Date: January 09, 2014
Author: Agencies

Woods tops $1 billion career earnings

Tiger Woods has topped $1.3 billion in career earnings with $83 million in income last year. Woods, a 14-time major champion, topped golf&aposs Rich List for the 11th time in its 11-year history with $83,091,508, including an estimated $71 million off the course and more than $12 million in prize money. US magazine Golf Digest says Woods winnings of more than $155 million reflect less than 12 percent of his career earnings, with $1.16 billion coming from endorsements since his pro debut in 1996, a figure that continues to increase. A Woods deal with gaming giants EA Sports ended at the conclusion of 2013. Second on the Golf Digest list for 2013 income was Phil Mickelson at $52,009,156, with an estimated $45 million in endorsements and other non-prize money income. The US left-hander won last year s British Open and hopes to complete a career Grand Slam by winning this year s US Open, an event where he is a record six-time runner-up. Emirates Australian Open champion Rory McIlroy was sixth on the list following his sponsorship agreement with Nike earlier in the year. Australia&aposs Masters champion Adam Scott was eighth with an estimated $15,648,068 from his headline year. Six Emirates Australian Open Champions featured on the list. Arnold Palmer third, Jack Nicklaus fourth and Gary Player seventh. Australian legend Greg Norman was tenth on the list of earnings for 2013.