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Woods' career earnings top $1.3 billion

ESPN staff
January 7, 2014
Just 12% of Woods' earnings since turning pro have come from playing golf © Getty Images

Tiger Woods' career earnings have pushed past $1.3 billion, according to a report published in the February issue of Golf Digest.

The report estimates that 88% of the money Woods has earned since turning pro in 1996 - $1.16 billion - has come from off-the-course endorsements.

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Woods made $71 million in off-the-course earnings to go with his $12 million on the greens in 2013. His $83 million total take was good enough to top the 11th annual Golf Digest 50 money list for yet another year.

After earning more than $100 million in endorsements in 2008 and 2009, Woods' off-the-course take underwent a hit due to his extramarital affairs.

Things have rebounded slightly from a low of $62 million in endorsement money in 2011, according to the report. But Woods recently lost another deal, as Electronic Arts and Woods announced they were mutually parting ways at the end of 2013 after a 15-year relationship.

Rounding out the top five earners were Phil Mickelson ($52 million), Arnold Palmer ($40 million), Jack Nicklaus ($26 million) and FedEx Cup winner Henrik Stenson, who earned a remarkable $19 million on the course, but only $2.8 million in endorsements.

Rory McIlroy finished in sixth with $18 million in endorsements and $2.6 million on the course. McIlroy signed a huge Nike deal but only finished with one win, the Australian Open, in 2013.

The magazine also noted that the $40 million earned by the 84-year-old Palmer represented his greatest financial year, 40 years after his last PGA Tour win.

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