Tiger Woods is back.
After playing in just two tournaments in over two years and a tumultuous 10 months that included his fourth back surgery in four years and an arrest after being found asleep in his car on the side of the road, Woods is finally back. In fact, he looks so good, fans and fellow golfers are downright giddy.
This isn’t the first time Woods has needed to come back. His career was derailed by affairs and a subsequent divorce from his wife, and his return to golf dominance has been hampered by injuries.
But despite this, Woods is still worth an estimated $US740 million and is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time. That means plenty of cash to spend on yachts, private jets, megamansions, and video games.
Take a look at how he spends it all, below.
Tony Manfred and Mary Hanbury contributed reporting to a previous version of this article.
Tiger Woods has made more than $US1.4 billion since turning pro in 1996.
More than $US110 million of that came from on-course winnings. He’s No. 1 on the all-time money list, by far.
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Roger Federer recently passed Woods as the highest-paid athlete of all time from a non-team sport.
But the real money comes from off the course. At his peak in the late 2000s, Woods made $US100 million annually off the course. In 2016, he earned more than $US45 million in endorsement deals and course-design fees.
Woods has been with Nike since he turned pro in 1996. In 2013 he signed a $US200 million deal with the brand. Nike stuck with Woods despite his DUI charges in May.
He was ranked the 12th highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and has an estimated net worth of $US740 million.
Woods has hit other bumps in the road. In 2009, news broke that Woods had been cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren. Two days later, he crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant outside his house.
Source: Yahoo Sports
He was accused of having an affair with Rachel Uchitel, a New York nightclub manager. Months later, several other women came forward claiming they had affairs with Woods.
Many of Woods’ endorsement partners dropped him over the controversy. This included companies like AT&T, Gatorade, Gillette, Golf Digest, and Tag Heuer. His biggest partner, Nike, stuck with him.
The divorce settlement cost him a reported $US100 million in 2010.
And his golfing career started to turn sour. Woods hasn’t won a major golf championship since 2008 and has not had a tour win since 2013.
He has also been battling various injuries. When Woods was charged with DUI, he said it was due to an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Woods recently had a fourth surgery on his back and it was later shown he had five different drugs in his system at the time of the arrest.
Despite these problems, Woods continues to live a lavish lifestyle. After the divorce settlement, he reportedly considered selling his 155-foot long megayacht, “Privacy,” for $US25 million. However, the boat was not sold, and Woods now docks it in North Palm Beach, Florida.
He owns a 10-acre property in Jupiter, Florida, which was built from scratch just for Tiger at a cost of $US55 million.
Source: Palm Beach Post
It has a pitch-and-putt golf course, as well as a private dock.
Source: Palm Beach Post
Golf isn’t his only passion. Woods is really into spearfishing. He learned how to free dive so that he could spearfish without an air tank.
Source: Business Insider
He also likes to work out, maybe too much. His old coach Hank Haney said, “my opinion is he really overdoes that.”
Haney would also suggest that Woods pushed himself physically because he wanted to be viewed as an athlete, saying that Woods viewed injuries as “a way of being accepted into the fraternity of superstars who played more physical sports than golf.”
Tiger says he likes to practice all day, but when he was recovering from surgery he filled his time by playing “Call of Duty” eight hours a day with a 30-minute lunch break. Despite all that, Woods said he was still getting beat by seven-year-olds when he played online.
According to Rory McIlroy, the overtraining also causes Woods to struggle to sleep: “He struggles to sleep, which I think is an effect of overtraining, so I tell him to calm down sometimes. He’d be texting me at four o’clock in the morning: ‘Up lifting. What are you doing?'”
He even has his own restaurant in Jupiter. “After years of meals on the road, he decided to bring his vision of an elevated sports bar to life at home in Jupiter,” the website says.
Source: The Woods Jupiter
Even when he isn’t at home in Jupiter, he likes to bring a little bit of it with him. Woods reportedly replaces all of the furniture in the houses he rents during tournaments with his own, even if he’s only there for a few days.
Source: Business Insider
He likes to travel in style and owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet, worth about $US54 million.
In January, for the first time in 10 years, Woods took a commercial flight from LA to Dubai.
Woods has also been accused of being cheap. One story told of how Woods wanted to be just one of the guys when he was having lunch with a group of Navy Seals and did not pick up the check.
He devotes a ton of time and money to his at-risk youth charity, the Tiger Woods Foundation. In 2012, he gave $US12 million to the foundation.
Woods doesn’t just rely on his golf winnings and endorsements to fund his extravagant lifestyle. He also runs a golf design business. He opened his first US course in Houston in 2015 and is currently designing a Trump International Golf Club course in Dubai.
Source: USA Today
He is also picking up new endorsements. Since Nike got out of the equipment business, Woods has signed with Bridgestone to use their golf balls, and TaylorMade golf clubs.
He’s even partnered up with President Donald Trump. At the end of 2016, the two played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida. Woods told CNN that he was impressed by Trump’s golfing. “What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old,” he said.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 23, 2016
Woods has played with Barack Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton in the past.
While Woods is still extremely private about his private life, he appears to be dating again as he spent a lot of time with Erica Herman at the Presidents Cup. She served as the general manager for Woods’ restaurant.
This is Woods’ first public relationship since Lindsey Vonn. Those two became victims when somebody stole nude photos of the couple.
The good news, is that on the course, Woods finally looks healthy. He hasn’t won a tournament since 2013, but he could be ready to get back to his winning ways.
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