Woods tops money list, again

Tiger Woods tops the Golf Digest money list with a massive $83 million earned in the 2013 season.

The dollars mean the world number one has surpassed the $1.3 billion mark in total career earnings. A mere 12 percent ($155 million) of that has been earned from winnings, while the rest comes from endorsements which have been rolling in ever since his pro debut in 1996.

The 14-time major champion has topped the Golf Digest money list ever since its inception eleven years ago. 2013 saw Woods earn $83,091,508, of which $12 million was prize money and an estimated $71 million off the course.

Despite being in the wake of a sex-scandal, Woods also managed to strike a deal with Electronic Arts in 2013.

Fellow American Phil Mickelson was a distant second in the money list, weighing in at $52,009,156, $42 million of which is endorsement money.

Golf icon Arnold Palmer was third largely due to licensing deals in Asia. The 84-year-old earned a cool $40 million last year.

Another idol, Jack Nicklaus, is ranked fourth with $26 million, while Sweden’s Henrik Stenson enjoyed a very successful year was fifth at $21,444,670.

Despite a tough season seeing only one title, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlory earned $20,608,786 in sixth place. The former number-one’s year was saved following a string of endorsement deals including an equipment deal with Nike.

South African Legend Gary Player chimed in with $16 million in seventh, while in eighth spot was Australian Adam Scott on $15,648,068.

Other South African legend Ernie Els and retired Greg Norman rounded up the top ten money list.

Meanwhile, the only women on the top 50 list was American Paula Creamer. The 27-year-old rked in $5,281,550 last year.