“Seven out of 10 spots” LIV Golfers dominate Forbes highest paid golfers list of this year

“Seven out of 10 spots” LIV Golfers dominate Forbes highest paid golfers list of this year

LIV Golf players

According to a recent Forbes report, LIV Golf’s influence and impact have helped some of the top golfers further their financial fortunes; since June, the Saudi-sponsored series has reportedly increased the incomes of the top 10 golfers by an estimated $370 million. With this, the total has reached a record $650 million.

For those who are uncertain what Forbes is, it is essentially a business magazine that publishes articles about marketing, industry, finance, and other business-related topics. It is well known for publishing lists and rankings on wealth, power, and other topics.

In the article ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Golfers 2022, published by Forbes, Phil Mickelson tops the list. According to Forbes, the 52-year-old would get an estimated $200 million, of which he has probably already gotten half.

The six-time Major champion is expected to be the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2022 after earning an estimated $138 million over the course of the previous year. He even out-earned soccer player Lionel Messi, who brought in a staggering $130 million!

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Tiger woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are the only non-LIV Golfers on the list

Tiger woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth
Tiger woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth

Dustin Johnson ranks as the fifth-highest-paid athlete in the world thanks to LIV Golf, which is owned by Saudi Arabia’s $620 billion (assets) sovereign wealth fund. In the previous year, the 38-year-old earned an estimated $97 million, which included an estimated $62 million signing bonus with LIV Golf in May. His career earnings while competing on the PGA Tour totaled $74,897,059 in total.

Bryson DeChambeau is another LIV golfer who has witnessed a jump in salary, with the American apparently receiving a guaranteed $125 million from LIV Golf, of which Forbes believes he earned half up front. The 28-year-old thus earns the final podium position after ranking 11th in the preceding 12 months with $86 million leaving behind seven-time super bowl winner, Tom Brady

Brooks Koepka is in fourth place, while the first non-LIV golfer is in fifth. You might wonder, “Who could it possibly be?” Well, it’s obviously Tiger Woods. The 15-time Major champion was once the highest-paid athlete in the world for ten years running, but with total earnings of $68 million, he now barely makes the top five.

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, two additional non-LIV golfers, are ranked sixth and eighth, respectively, to complete the top 10. Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, and World No. 121 Charl Schwartzel, who won the inaugural LIV Golf competition, round out the list of players.

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