Phil, Tiger crack top 10 of Forbes' highest-paid athletes


Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are still padding their wallets, even as they enter the latter stages of their career.

The sport’s two biggest draws checked it at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

The figures include all salaries and bonuses paid out between June 1, 2014 and June 1 of this year. 

Mickelson, who turns 45 next week and is the oldest active athlete on the list, earned $50.8 million over the past year, with $48 million of that total coming in endorsements. Woods, plagued by injuries over the past year, still earned $50.6 million ($50M in endorsements).

Rory McIlroy was the next golfer on the list, at No. 12. The world No. 1 raked in $48.3 million, with $32 million coming in off-the-course deals. 

Also cracking the top 100 were No. 82 Justin Rose ($20.2M), No. 85 Jordan Spieth ($19.8M) and No. 96 Billy Horschel ($19M).

Not surprisingly, boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list for the second consecutive year. He earned $300 million over the past year, which, according to Forbes, is more than double the previous record, set by Woods ($115M) in 2007-08. 

In all, the top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.2 billion over the past 12 months. 

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