And then The Masters happened.
Much has changed in the world in between the 12 years between Tiger’s most recent and last Master’s victories.
One thing that hasn’t changed much is Tiger’s ability to earn a living. While Woods hasn’t won many purses in the last decade, the 43-year-old legend still pulls in bank thanks to endorsement deals and sponsorships.
Business Insider broke down exactly how Woods accumulated his estimated $800 million net worth.
Here are just a few of Woods’ biggest paydays on and off the course:
- Woods leads his sport in career prize winnings with an estimated total of $122.5 million.
- The 2019 Tour Championship earned Tiger a $4.6 million payday.
- A deal to play exclusively with Bridgestone Golf balls is estimated to be between $1-$2 million a year.
- Woods reportedly cashes checks from Monster beverages worth an estimated $2 million a year
- His past club deal with Nike was worth an estimated $11 million per year, and his current contract with Taylor Made is unknown but obviously at least equal.
- Woods still has the Nike apparel deal, worth an estimated $20 million per year.
Making money is fun, but spending all that loot is way more fun. So how does Eldrick blow his millions?
“For one, Woods likes to travel in style. He bought a 155-foot yacht named Privacy for $20 million in 2004. Woods also owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet, which is worth about $54 million.
He reportedly flew commercial for the first time in 10 years in 2017.
When he isn’t traveling, Woods is at his $55 million home in Jupiter, Florida. The 10-acre estate was built from scratch for Woods and features a pitch-and-putt golf course, as well as a private dock.”
But while Tiger is a god among men in the gold world, he’s still just a guy like the rest of us.
During an interview with Stephen Colbert in 2016, Woods admitted to playing eight hours of “Call of Duty” a day while recovering from back surgery. He also takes a ton of shit from his friends like Peyton Manning and serial texter Bubba Watson.
Woods’ fortune is likely to grow over the next two decades thanks to endorsements, designing golf courses and Nike clothing deals that will last until the end of days.
He’ll likely end up a billionaire but the end of the twenty-tens.
But will Tiger win another major tournament? One guy seems to thinks so.
[via Business Insider]