Top 15 Richest Golfers in the World

4 August 2016

If you think playing golf as an amateur is already exclusive, wait until you see how much money these richest golfers make.

Golf has always been considered as one of the highest paying sports in the world. Even as an amateur, the exclusive tag is labeled to the players. Let alone to these richest golfers out there.

However, playing golf is hard. It is not as simple as swinging a club and hitting a ball on the ground. The ability to play golf is also an important skill you better have in business world.

According to political satirist, P.J. O’Rourke, playing golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick.

We made a top fifteen list of the richest golfers in the world based on the total prize money they have earned. For highest-paid golfers list based on their estimated net worth, check out this article: 10 Highest-Paid Golf Players.

These people on this list have been banking millions of dollars by taking long walks and hitting things with a stick. Before you start thinking about becoming a professional golfer, let’s take a look at our list.

15. Bubba Watson – $34,905,963

Top 15 Richest Golfers in the World | #15. Bubba Watson - $34,905,963
Top 15 Richest Golfers in the World | #15. Bubba Watson – $34,905,963 | source: sportinglife.com

Bubba was born on November 5, 1978 with the name Gerry Lester Watson. The nickname was given by his father. It was after the former professional football player, Bubba Smith.

In 2003, Bubba Watson turned pro. Throughout his entire thirteen years of professional golf career, he has won 12 professional tournaments including 9 PGA Tour titles. His last title was back in February this year at the Northern Trust Open.

Within those, he has earned a total of $34,905,963 prize money. He is currently ranked 6th in the world according to PGA. He was the world’s second best six years ago.

Bubba Watson is among the few successful left-handed golfers. He is also among the longest drivers. He can hit a ball over 320 meters. With such skills, it should come as no surprise that he is one of the richest golfers in the world.

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