They are saying cash talks, which partly explains LIV Golf’s “Golf, however Louder” motto.
In keeping with a report from Forbes on the highest-paid golfers on the 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 high 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 yr beneath (all figures courtesy of Forbes).
10. Charl Schwarzel – $34 million
On the right track earnings: $30 million | Astray 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 in the course of 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 Pictures)
9. Patrick Reed – $37 million
On the right track earnings: $34 million | Astray 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 is a member of the sequence. The 31-year-old now rocks the model on nearly each article of clothes he wears when he performs.
Patrick Reed performs a apply spherical forward of The one hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews Previous Course in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Pictures)
8. Jordan Spieth – $39 million
On the right track earnings: $8 million | Astray earnings: $31 million
Spieth has been adamant in his assist for the PGA Tour over LIV, and it reveals 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.
Jordan Spieth takes questions throughout his media session forward of a apply spherical for the one hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews Previous Course in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Pictures)
7. Sergio Garcia – $42 million
On the right track earnings: $35 million | Astray earnings: $7 million
Identical to the earlier two LIV gamers, Garcia’s inflated on-course earnings mirror simply how financially useful it’s to play the no-cut, assured cash sequence.
Sergio Garcia walks off the eleventh tee in the course of the second spherical of the PGA Championship golf match at Southern Hills Nation Membership. (Photograph: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports activities)
6. Rory McIlroy – $43 million
On the right track earnings: $9 million | Astray earnings: $34 million
McIlroy has been the face of the anti-LIV motion for the PGA Tour, and similar to Spieth it reveals in his earnings.
Rory McIlroy reacts after a putt on the fifth fairway in the course of the closing spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship golf match at St Andrews Previous Course. (Photograph: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports activities)
5. Tiger Woods – $68 million
On the right track earnings: $43,500 | Astray earnings: $68 million
Woods’ on-course earnings are price amusing seeing as he is performed sparingly during the last yr 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 is not shocking seeing because the 15-time main champion’s legacy is the Tour, plus he is golf’s solely billionaire.
Tiger Woods gestures to the group on the 18th inexperienced on the finish of his second spherical of The one hundred and fiftieth British Open on The Previous Course at St Andrews in Scotland on July 15, 2022. (Photograph by Paul Ellis/AFP through Getty Pictures)
4. Brooks Koepka – $69 million
On the right track earnings: $53 million | Astray earnings: $16 million
Forbes estimates that Koepka obtained a $100 million assure from LIV, which helped raise his complete earnings during the last yr for a pleasant $69 million.
Brooks Koepka walks in the direction of the sixth fairway in the course of the first spherical of the LIV Golf match at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Membership. (Photograph: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports activities)
3. Bryson DeChambeau – $86 million
On the right track earnings: $66 million | Astray earnings: $20 million
Forbes reported that the eight-time PGA Tour winner almost certainly obtained greater than $125 million and estimated he received half upfront. His $86 million during the last yr ranks increased than NFL quarterback Tom Brady.
Former President Donald Trump with Bryson DeChambeau in the course of the LIV Golf Bedminster pro-am. at Trump Nationwide in Bedminster, NJ on July 28, 2022. (Photograph: The Document)
2. Dustin Johnson – $97 million
On the right track earnings: $68 million | Astray earnings: $29 million
Johnson has at all times been in regards to the Benjamins, which is smart 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, adequate to make him the fifth-highest-paid athlete on the planet.
Dustin Johnson waves to the group on the seventeenth inexperienced in the course of the second spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St Andrews Previous Course. (Photograph: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports activities)
1. Phil Mickelson – $138 million
On the right track earnings: $102 million | Astray earnings: $36 million
Mickelson gained probably the most from being the eventual figurehead for gamers to make the transfer to LIV, however it got here at a price. Lefty misplaced sponsors and went on a four-month, self-imposed hiatus following some controversial feedback in regards to the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia. The consequence? 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 yr, beating worldwide soccer star Lionel Messi, who earned $130 million.
Phil Mickelson tees off on the seventeenth gap in the course of the first spherical of the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship golf match at St Andrews Previous Course. (Photograph: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports activities)