Tiger Woods is one of the most accomplished golfers of all time. His 15 pro majors and 81 career PGA tournament victories place him amongst the greatest golfers and greatest athletes ever. His lucrative endorsement deals and tournament winnings add up to a hefty net worth.
Tiger Woods Net Worth as of 2019: $740 Million
Since turning pro in 1996, Woods has amassed a great deal of wealth and success. His victories on tour have netted him millions of dollars in prize money. However, his tournament wins only account for less than 10 percent of his total net worth. Most of Woods staggering wealth comes from his endorsement deals and sponsorships. Over the years as a pro, Woods’ near-billion dollar net worth shows that he has been one of the most popular and recognizable athletes of the past two decades.
1996 – 2003
25 Aug 1996: Tiger Woods celebrates after scoring an eagle during the U.S. Amateur Championships at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Cornelius, Oregon.
Woods turned pro in 1996 after an immensely successfully amateur career that saw him win three straight U.S amateur titles. He won twice in 1996 and rose to number 33 in the world rankings and 25th on the money list. Over the next few years, Woods would become the youngest golfer ever to rise to number one in the world, win his first major in 1997, and began his dominance of the golfing world. In 2001 Woods became the first golfer ever to hold all four major championships at once. Woods was signed by NIKE in 1996, and they built their entire golf division around him for over two decades. Woods was also signed early on by Titleist and added to his brand later on with deals for Gatorade, EA Sports, Rolex, and others.
2003 – 2009
Woods continued to dominate the PGA Tour as he came into his prime. He won a total of 20 times from 2003-2006, included seven consecutive wins. Woods won his 14th major in 2008 at the U.S. Open and underwent knee surgery after that tournament. He still finished second on the money list that year, despite only playing in six tournaments. In 2009, Woods came back from the knee surgery and led the tour in money and victories. His perfect career track and brand would change in late 2009.
2009 – 2017
Woods’ image was forever changed on November 27, 2009. A car accident on his front lawn was the result of a dispute between Woods and his then-wife Elin Nordegren. In the days and weeks following the news came out about Woods infidelity, and Woods checked into a sex addiction clinic in December 2009. Shortly after, Woods is dropped by Gatorade and AT&T and loses millions in potential sponsorship deals. Since trying to return to golf in 2011, Woods has had a variety of ailments and injuries which have resulted in surgeries and pulling out of tournaments. He recently underwent back surgery in April 2017 and said in a statement that he hopes to return to playing golf soon.
Woods is back in the news after an arrest for DUI in the early morning hours on May 29, 2017. Woods was booked and released on his on recognizance.
Police report for Tiger Woods: pic.twitter.com/W6shHFpl3A
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) May 30, 2017
The recently released DUI probable cause affidavit and other arrest documents show that Woods’ blood alcohol level was registered at .000.
Professional golfer Tiger Woods has struggled to stay healthy over the last few years due to various injury setbacks but now he is fit and ready to play full-time in 2018.
2019 – Present
Tiger Woods will make his 2019 calendar debut at Farmers Insurance Open, on Wednesday 16th the tournament made the official announcement.
Woods won the 2019 Masters, his first major tournament win in 11 years.