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Want to hit the ball longer and straighter – Right here!

Want to hit the ball longer and straighter – Right here!

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All golfers want to hit the ball longer!  They also want to hit it straight!  Tough thing to do.  

David MacKenzie of Golf State of Mind is one of the top performance coaches on the planet. He has some fabulous ideas on how to accomplish those goals.  Follow closely as David walks you through the critical phases.

.While watching the PGA Tour players at the Quicken Loans National yesterday, I noted several things that help them hit more fairways with the driver, but here’s what I believe to be the most significant:

Probably the biggest difference with the driver between the Tour player and amateur is tempo.

The driver is the only club that you want to hit as far as possible, so the tendency is to swing it hard and fast, which actually kills accuracy and distance.

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Tiger Woods’ tempo is better on the range than on the course!

The key to a consistent swing is the coordination of your upper and lower body. If your tempo is too fast, it’s hard to get this right. Tempo is arguably the most overlooked fundamental (alignment is a close second).

Your tempo should be the same no matter what club you are hitting. For example, your wedge swing should be the same tempo as your driver swing. Everyone has their own tempo – some quicker, some slower, but the relative speed of the back-swing to down-swing remains consistent. When it’s not, distance and accuracy become inconsistent. A Tour player’s tempo has a back-swing to down-swing ratio of 3:1, meaning the back-swing takes 3 times as long as the down-swing.

Set the tempo with your take-away

One thing you’ll notice as you watch Tour players hit the driver is how smooth and slow they take the club back from the ball. This sets the tempo and rhythm for the rest of the swing.

Adam Scott says: “The slower I take it back, the better my rhythm gets, which automatically puts me where I need to be at every stage of my back-swing. Plus, a slow takeaway gives you time to correct errors by the time you reach the top—which you can’t do if you snatch the club back.”

When you take the club back slower, you will have less tension in your grip and forearms, which can also kill your swing. It will also help you stay more balanced and centered over the ball during your back-swing – further keys for more distance and accuracy with the driver.

Pay attention to your tempo under pressure.

 We all have tendencies under pressure, which we need to be aware of, but probably the most common one is a faster tempo (with all clubs). If you’re playing an important round, notice your tempo during your practice swings and have a beat in your head you would like to reproduce during your actual swing.

Is tempo Tiger’s problem?

Peter Kostis, coach and CBS commentator seems to think so. Kostis compared 2 videos of Tiger’s driving range swing and swing during the tournament and it appears that his tempo is a lot quicker on the course, which is causing those crazy slices.

To read the rest of this story, go here!

Source: Golf State of Mind   David MacKenzie

Pictures: Chase McAlpine   Craig ONeal

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Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player’s Personality?

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player’s Personality?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Every player on both the PGA and LPGA Tour has their own unique personality.  

This is a fun article by Golf Swing by Swing to match their personalities with current cars.  I really like Rickie Fowler matching up with a Mustang – Boss 429.  Suits him perfectly!  What would you be?  My favorite car when I was younger was a Jaguar Mark 10.  Sleek and luxurious.  That’s me!

Adam Scott

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

The Australian moves serenely along every track, cruising over every bump. He’s a luxury model, but with plenty of power under the bonnet. He’s a Bentley.

Ian Poulter

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

You could never accuse the Englishman of being understated, or quiet. He is a big, noisy but expensive Lamborghini Huracan, finished in bright yellow, with pink trim. And green tires!

Paula Creamer

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

Pretty and pink. Powerful and pink. Practical and pink. A Mini Cooper. A pink Mini Cooper, obviously.

Rickie Fowler

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

It doesn’t really matter, as long as it is bright orange and has something big, powerful and noisy under the hood. We are thinking maybe a Ford Mustang – Boss 429.

Rory McIlroy

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

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Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ at Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ Launch and First Run, Silverstone, England, 22 February 2018.

Rory is the best. Rory is the biggest hitter. Rory’s swing is a thing of beauty. Rory McIlroy is a world beater. He is a winner. McIlroy is a Mercedes Formula One racing car.

Henrik Stenson

Which car matches a PGA or LPGA Tour Player's Personality?

You think that because Stenson is Swedish, safe and reliable that we are going to compare him with a Volvo, don’t you? When did you last see a Volvo engine blowing up? When did you last see a Volvo self-harming? No, Stenson is an Alfa Romeo.

Check out the other 6 Players and their matching cars!

Source: Swing by Swing

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Adam Scott's Career Went from World No 1 to Forgetful in 365 Days!

Adam Scott’s Career Went from World No 1 to Forgetful in 365 Days!

Adam Scott’s Career Went from World No 1 to Forgetful in 365 Days!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

What a difference a year can make in the career of a professional golfer.  We have seen many really great players slowly fade into the distance without rhyme or reason.  A few that come to mind are David Duval, Mike Weir, Aaron Baddeley, and Ian Baker-Finch.  Is Adam Scott doomed to be on this list?   My personal opinion is that he needs to get his former caddie, Steve Williams, back on the bag, no matter what it takes.  Steve is the missing ingredient right now.  I hope he does.

A full 365 days ago, Adam Scott was the World No. 1, en route to winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Oh, what a year can do.

Not only has his game slipped, but he’s not even the most popular Adam Scott during a Google search.

Adam Scott's Career Went from World No 1 to Forgetful in 365 Days!

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Scott’s stretch of golf following his plaid jacket victory last season was very consistent, never finishing worse than T16. For 11 weeks, Scott was the world’s top-ranked player, but ever since Rory McIlroy regained that spot, things have been different.

It’s not like Scott’s beautiful swing has disappeared this year, either. Scott’s world ranking has dropped to No. 11, but he still ranks fourth in driving distance, fifth in strokes gained: tee to green, and eighth in ball striking.

However, his last six starts have gone: cut, T35, T38, T52, T38, cut. Scott hadn’t missed a cut since May 2012, but he has already missed two this season.

So what’s wrong with Scott in 2015? The major problem with his game right now is putting.

As the old saying goes: “Drive for show and putt for dough.”

Scott ranks 176th in total putting and 90th in putting average. Compared to last season, those statistics are atrocious.

In 2014, Scott was one of the best overall putters on the PGA Tour, ranking fourth in putting average and 54th in total putting.

Putting average ranks greens in regulation putts, which means Scott was capitalizing on his birdie putts almost more than any other player on Tour.

The hot topic surrounding putting over the past two years has been the anchoring-putting ban, with Scott being at the forefront of it. After trying a short putter to begin the season, Scott has still decided to use his anchored putter until it’s banned.

Via Rex Hoggard of Golf Central, Scott explained his decision to stick with the anchored putter.

“I’ll have time again at the end of the year to make a change and probably have a little more or a better understanding of exactly what I want to do with it now that I have at least played a couple of events with the shorter putter.”

Although his results have been similar with both putters, Scott wants to stick with the putter that helped him win the 2013 Masters.

Speaking of the Masters, the man who was on the bag for him during that momentous victory isn’t with him anymore. Caddies never receive enough credit for a player’s victory, but Steve Williams isn’t any ordinary caddie.

In only three years, the duo won four times on the PGA Tour, including Scott’s only major championship. Not only that, but Scott was able to become the No. 1 player in the world with Williams on the bag.

Williams caddied for Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and was with Tiger Woods for 13 of his 14 majors, so it’s no accident that similar success transitioned with Scott.

It’s clear that Scott misses Williams by his side. He shared his thoughts with Brian Wacker, via PGATour.com, following their separation.

“Steve has been an integral part of my team in a period where I have fulfilled some of my lifetime golfing goals,” Scott said. “His dedication and professionalism have been without question, and his friendship is highly valued.”

If it wasn’t for Williams, Scott might not even have “Masters champion” beside his name.

Williams actually shook off Scott’s initial read during the playoff, before Scott trusted his caddie and drained his Masters-winning putt.

“The winning putt might be the highlight of my career, because he asked me to read it,” Williams told The Associated Press (h/t Golf Channel).

It’s not certain if Scott asked Williams for reads during every tournament, but that could be what Scott is missing this season. No disrespect to Mike Kerr—Scott’s current caddie—but it’s tough to replicate the expertise that Williams possessed.

Another factor within Scott’s recent problems could be his family life. Scott is a new father, and those sleepless nights could be getting to him. Scott typically resides in his home in the Bahamas or in Switzerland, which means life on the PGA Tour is far away from family.

His wife doesn’t attend many tournaments either, so the absence of his family and a father figure like Williams on the road could be having a major impact on his golf game.

Putting is more mental than anything, and a cloudy mind can lead to more three-putts.

Adam Scott’s Career Went from World No 1 to Forgetful in 365 Days!

Once Scott figures out his putting woes, he’ll be back in the winner’s circle in a hurry, but until then, missed cuts may be a regular occurrence.

However, maybe all Scott needs is a visit to his happy place.

As the defending champion at Colonial this week, those winning memories may be what Scott needs to turn his game around.

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The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour - #3 was a surprise to me!

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour – #3 was a surprise to me!

 

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour – #3 was a surprise to me!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Lag putting is something amateurs do not practice much. 

Go to any putting green and watch golfers before they tee off. They will hit some 10 footers, some 3 footers, and then hit a few long putts but pay no attention to where the ball finishes.  After they have hit their long putts, they’ll pick up their balls and head over to the first tee.  Spending 7 to 10 minutes working on lag putting, getting the greens’ feel before you go out will help lower your score.  And remember to do this drill before each and every round because the greens’ pace varies from day to day, even on the same course.  Of course, if you are playing away from your home course, even more important!

Mark Brodie, writing for golf.com, has selected the top 5 lag putters on the PGA Tour.  You’ll be surprised at the stats, and this might even encourage you to work on this part of your game even more!

#3 Ricky Barnes surprised me, as he is not a regular contender on Tour.  Looks like if Ricky worked more on his long game, he might make an impact!

If you guessed between three and seven, you’re in good company with most of my golf friends. But the right answer is a measly 1.4 holed putts!

Tournament highlight reels lead us to believe that pros sink putts from just about everywhere. So it’s surprising to learn that even Tour winners only average 2.4 holed putts of 22 feet or longer in the week of their victory. That’s far less than one long holed putt per round.

Since 2012, only two golfers have sunk eight long putts in a tournament: Billy Horschel at the 2014 BMW Championship (which he won) and Chris Stroud at the 2014 Crowne Plaza Colonial (T14).

Why do the world’s best players hole so few long putts? Simply put, making long putts is harder than it looks. Tour pros sink only 7 percent of their 30-footers. That small chance of success from long-range—coupled with only 21 attempts per four rounds, on average—leads to few hole-outs from downtown.

Here are the best long putters from the 2014 season, based on strokes gained per round on putts starting 22 feet or more from the hole:

1. Adam Scott.

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour - #3 was a surprise to me!

Adam Scott is the best lag putter on the PGA Tour.

2. Rory McIlroy.

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour - #3 was a surprise to me!

The #1 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, would not be there without great lag putting.

3. Ricky Barnes.

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour - #3 was a surprise to me!

The biggest surprise to me is Ricky Barnes at #3 in lag putting in 2014. He is currently not in the top #300 in the World Golf Rankings

 

4. Graeme McDowell.

Graeme McDowell is constantly working on his putting stroke. That is why he is #4 in lag putting on the PGA Tour.

 

5. Steve Stricker.

Steve Stricker is one of the best putters on the PGA Tour.

Let’s examine how weekend golfers stack up to the likes of Adam, Rory, and the rest. For putts that start between 25 and 35 feet, Tour pros leave only one in four putts outside of three feet from the hole. Guys like you and me, however, leave one in four outside of five feet of the hole. The main reason recreational golfers sink slightly less than one long putt (from 22 feet or longer) in four rounds? Poor distance control.

To save strokes from far out, like the players above, your goal should be to leave your long putts as close to the hole as possible. If they go in, it’s a bonus.

Try my “Perfect 10” game, which gauges your distance control and measures your progress on long putts. Here’s how to play: On a practice green, hit 10 putts from 25 to 35 feet in length to different holes—say, three from 25 feet, four from 30 feet, and three from 35 feet. Switch up the distances and combine a mix of uphill, downhill, and sidehill putts. Give yourself one point for each putt that finishes within three feet of the hole, and subtract one point for each putt that finishes outside three feet. As the name suggests, 10 is a perfect score, but don’t expect to reach such lofty lag-putting heights. I’ve found that 90-shooters average a score of zero, 80-shooters average two points, and Tour pros typically score five points. My advice: Simply try to improve on your score.

In 2014, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan significantly improved their long putting under the tutelage of putting coach David Orr, who offers some advice below. Between Orr’s drills and a few games of “Perfect 10,” you’ll be lag putting it a lot closer—and holing out a lot more often.

KNOCK IT CLOSE FROM DOWNTOWN.

Many weekend players make a backstroke on long putts that are too short and a follow-through that’s too long. An overly short backstroke requires additional muscular effort to get the ball to the hole, which results in poor touch and inconsistent distance control. With a backstroke of the proper length, the putter can just swing and let the ball get in the way. To home in on the actual length of your backstroke, hit putts from 5, 10, 20, and 40 feet and watch closely to see how your backstroke naturally increases with the putt distance.

Next, hit the same-length putt three times with different backstroke lengths: a short backstroke with a long follow-through, a long backstroke with a short but quick follow-through, and backstroke and follow-through of equal length. The last one should feel the best. Getting used to that feel will help you hole more putts. — David Orr is the director of instruction for Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management Program.

The Top 5 Lag Putters on the PGA Tour – #3 was a surprise to me!

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Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 – #7 really surprised me!

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 – #7 really surprised me!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

These are the richest golfers of 2015!

As you will see, the richest are not necessarily the best golfers in 2015, but their stellar careers allow them to continue earning at a prolific rate well after their great careers are over.  Off-course endorsement makes up the bulk of the 50 and over set.  We all know that Tiger Woods is #1 in earnings because of his off-course endorsements, so even though his golf game is on the wane right now, his earnings potential still leaves him on top.  However, the biggest surprise to me at #7 was Gary Player, who earned more money than the #5 player in the world rankings, Adam Scott!

Here is Sporteology.com report on the top 10 richest golfers in 2015!

 Golf is widely reckoned as one of the highest paying sports in the intact universe. As a typical myth, golf is also a game for the rich people. But since the last couple of decades, golf has proved itself as one of the most played sports in the planet. Irrespective of its participation from different economic classes, it still maintains its position as the highest earning sports of the modern days.

Famous players like Tiger Woods earn winning money in a million, which is nothing less than any other sports star from other genres. Woods also earned his career income in billions which is a commendable feat for any athlete. Other famous players who are involved in the PGA and European tours are also counted as the highest paid athletes. The golfers earn huge amounts of money from their endorsements and sponsors, besides which, they also get a decent amount as their winning income from various tours. So let us look at the Top 10 Richest Golfers in 2015.

Top 10 Richest Golfers 2015

1. Tiger Woods.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Tiger is still the #1 earner, even though his game is not.

American professional golfer Tiger Woods participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 79 PGA Tour titles and 40 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005. Tiger Woods earned the PGA Championships in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2000, 2005 and 2006, and achieved the title of the U.S. Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008. He reached the 1st place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $83,091,508 last season. He made a total of $12,091,508 on-course from his winnings and $71,000,000 off-course from his endorsements. Tiger Woods earned a total of $86,124,386 in the 2012-13 season with $9,124,386 on-course income and $77,000,000 off-course income.

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2. Phil Mickelson.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Phil is looking to get back into form in 2015.

American professional golfer Phil Mickelson participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He attained a total of 42 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 2004, 2006 and 2010. Phil Mickelson earned the PGA Championships in 2005. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship 2013, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013. He reached the 2nd place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $52,009,156 last season. He earned a total of $45,335,267 on-course from his winnings and $45,000,000 off-course from his endorsements. Phil Mickelson earned a total of $86,124,386 in the 2012-13 season with $5,335,267 as on-course income and $77,000,000 as off-course income.

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3. Arnold Palmer.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Arnold Palmer, sill earning a lot of money due to his popularity and charisma!

American professional golfer Arnold Palmer participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 62 PGA Tour titles and 2 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964. Arnold Palmer became the runner-up of the PGA Championships in 1964, 1968 and 1970. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship 2013, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1960. He reached the 3rd place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $40,000,000 last season. He earned a total of $40,000,000 off-course with his endorsements. Arnold Palmer made a total of $36,040,000 in the 2012-13 season with $40,000 as on-course income and $36,000,000 as off-course.

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4. Jack Nicklaus.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

The mantle is passed. Tiger watches the man who’s records he would love to beat.

American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 73 PGA Tour titles and 10 Champions Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the Masters Tournament in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986. Jack Nicklaus earned the PGA Championships in 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1980. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1966, 1970 and 1978, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980. He reached the 4th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $26,009,625 last season. He earned a total of $9,625 on-course from his winnings and $26,000,000 off-course from his endorsements. Jack Nicklaus earned a total of $28,047,000 in the 2012-13 season with $47,000 on-course income and $28,000,000 off-course income.

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5. Henrik Stenson.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Henrik Stenson continues his march up the World rankings!

Swedish professional golfer Henrik Stenson participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 4 PGA Tour tiles and 8 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the second runners up position in PGA Championships in 2013 and 2014. Henrik Stenson achieved the T14 position in the Masters Tournament in 2014. He became a runner-up in the Open Championship in 2013, and the U.S. Open T14 position in 2014. He achieved the 5th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $21,444,670 last season. He earned a total of $18,594,670 on-course from his winnings and earned $2,850,000 off-course from his endorsements.

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6. Rory McIlroy.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Rory’s association with Nike has helped boost his income by quite a bit!

Northern Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 9 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014. Rory McIlroy achieved the T8 position of the Masters Tournament in 2014. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2014 and the title of the U.S. Open in 2011. He achieved the 6th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $20,608,789 last season. He earned a total of $2,608,789 on-course from his winnings and $18,000,000 as off-course with his endorsements. Rory McIlroy earned a total of $22,582,782 in the 2012-13 season with $15,582,782 on-course income and $7,000,000 off-course income.

7. Gary Player.

Can you guess the top 10 richest golfers of 2015 - #7 really surprised me!

Gary Players was the biggest surprise for me on this list. Way to go Gary!

South African professional golfer Gary Player participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 24 PGA Tour tiles and 73 Sunshine Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He earned the Masters Tournament in 1961, 1974 and 1978. Gary Player won the PGA Championships in 1962 and 1972. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1959, 1968 and 1974, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1965. He achieved the 7th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $16,009,625 last season. He earned a total of $9,625 on-course as his winnings and $16,000,000 off-course as his endorsements. Gary Player earned a total of $14,012,000 in the 2012-13 season with $12,000 on-course income and $14,000,000 off-course income.

8. Adam Scott.

Adam Scott has dropped from #2 to #5 in the last year. Good Luck for 2015!

Australian professional golfer Adam Scott participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 11 PGA Tour titles and 9 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He won the T3 position in PGA Championships in 2006. Adam Scott achieved the first position in the Masters Tournament in 2013. He became runners up in the Open Championship in 2012, and the U.S. Open T9 position in 2014. He achieved the 8th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $15,648,068 last season. He made a total of $8,048,068 on-course from his winnings and $7,600,000 off-course with his endorsements. Adam Scott earned a total of $8,800,286 in the 2012-13 season with $3,800,286 as on-course income and $5,000,000 as off-course income.

9. Ernie Els.

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South African professional golfer Ernie Els participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 19 PGA Tour titles and 28 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He became the runner-up of the Masters Tournament in 2000 and 2004. Ernie Els won the T3 position of PGA Championships in 1995 and 2007. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 2002 and 2012, and the title of the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997. He reached the 9th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $14,689,536 last season. He earned a total of $2,189,536 on-course from his winnings and $12,500,000 off-course from his endorsements. Ernie Els earned a total of $18,610,625 in the 2012-13 season with $4,610,625 as on-course income and $14,000,000 as off-course income.

10. Greg Norman.

Greg Norman has always been one of the top businessmen on the PGA Tour.

Australian professional golfer Greg Norman participates in the PGA Tours and European Tours. He achieved a total of 20 PGA Tour titles and 14 European Tour titles in his active golfing career till now. He became the runner-up of the Masters Tournament in 1986, 1987 and 1996. Greg Norman won the T2 position of PGA Championships in 1986 and 1993. He also achieved the title of the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993, and reached the T2 position of the U.S. Open in 1984 and 1995. He achieved the 10th place in this year’s money list with a cumulative total income of $14,000,000 last season. He earned a total of $14,000,000 off-course from his endorsements. Greg Norman earned a total of $17,078,710 in the 2012-13 season with $78,710 as on-course income and $17,000,000 as off-course income.

Many other famous golfers such as Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose also proved themselves as one of the highest paid golfers. Sergio Garcia earned a total of $11,911,237 last season which includes $3,411,237 on-course income and $8,500,000 off-course income. Justin Rose, on the other hand, won a total of $11,753,672 that includes $6,253,672 winning money and $5,500,000 worth of endorsements.

Source : sporteology.com

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