Who makes the most money in pro golf? Here are the game’s top earners

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Tiger Woods surveys the green during the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

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The latest Golf Digest Top 50 is out. These are golf’s top earners.

A few notables:
47. Paula Creamer On-Course: $764,270 Off-Course: $4,500,000 Total: 5,264,270
42. Michelle Wie On-Course: $2,024,796 Off-Course: $4,350,000 Total: 6,374,796
41. Stacy Lewis On-Course: $2,720,750 Off-Course: $3,900,000 Total: $6,620,750
25. Graeme McDowell On-Course: $4,194,228 Off-Course: $5,200,000 Total: $9,469,991
20. Bernhard Langer On-Course $4,520,314 Off-Course: $5,600,000 Total: $10,120,314
19. Martin Kaymer On-Course: $6,114,169 Off-Course: $5,000,000 Total: $11,114,169
17. Greg Norman On-Course: $80,000 Off-Course: $12,000,000 Total: $12,080,000
16. Jordan Speith On-Course: $6,311,404 Off-Course: $5,950,000 Total: $12,261,404
12. Rickie Fowler On-Course: $5,880,284 Off-Course: $8,750,000 Total: $14,630,284
11. Gary Player On-Course: $0 Off-Course: 15,000,000 Total: $15,000,000
10. Bubba Watson On-Course: $9,361,978 Off-Course: $5,750,000 Total: $15,111,978

And the Top 5
5. Jack Nicklaus On-Course: $47,250 Off-Course: $22,000,000 Total: $22,047,250
4. Arnold Palmer On-Course: $0 Off-Course: $40,000,000 Total: $40,000,000
3. Rory McIlroy On-Course: $14,183,976 Off-Course: $35,000,000 Total: $49,183,976
2. Phil Mickelson On-Course: $2,238,019 Off-Course: $48,500,000 Total: $50,738,019
1. Tiger Woods On-Course: $610,775 Off-Course: $54,500,000 Total: $55,110,775

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