It's hard to believe but Tiger Woods has surpassed the $1.3 billion mark in total life earnings and he might be on his way to doubling that before all is said and done.
Golf Digest released its annual top 50 earners list and Woods at $83 million tops the list.
Ron Sirak wrote about how Woods used a number of $80+ million years to get to that $1.3 billion mark.
"That formula has held for decades in golf, and even with the massive amounts Tiger Woods has won on the golf course -- more than $155 million, according to this 11th annual Golf Digest 50 money list -- it reflects less than 12 percent of his more than $1.3 billion in career earnings."
That's insane for as much as Woods has won.
The article goes on to detail which major is the most lucrative to win (you already know), why Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer still make so much money, and why some golfers are actually turning down endorsements.
It ends with a great quote by Tiger's agent Mark Steinberg.
"When Tiger gets his 15th major, there are going to be tremors. Winning one and being three majors away [from Nicklaus' record] is a lot different than being four away and not having won a major in five years. It just sounds better. Believability returns."
I think $1.3 billion is enough believability for me.