Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers 2022: 7 of the 10 now play on LIV Golf

Phil Mickelson is running away with the money list, with Tiger Woods back in fifth. 

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Sun, 31 Jul 2022
Top 10 Highest Paid Golfers 2022: 7 of the 10 now play for LIV Golf

According to a report from Forbes, seven of the top 10 highest paid golfers in 2022 now play for LIV Golf. 

The only three golfers in the top 10 who are not on LIV Golf are Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. 

Phil Mickelson, who is estimated to have earned $200 million for joining LIV Golf, leads the top 10 list by some considerable margin. 

It is believed Mickelson, 52, has been given half of the money up front. 

Mickelson, did however, lose a number of his biggest sponsors by joining LIV Golf. 

Lefty, according to Forbes, now earns $8 million more than football legend Leo Messi in earnings over the last year. 

Despite his hefty price tag to LIV Golf, Mickelson has not performed well at all in the first three LIV Golf events of the season.

LIV Golf entered the sport earlier this season with its new LIV Golf Invitational Series and it has pumped $255 million in total prize money for its eight tournaments on the 2022 schedule. 

The Saudi-funded circuit has also signed a number of the world's best players to huge contracts, which explains some of the numbers you see in the list below. 

LIV Golf this week confirmed a new LIV Golf League for 2023 with an increase to $405 million in total prize money over 14 tournaments that will feature 12 established team captains. 

Check out each player’s on-course and off-course earnings over the last year below, according to Forbes

TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID GOLFERS 2022

10. Charl Schwartzel - $34 million 

On-course earnings: $30 million
Off-course earnings: $4 million

9. Patrick Reed - $37 million

On-course earnings: $34 million
Off-course earnings: $3 million

8. Jordan Spieth - $39 million

On-course earnings: $8 million
Off-course earnings: $31 million

7. Sergio Garcia - $42 million

On-course earnings: $35 million
Off-course earnings: $7 million

6. Rory McIlroy - $43 million

On-course earnings: $9 million
Off-course earnings: $34 million

5. Tiger Woods - $68 million

On-course earnings: $43,500
Off-course earnings: $68 million

4. Brooks Koepka - $69 million

On-course earnings: $53 million
Off-course earnings: $16 million

3. Bryson DeChambeau - $86 million

On-course earnings: $66 million
Off-course earnings: $20 million

2. Dustin Johnson - $97 million

On-course earnings: $68 million
Off-course earnings: $29 million

1. Phil Mickelson - $138 million

On-course earnings: $102 million
Off-course earnings: $36 million

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