Ever wonder how a journeyman PGA Tour pro lives? Now’s your chance to see. The affable Fred Funk, best known for his 2005 Players Championship victory, is putting his house up on the market.
60-year-old Funk, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour and nine-time winner on the Champions Tour, has earned more than $33 million in his PGA Tour career alone.
But it was a long road to regular status on Tour, and it took the Maryland native more than seven years to pocket any real coin as a pro golfer. So we don’t begrudge him his success, or the lavish $6.1 million, 7-bedroom palace he just put on the market.
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The 9,500 sq. foot house, which sits on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and two acres of land, was built in 2005. Funk’s pad includes six full bathrooms and two half baths…and, of course, a putting green. Pony up the cash, and you’ll get a boat slip in the nearby marina, and from the pictures, it also looks like he has a respectable man cave and a massage chair. Gotta hope that’s included.
GK) Gianlugi Buffon
No arguments here. Simply the best. All round top bloke, and could Don any dressing room.
ST) Didier Drogba
Offered absolutely everything a top, top striker should. From free-kick ability to general banter in the dressing room.
CB) Paolo Maldini
The King of Italy. To outcool, Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo, you know you've done something pretty special in life.
CB) Alessandro Nesta
Top, top defender; but, will forever be Maldini's deputy.
CM) Andrea Pirlo
You just wouldn't want AP meeting your missus.
LW) Arjen Robben
Unplayable on his day. But, can be predictable, and to be more injury prone than Andy Carroll, means the Dutchman is a slightly odd choice.
LB) Roberto Carlos
Don't think we'll see a better left-back in the game. Sorry, James Milner.
CM) Zinedine Zidane
[Insert any compliment here].
RB) Javier Zanetti
The Argentine broke the mould, VO5 style, amongst the Italian defenders in Serie A.
CM) Clarence Seedorf
With a CV like no other - just won the Champions League with three different clubs - makes the Dutch legend worthy of any ultimate XI.
GK) David de Gea
For a minute, we thought poor old Sergio Romero would get a game. Image Source: Twitter
CB) Eric Bailly
By far the Red Devils best centre-half. Image Source: Twitter
ST) Marcus Rashford
The future face of United, the future face of England. And looks less stressed and bothered about it than me taking my GCSEs. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Michael Carrick
Most underrated player at Man United. But does have a cardiovascular system on a par with Mark Lawrenson. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Paul Pogba
#Poglost. Image Source: Twitter
RW) Henrik Mkhitariyan
Not sure who's bullied more by Mourinho; Mkhi or Schweni?
LW) Anthony Martial
Doing his best, Nicolas Anelka, "Le Sulk", impression. Let's hope the Frenchman comes good, just about kept LvG in a job last season. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Ander Herrera
Gives his best pal, Juan Mata, a good reason to keep his blog positive. Image Source: Twitter
Funk has long been one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. His legions of fans (Funk’s Punks) followed him from tournament to tournament in matching outfits. In recent years, he’s done good work on the Champions circuit, where he has recorded three major victories. Funk is also a pitchman for Stryker Orthopedics, and has cashed in on that front as well.
Ultimately, this is just another reminder how good the guys on the PGA Tour have it. Do they work hard? Sure. But remember, as of the 1950s, the vast majority of Tour pros couldn’t make enough money playing golf to do it as a full-time job. Most were still working club professionals, chasing dollars on the competitive circuit.
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Heck, you’d have to assume the standard of living for many on the Web.com Tour trumps what some of the better players on the PGA Tour dealt with 60 years ago. As Fred Funk’s Ponte Vedra palace shows, it’s a good time to be good at golf.