191,923


10 – Gary Player

Previous Rank: #10

On-Course Earnings: N/A

Off-Course Earnings: $15,000,000

Total Earnings: $15,000,000


9 – Adam Scott

Previous Rank: #18

On-Course Earnings: $8,160,920

Off-Course Earnings: $6,900,000

Total Earnings: $15,060,920


8 – Jason Day

Previous Rank: #7

On-Course Earnings: $8,845,112

Off-Course Earnings: $10,750,000

Total Earnings: $19,595,112


7 – Dustin Johnson

Previous Rank: #13

On-Course Earnings: $12,664,185

Off-Course Earnings: $7,100,000

Total Earnings: $19,764,185


6 – Jack Nicklaus

Previous Rank: #6

On-Course Earnings: $42,000

Off-Course Earnings: $20,000,000

Total Earnings: $20,042,000


5 – Jordan Spieth

Previous Rank: #1

On-Course Earnings: $6,403,470

Off-Course Earnings: $24,000,000

Total Earnings: $30,403,470


4 –Tiger Woods

Previous Rank: #3

On-Course Earnings: $107,000

Off-Course Earnings: $34,607,000

Total Earnings: $34,607,000


3 – Phil Mickelson

Previous Rank: #2

On-Course Earnings: $4,267,628

Off-Course Earnings: $33,500,000

Total Earnings: $37,767,628


2 – Arnold Palmer

Previous Rank: #5

On-Course Earnings: N/A

Off-Course Earnings: $40,000,000

Total Earnings: $40,000,000


1 – Rory McIlroy

Previous Rank: #4

On-Course Earnings: $17,514,505

Off-Course Earnings: $32,000,000

Total Earnings: $49,514,505





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