Tiger Woods raked in $31 million more than any other golfer in 2013, according to a report in the February issue of Golf Digest.
No surprise, Woods, a five-time winner last year, topped Digest’s annual money list, with $83 million ($71M off the course, $12M on). That was decidedly more than Phil Mickelson ($52M), Arnold Palmer ($40M), Jack Nicklaus ($26M), Henrik Stenson ($19M) and Rory McIlroy ($18M).
Remarkably, Woods’ 2013 haul pushed his career total past $1.3 billion – about 88 percent of which (or $1.16 billion, according to Digest) came from endorsements.
In 2009, Forbes reported that Woods was the first athlete to reach $1 billion in earnings. Assuming he stays healthy, the 38-year-old Woods has the potential to cross $1.5 billion in earnings by the time he turns 40.