Getting to be amongst the richest golfers in the world is not an easy task. These people, much like many other athletes, spend their whole lives training day after day. Only practice will lead you to achieve perfection. That’s why when someone like them gets their head into any sport, they just crush it.
Sure, golf fans are a very distinctive crowd. I personally don’t like it at all. Not even a tiny bit. It’s mind numbingly boring to watch on TV. I’d rather watch Jersey Shore and lose a couple of brain cells in the process, at least I get to laugh at the people in the show. But hey, you got to give them some credit. Have you given any thought at what is like being one of the richest golfers in the world? Exactly. You might be bored out of your mind hitting a little white ball the whole day long. But then, the night comes, and you remember you are a freaking millionaire.
Oh my god. I can only imagine what the richest golfers in the world might spend their money on. Cars, houses, wall to wall 4k HD TV, and not just any wall, not just some 3×4 wall like the rest of us mortals have in our homes, they must have basically something better than a theater in their own living room.
I got a little off-track there. So, let’s jump to the list of the richest and greatest golfers in the world, shall we?
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Top 10 Richest Golfers In The World
#10. Sir Nick Faldo – Net Worth – $60 Million
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, also known as “The Brit” has had an outstanding career throughout the years. He has 40 professionals wins, 30 of which are victories on the European Tour and he has also won six majors, three Open Championships, and three Masters.
He was ranked the number one golfer by the Oficial World Golf Ranking for nearly 97 weeks. Nowadays he has retired from playing and is now covering the game for CBS Sports. His net worth is $60 Million. Which is not bad at all.
#9. Ernie Els – Net Worth – $75 Million
Theodore Ernest Els, also known as “The Big Easy” he was given this nickname because he is as tall as some NBA players, he towers high above at 6.3 Ft ( which is 1.91 m). He was the runner-up in the master’s tournament on two occasions. The year 2000 and 2004. He won the U.S. Open on two occasions, in 1994 at Oakmont and in 1997 at Congressional. He also won The Open Championship on two occasions, in 2002 at Muirfield and in 2012 at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
In fact, he is one of the 6 golfers who has managed to accomplish this. He was born in South Africa and has managed to win 19 PGA Visit titles and also 28 European visit titles over all the time he has been doing this.
This crazy amount of titles over the years have made him a net worth of around $75 Million.