20 Golfers Who Make More Money Endorsing Products Than Playing Golf

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Even though prize winnings at big-time golf tournaments continue to rise, the vast majority of money in the sport is still made off the course.Golf Digest released its list of the highest-earning golfers of 2012 today.

The top 10 players made $400 million combined in 2012 — much of which came through endorsements, licensing fees, and appearances.

20 active players from the list made more money off the course than on it.

Tiger Woods found himself on the list, but his Nike buddy Rory McIlroy still made more money playing golf than endorsing products in 2012.

Yani Tseng ($3.5 million off the course)

On course: $1.5 million

Off course: $3.5 million

Sponsors: Acer, Audi Taiwan, Titleist

Source: Golf Digest

Miguel Angel Jimenez ($4 million off the course)

On course: $900,058

Off course: $4 million

Sponsors: Lacoste, Schueco, PING

Source: Golf Digest

Ai Miyazato ($4 million off the course)

On course: $1.4 million

Off course: $4 million

Sponsors: Oakley, Bridgestone

Source: Golf Digest

Dustin Johnson ($4.5 million off the course)

On course: $4.3 million

Off course: $4.5 million

Sponsors: Adidas, TaylorMade, Marquis Jets

Source: Golf Digest

Paula Creamer ($4.5 million off the course)

On course: $875,574

Off course: $4.5 million

Sponsors: Adidas, CDW, TaylorMade

Source: Golf Digest

Retief Goosen ($4.7 million off the course)

On course: $1.4 million

Off course: $4.7 million

Sponsors: Adidas, Rolex, Netjets

Source: Golf Digest

Camilo Villegas ($5 million off the course)

On course: $553,359

Off course: $5 million

Sponsors: Cafe de Colombia, TaylorMade, Rolex

Source: Golf Digest

Adam Scott ($5 million off the course)

On course: $3.8 million

Off course: $5 million

Sponsors: Mercedes, Titleist, Rolex

Source: Golf Digest

Darren Clarke ($5 million off the course)

On course: $276,187

Off course: $5 million

Sponsors: Dunlop, TayorMade, YourGolfTravel.com

Source: Golf Digest

KJ Choi ($6 million off the course)

On course: $1 million

Off course: $6 million

Sponsors: Miura Golf, PING

Source: Golf Digest

Jim Furyk ($5.5 million off the course)

On course: $4 million

Off course: $5.5 million

Sponsors: 5-Hour Energy, TaylorMade, Adidas

Source: Golf Digest

Padraig Harrington ($6 million off the course)

On course: $2.7 million

Off course: $6 million

Sponsors: Titleist, Wilson, Footjoy

Source: Golf Digest

Davis Love III ($7 million off the course)

On course: $1.5 million

Off course: $7 million

Sponsors: Bridgestone, McGladrey

Source: Golf Digest

Luke Donald ($7.5 million off the course)

On course: $6.8 million

Off course: $7.5 million

Sponsors: Polo Ralph Lauren, Titleist, RBC

Source: Golf Digest

Lee Westwood ($7.5 million off the course)

On course: $5.8 million

Off course: $7.5 million

Sponsors: UPS, Ping, Audemar Piguet

Source: Golf Digest

Ryo Ishikawa ($8 million off the course)

On course: $1.6 million

Off course: $8 million

Sponsors: Callaway, Panasonic (ended after 2013), Toyota

Source: Golf Digest

Sergio Garcia ($10 million off the course)

On course: $3.3 million

Off course: $10 million

Sponsors: Adidas, Omega, Maxfli

Source: Golf Digest

Ernie Els ($14 million off the course)

On course: $4.6 million

Off course: $14 million

Sponsors: Boeing, Callaway, SAP, RBC

Source: Golf Digest

Phil Mickelson ($40 million off the course)

On course: $5.3 million

Off course: $40 million

Sponsors: Barclays, Callaway, KPMG

Source: Golf Digest

Tiger Woods ($77 million off the course)

On course: $9.1 million

Off course: $77 million

Sponsors: Nike, EA Sports, Rolex

Source: Golf Digest

Check out the entire list over at Golf Digest

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