I am preoccupied by money. Who has it, who controls it, and who’s earning it. So when news ofpennyless progressing this week, it reminded me of only how small Tiger Woods has done in his PGA Tour career.
Yes, how little.
The PGA Tour’s career gain list appears magisterial until we start comparing it to other sports. Here’s a demeanour during a all-time tip 10 by a 2019 Players Championship.
- Tiger Woods — $115.9 million
- Phil Mickelson — $90.2 million
- Vijay Singh — $71.2 million
- Jim Furyk — $70.3 million
- Dustin Johnson — $59 million
- Justin Rose — $51.3 million
- Adam Scott — $50.7 million
- Ernie Els — $49.2 million
- Sergio Garcia — $48.7 million
- Matt Kuchar — $46.9 million
The large premonition here, of course, is that guys like Els, Woods and Mickelson make gobs of income off a march and mostly do to a balance of $40-50 million a year. That’s not always a box with a stars of other sports since of a aim markets of any competition and a mostly high normal disposable income that exists among golf fans.
The career ball gain list is incredible, though. Whereas a sixth-highest on-course earner on a PGA Tour, Justin Rose, has warranted only over $50 million, a sixth-highest in MLB history, Carlos Beltran, has warranted over $220 million.
Basketball is some-more of a same. LeBron James dwarfs everybody during $270 million, and only behind him are Dirk Nowitzki ($252 million), Dwight Howard ($234 million), Chris Paul ($222 million) and Pau Gasol ($215 million).
In football, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers have all surfaced a $200 million mark, and Manning has some-more than doubled his on-course earnings. Eli Manning!
Incredibly, even Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have warranted some-more personification tennis than Tiger and Mickelson have warranted on a course.
So we can see because $9 million matches over Thanksgiving are now a thing and how underpaid these superstars have been over a march of their vast careers.
Timing apparently matters a lot here. Woods helped chaperon in — and is a reason for! — all a income in golf these days. He doesn’t indispensably get to reap all of a on-course benefits, though guys like D.J., Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth ($38 million) will. Also, other sports have bigger audiences and incomparable followings. They are means to beget some-more revenue, that matters, nonetheless we would disagree nobody in those leagues accounts for a commission of their league’s income that Tiger does in golf.
Here are a few other records we found when doing this research, mostly on a large 3 American sports of MLB, a NBA and a NFL (obviously soccer players would vanquish Woods in this category, too, though we didn’t feel like dabbling in sell rates for an hour).
• The following athletes have some-more than doubled Tiger’s on-course earnings: Eli Manning, Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, CC Sabathia and Miguel Cabrera.
• The following athletes have (hilariously?) done some-more income than Tiger over a march of their careers: Alex Smith, Joe Flacco, Andrew Bogut, Hunter Pence, Jayson Werth and Bartolo Colon.
• Austin Rivers has done some-more in his on-court career than Rory McIlroy. Rivers is 3 years younger.