Tiger Woods features in Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018’ list with his current net worth at $800m.
Star Wars creator George Lucas tops the list with $5.4bn, with Woods in T9th alongside author James Patterson.
Woods returned to the PGA Tour in 2018 after a fourth back surgery last April and was arguably the story of the golfing year.
The 14-time major won again and had strong showings in the year’s final two majors, with a T6 at The Open, where he had the lead at the halfway stage, and a runner-up finish at the USPGA.
His 2018 season was lucrative on the course, with winnings of just under $5.5m, whilst his net worth rose $50m for the year.
It now stands at $800m and he is by far the richest professional golfer on the planet, with Phil Mickelson in second with an estimated current net worth of $375m.
Woods was one of just two athletes in Forbes’ America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018 list, with basketball star Michael Jordan up in 4th with a net worth of $1.7bn.
Source – Golf Monthly