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Forbes checklist of 2022 highest-paid golfers on this planet options seven LIV Golf gamers

Forbes checklist of 2022 highest-paid golfers on this planet options seven LIV Golf gamers

They are saying cash talks, which partially explains LIV Golf’s “Golf, however Louder” motto.

In accordance with a report from Forbes on the highest-paid golfers on this planet for 2022, the upstart sequence led by Greg Norman and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Make investments Fund, “has boosted the earnings of the ten highest-paid golfers by an estimated $370 million since Could, bringing their mixed haul to a file $650 million.”

Let that sink in for a second.

Seven of the world’s prime 10 highest-paid golfers now play for LIV Golf, leaving simply Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth because the outliers. Try every participant’s on-course and off-course earnings during the last 12 months beneath (all figures courtesy of Forbes).

10. Charl Schwartzel – $34 million

On-course earnings: $30 million | Off-course earnings: $4 million

LIV Golf’s first winner in London, Schwartzel made more cash for these three days of labor ($4.75 million) than any of his years on the PGA Tour, which spans a two-decade profession.

South African golfer Charl Schwartzel celebrates with the trophy throughout the podium ceremony after successful the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence occasion at The Centurion Membership in St Albans, north of London, on June 11, 2022. (Photograph by Adrian Dennis/ AFP through Getty Photos)

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9. Patrick Reed – $37 million

On-course earnings: $34 million | Off-course earnings: $3 million

Reed wasn’t identified for his sponsorships earlier than becoming a member of LIV, and the identical is true now that he’s a member of the sequence. The 31-year-old now rocks the model on nearly each article of clothes he wears when he performs.

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2022 Open Championship

Patrick Reed performs a follow spherical forward of The one hundred and fiftieth Open at St. Andrews Outdated Course in St .Andrews, Scotland. (Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Photos)

8. Jordan Spieth – $39 million

On-course earnings: $8 million | Off-course earnings: $31 million

Spieth has been adamant in his assist for the PGA Tour over LIV, and it exhibits in each his on- and off-course earnings. Sponsors have a tendency to depart when gamers go the LIV route, and with out the assured cash, his on-course earnings are extra modest than the earlier two gamers.

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Jordan Spieth takes questions throughout his media session forward of a follow spherical for the one hundred and fiftieth Open at St. Andrews Outdated Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. (Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Photos)

7. Sergio Garcia – $42 million

On-course earnings: $35 million | Off-course earnings: $7 million

Identical to the earlier two LIV gamers, Garcia’s inflated on-course earnings mirror simply how financially helpful it’s to play the no-cut, assured cash sequence.

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia walks off the eleventh tee throughout the second spherical of the PGA Championship golf event at Southern Hills Nation Membership. (Photograph: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports activities)

6. Rory McIlroy – $43 million

On-course earnings: $9 million | Off-course earnings: $34 million

McIlroy has been the face of the anti-LIV motion for the PGA Tour, and similar to Spieth it exhibits in his earnings.

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Rory McIlroy reacts after a putt on the fifth fairway throughout the remaining spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship golf event at St. Andrews Outdated Course. (Photograph: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports activities)

5. Tiger Woods – $68 million

On-course earnings: $43,500 | Off-course earnings: $68 million

Woods’ on-course earnings are value amusing seeing as he’s performed sparingly during the last 12 months as he recovered from his single-car accident that almost led to the amputation of his leg. Norman stated Woods turned down a LIV supply within the “excessive 9 digits,” which isn’t shocking seeing because the 15-time main champion’s legacy is the Tour, plus he’s golf’s solely billionaire.

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2022 Open Championship

Tiger Woods gestures to the gang on the 18th inexperienced on the finish of his second spherical of The one hundred and fiftieth British Open on The Outdated Course at St Andrews in Scotland on July 15, 2022. (Photograph by Paul Ellis/AFP through Getty Photos)

4. Brooks Koepka – $69 million

On-course earnings: $53 million | Off-course earnings: $16 million

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Forbes estimates that Koepka acquired a $100 million assure from LIV, which helped carry his complete earnings during the last 12 months for a pleasant $69 million.

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LIV Golf Portland

Brooks Koepka walks in the direction of the sixth fairway throughout the first spherical of the LIV Golf event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Membership. (Photograph: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports activities)

3. Bryson DeChambeau – $86 million

On-course earnings: $66 million | Off-course earnings: $20 million

Forbes reported that the eight-time PGA Tour winner almost certainly acquired greater than $125 million and estimated he acquired half upfront. His $86 million during the last 12 months ranks greater than NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

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LIV Golf Bedminster

Former President Donald Trump with Bryson DeChambeau throughout the LIV Golf Bedminster pro-am. at Trump Nationwide in Bedminster, N.J. on July 28, 2022. (Photograph: The Document)

2. Dustin Johnson – $97 million

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On-course earnings: $68 million | Off-course earnings: $29 million

Johnson has at all times been concerning the Benjamins, which is sensible why he joined the LIV sequence. Forbes estimates the 38-year-old earned a $62 million signing bonus in Could to assist him attain the $97 million mark, ok to make him the fifth-highest-paid athlete on this planet.

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2022 Open Championship

Dustin Johnson waves to the gang on the seventeenth inexperienced throughout the second spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St. Andrews Outdated Course. (Photograph: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports activities)

1. Phil Mickelson – $138 million

On-course earnings: $102 million | Off-course earnings: $36 million

Mickelson gained probably the most from being the eventual figurehead for gamers to make the transfer to LIV, but it surely got here at a value. Lefty misplaced sponsors and went on a four-month, self-imposed hiatus following some controversial feedback concerning the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia. The outcome? Forbes estimates a $200 million assure, with half probably coming upfront. Mickelson’s $138 million makes him the world’s highest-paid athlete during the last 12 months, beating worldwide soccer star Lionel Messi, who earned $130 million.

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Phil Mickelson tees off on the seventeenth gap throughout the first spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship golf event at St. Andrews Outdated Course. (Photograph: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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