Triumphs, scandals, bankruptcies, accidents and businesses. For Forbes, “Tiger Woods has made over $ 1.7 billion over the course of his 27-year career and his net worth is now at least $ 1 billion.”
Tiger Woods joins Michael Jordan and LeBron James
Also according to the report, “less than 10% of his earnings come from winnings on the golf course. Most of his fortune comes from sponsorship deals with more than a dozen brands.” Also according to Forbes, Woods thus joins Michael Jordan and LeBron James as an athlete who has achieved similar earnings.
For an infinite sample, even of takings. Who recently turned down a nine-figure deal to play in LIV Golf, the Arab Super League.
In January 2006, the PGA Tour announced that it had entered into a new series of television rights agreements for tournaments valid from 2007 to 2012. CBS Sports remains the main partner of the PGA Tour and will increase the number of tournaments broadcast on its frequencies from 16 to 19. NBC Sports in turn will increase coverage from five to ten tournaments. The Golf Channel will instead be the dedicated pay station on cable television and will cover the first rounds of all tournaments as well as four rounds of some tournaments at the beginning and end of the season. The agreements do not cover “Major” tournaments because the PGA Tour does not own the rights. No figures relating to the deal were disclosed, but it was stated that “the prize pool and other economic benefits for players will increase by approximately $ 600 million over the previous six years, an increase of 35%”.
PGA Tour tournaments are also widely broadcast outside the United States. Up until 2006 in the UK, tournaments were broadcast on Sky Sports. The UK and Ireland exclusivity was later won by Setanta Sports which secured the rights for six years at an announced £ 103 million outlay. To ensure the best coverage, Setanta has created the Setanta Golf channel.
In Italy, the PGA Tour tournaments are broadcast on the Sky satellite platform.