Yeah, I’m bored. No, I’m not looking at “hot wives and girlfriends” of PGA Tour players for entertainment. I’m certainly NOT watching the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I find it better for my golf health and sanity to NOT watch Chris Berman’s golf swing or listen to the horrid kazoo music that is Kenny G.
I thought I’d analyze the year Tiger Woods had in 2014. According to Forbes Tiger pulled in roughly $61 million in 2014. That figure includes tournament winnings and endorsements. 2014 was less than half of what Tiger had made in his top earning years. It is interesting to look at these numbers in a few different ways.
Dollars Per Shot – Tiger Woods 2014
Tiger hit a total of 1522 shots in tournament play in 2014. Dollars made per golf shot: $40,078.84.
If I made that much money per golf shot, I’d make $2.92 million in ONE ROUND of golf at my average score.
Tiger played 378 holes of golf in 2014. Dollars made per golf hole: $161,375.66.
Tiger played 21 official rounds of golf on Tour in 2014. Dollars made per round: $2,904,761.90.
Tiger played in seven, yes seven, events in 2014. Money per event: $8,714,285.71.
Tiger’s best finish in 2014: Tied 25th at the WGC Cadillac, a no-cut event with a limited field.
Tiger Woods Compared to an Elementary School Teacher
For contrast, I’m looking at Tiger’s earnings in 2014 as compared to an elementary school teacher. This teacher is SO important the development of our kids and the future of our country. The average elementary school teacher in the USA makes about $41,000.00 per year. These statements are crazy…
It would take an average american elementary school teacher one year of work to earn roughly the same money Tiger Woods made in ONE golf shot in 2014.
It would take an average american elementary school teacher four years to earn what Tiger Woods made in one golf hole for 2014.
It would take an average american elementary school teacher 70 years to earn what Tiger Woods earned per golf round in 2014.
It would take an average american elementary school teacher 212 years to earn what Tiger Woods earned per golf tournament in 2014.
It would take an average american elementary school teacher 1,487.8 years (let’s just call it 1488) to earn what Tiger Woods earned in 2014.