Imagine taking a $48 million pay cut, not winning one tournament and still earning $74.2 million. If you did then your name would be Tiger Woods. So much for winning at your sport being the way that one makes money. In 2010, Tiger Woods, lost his #1 golf ranking, his wife, numerous endorsements and did not win one single PGA golf event. Woods was sure wanting 2010 to end and welcoming in 2011. In the end Tiger Woods still wound up the number one PGA earner.
Tiger Woods has once again ended a calendar year as golf’s top earner, despite suffering a pay cut of $48 million after losing his swing and his marriage and failing to win a single tournament.
The American world number two, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, topped Golf Digest magazine’s annual list for 2010 with overall earnings of $74.2 million.
Of that, only $2.29 million came from tournament purses with the rest accumulated off-course through endorsements and appearance fees.
In 2009 Tiger Woods made a mind blowing $121.9 million; however, following Woods fall from grace after his multitude of sex scandals, his earnings took a bit of a hit. I guess we shouldn’t shed too many tears for Tiger as he still pulls in over $74 million. mostly in endorsements. Of course some of his earnings goes to his ex in their divorce settlement.