Tiger Woods is the worst maximum-paid athlete

Tiger Woods is the most overpaid athlete on the earth.

Woods, who is in threat of missing the minimize at the British Open up right after a brutal initial round Thursday, was the ninth-maximum paid out athlete of the earlier 12 months in accordance to a position by Forbes .

He made a lot more than $ 50 million. Most of that income came from endorsements. Nike ( NKE ) has ongoing to back again Woods even however he has been a shell of his former self.

Woods won just $ 600,000 in prize money from golf tournaments in the past 12 months. He missed the lower at previous month’s U.S. Open up.

And it will just take a miracle for him to make it to this weekend’s engage in at St. Andrews. He’s tied for 143rd — out of 156 players. ESPN analyst Paul Azinger even referred to him as a “center-of-the-pack hack” on Thursday. Ouch.

But most of the other athletes in Forbes’ top 10 position are nonetheless in close proximity to the top of their match.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was variety one — many thanks to the large paycheck he got for beating Manny Pacquiao in Might. Pacquiao arrived in next.

Certain, the combat may have not lived up to the buzz. But Mayweather is an undefeated champion who is ranked #one pound for pound by boxing bible The Ring . And Pacquio still ranks sixth in the globe despite losing to Mayweather.

Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are amount 3 and four on the Forbes record.

LeBron James did not earn the NBA championship this calendar year … but his efficiency in the Finals proves he is nonetheless one particular of the leading gamers in basketball. He rated 6th on the Forbes list.

Two other hoops stars created the prime 10 optimum-compensated athlete list too — Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. Equally of their seasons ended up cut short thanks to accidents. But they ended up every enjoying properly before getting hurt.

Tennis participant Roger Federer, who is thought to be earlier his primary, is nonetheless a contender. He just made it to the finals at Wimbledon, dropping to Novak Djokovic.

But Woods now ranks 241st in the world. The only golfer generating a lot more than him? Phil Mickelson.

Lefty’s very best golf may be driving him also. But he has the very least gained a main championship lately — the British Open in 2013. He also concluded in a tie for 2nd at this year’s Masters.

Tiger Woods’ previous key acquire was way back in 2008 — prior to a intercourse scandal dented his status and popularity and injuries crippled his golfing sport.

It will be intriguing to see how considerably for a longer time Tiger Woods stays between the optimum-paid out athletes if he retains stinking up the fairways.

He is previously misplaced a number of sponsorships in excess of the earlier number of many years. Advertisers like to associate them selves with winners.

Father Time is not on his aspect either. Tiger Woods turns forty in December. And there are two younger stars in golfing creating waves: Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

McIlroy is the reigning British Open up winner, but the 26-calendar year outdated is missing this year’s event due to an damage he sustained even though enjoying soccer. Oops!

Spieth, a 21-calendar year previous Texan, is striving to earn his 3rd major in a row.

Jordan Spieth: Getting ready for a Significant is ‘the enjoyable part’

Only two other golfers have carried out that. Tiger Woods was 1 of them. He won the U.S. Open up, British Open up and PGA in 2000 … and then won the Masters in 2001 to comprehensive the Tiger Slam.

Spieth is just two pictures off the guide right after the 1st round of the British Open. He is presently cashed in with a multi-12 months sponsorship for Underneath Armour ( UA ) . Forbes estimates he produced $ 19.eight million in the earlier yr.

So an additional victory could make Spieth the following Tiger on Madison Avenue as effectively as the links.

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