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The two two highest paid athletes are golfers

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
Categories: Golf MediaMiscellaneousPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

Sports Illustrated has released a top 50 list of the highest paid athletes in America. This includes salary and endorsements. Hey, they should get together with Golf Digest since they love doing lists like that.

Anyway, Tiger Woods ($99.7 million) and Phil Mickelson ($52.9 million) are the top two highest paid athletes! Tiger has been #1 for six straight years. Golf wins over football, basketball and baseball! And the careers are so much longer. If I only could have taken up the sport earlier than 1990.

Here’s a link to the SI article but be careful. The popup ads are so pervasive they’ll almost jump out of your monitor and bash you in the head with a 9-iron. The ads are so bad in fact, that I couldn’t even get page four to load because they were taking so long to load. So I bailed.

Looking at these salaries and endorsements is interesting. Golf is the only “sport” other than Nascar where the “athlete” earns more in endorsements than in salary.

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