Golf's top earners: The 15 highest paid earners - May 2018

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Wed, 9 May 2018

golf's top earners - 15 highest paid golfers in 2018

It pays to be good at golf. Well, very good at golf. Check out Golf Digest's latest money list that measures both on-course and off-course income from the world's best golfers.

On-course income includes all money earned on Tour, while off-course income includes estimates of all money earned from endorsements, bonuses, appearance fees, corporate outings, speaking engagements, licensing fees, course architecture, books, instructional videos and businesses that capitalise on a person’s status as a player, such as product lines including clothing, wine and turfgrass. 


Justin Thomas ranked at #40 ($6 million) when this list came out, so you'll have to wait until the updated 2018 list comes out soon to see the dramatic move the American has made following his five-win season and lucrative $10 million FedEx Cup win. 

Let's take a closer look at the top 15 earners in golf...


ON COURSE: $4,597,178
OFF COURSE: $6,750,000
TOTAL: $11,347,178