Golf is one game that has proved its worth even on the moon because it is the only game to be ever played outside the earth by a human being. It comes as no surprise given the fact that games like Golf require only a very big playground, golf stick and some primary material it can be considered as one of the most ideal games that can be played on the moon. Coming back to the earth, even here Golf has created a very sensational effect in the minds of the people who play it.
It is said to be one of the only games that the richest of the people play, and most of the players to play this game on the top of the list of the richest athletes in the world. What makes this game even more interesting is the skill it requires rather than the grit and the effort. It is very difficult to anticipate and hit the ball directly into the Golf post and that is one skill that might even take years to master. Even though a lot of miniature versions of this game exist in places of fun, it is real golf that is a game of talent and skill.
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So, here is a list of the top 10 highest paid for successful golfers in the world
10. Gary player
Gary player is one of the most popular golfers in the world. He is a South African golfer who is quite famous throughout the world for performing quite well in 25 PGA tours, 73 Sunshine tours and 19 Champions tours. He got us world golf Hall of Fame in the year 1974 and was also the PGA tour’s leading money winner in 1961. He was awarded with the PGA tour lifetime achievement award for extraordinary golfing skills in the year 2012.
9. Justin rose
Justin Peter Rose was born on 30th of July 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa. He is a very tall golfer who is about 6 feet 2 inches in height and is quite famous for winning the US Open in the year 2013. He has had about 20 professional wins. He gained a lot of worldwide Fame when he got the gold medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when he presented Great Britain in golf. He also won the European tour order of merit award in the year 2007.
8. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler is one of the amazing young golfer who is born in United States on December 13th 1988. This American golfer went to the Oklahoma State University and turned into a professional goal for in the year 2009. He is quite popular throughout the golfing community for winning 3 PGA tour which includes the PGA Championship in the year 2014. He was awarded with the Ben Hogan award in the year 2008 and he also made it to the PGA tour Rookie of the Year award in 2010.
7. Jason day
Does extraordinary golfer who goes by the nickname Jay Day was born on 12th of November in the year 1987. He is an Australian national who made his professional entry into the game of golf in the year 2006. He has had about 15 professional wins and is quite famous for winning the PGA Championship in the year 2015. He was felicitated with the Mark H Mc Cormack award in the year 2016.
6. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus is a very legendary golfer who made his entry into golf in the year 1961. Born in Upper Arlington Ohio on January 21st 1940, this man has played a lot of golf throughout his career. He is known for winning about 18 major championships and for an extraordinary number of professional wins which sum up to 119. He also got a lot of awards like the world Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Congressional gold medal in 2015.
5. Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer is one of the most famous golfers of The United States of America. He was born on September 10th 1929 in Latrobe Pennsylvania. He attended Wake Forest College and has taken part in about 62 PGA tours. His significant achievements include the world Golf Hall of Fame, the PGA player of the year, sports illustrated sportsman of the Year and also a lot of achievement awards including the PGA to lifetime achievement award and old Tom Morris award. He is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid Successful Golfers in The World 2017.
4. Rory McIlroy
Rory Mc Ilroy is another famous golfer from Northern Ireland. He was born on 4th of May 1989 in Holywood County down of Northern Ireland. His career started in the year 2007 and after that he has won about 13 PGA tours. He won many significant awards including the PGA tour’s leading money winner in both 2012 and 2014 and the fedex Cup Championship which he received recently in 2016. He is one of the richest golfers in the world at 2017.
3. Tiger Woods
This extraordinary golfer requires no introduction as he still considered one of the most popular golfers in the world. Extraordinary golfer from the United States was born on December 30th 1975 in Cypress California. He rose to stardom after he turned into a professional golfer in the year 1996 and ever since has been rated as one of the best golfers in the world. He also maintain the position of the richest athlete in the world for quite a very long time and it still considered one of the best and most interesting athletes of the world.
2. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is one of the most interesting golfers of the world especially known for the fact that he is a Southpaw. He is also nicknamed as lefty and is one of the tallest golfers with the height of 6 feet 3 inches. Started his professional golf career in the year 1992 and has been one of the greatest golfers ever since. He won the world girls Hall of Fame award in the year 2012 and is still considered as one of the richest golfers of the world.
1. Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth requires no introduction as he is the richest golfer in the world. He is especially known for his exceptional abilities and golfing skills which have been displayed by him since he turned professional in the year 2012. He has got a lot of awards and achievements out of which some of the famous ones are the PGA tour’s leading money winner in the year 2015 and the PGA tour player of the year in 2015.
So, here was the list of the top 10 highest paid or successful golfers in the world 2017.