As you will see, successful golfers have unlimited opportunities to grow their wealth.
15. Adam Scott ($40 million)
88% of people in the US who know of Scott agree that he makes an impact on their brand consideration. This, coupled with his $45 million in career earnings, make him a wealthy man
14. Lee Trevino ($40 million)
The winner of six Major Championships, the Merry Mex continued to accumulate wealth during a successful Champions Tour career. (Source/Pinterest).
12. Nick Faldo ($60 million)
Faldo Enterprises has designed more than 50 golf courses worldwide at about £1m a time. Sir Nick also has sponsorship deals with Audemars Piguet, Marriott and TaylorMade. His business interests continue to grow his wealth, although three divorces cost him an estimated $20 million.
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10. Jordan Spieth ($70 million)
The majority of Spieth’s income comes from his endorsements, which include Under Armour, AT&T, Coca-Cola and Rolex.
9. Ernie Els ($75 million)
The Big Easy has spent 15 years inside the world's top 10. He adds to his fortune with his lucrative wine business.
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The Cameroonian 7-footer, better known as "The Process" was taken 3rd overall in 2014 after playing one season at Kansas.
5. Gary Player ($200 million)
The Black Knight is seen as golf's global ambassador outside the United States. Golf course design brings in most of his revenue, bolstered by licensing and appearances.
4. Jack Nicklaus
We're starting to see a pattern emerge here. The wealthiest golfers leverage their fame to design prestigious golf courses. Jack has designed 294 to date, that's some serious cash. (JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
3. Greg Norman ($300 million)
Outside golf, Greg Norman is an entrepreneur and has engaged in several business ventures which include Great White Shark Enterprises, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Medallist Developments, Southern Cross Developments, Greg Norman Turf Company, Greg Norman Estates wineries, Greg Norman Australian Prime, GSH Investments, Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy and Valderrama Golf Course. You get the picture.