Tiger Woods may have had his ups and downs personally and professionally over the last couple years — but he is still one of the biggest earners in sports history. This week the golf icon reached another impressive career milestone. He became the first athlete in his sport’s history to earn over $100 million in winnings. Bloomberg News has more:
Tiger Woods became the first golfer to surpass $100 million in career winnings on the U.S. PGA Tour with his third-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Woods, 36, received $544,000 yesterday by finishing two shots behind winner Rory McIlroy at the second of the four FedExCup playoff events. He’s now collected almost $100.4 million in prize money since turning professional in 1996.
As Woods won 14 major championships and dominated the sport — spending a record 281 weeks at No. 1 in the Official World Rankings — tournament purses increased as the value of the PGA Tour’s sponsorships and television contracts surged.
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