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Top 10 Hottest Female Golfers in the World 2015

Golf is one of the popular and highest paying sports in the world of sports. The famous golfers like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have secured their places among the richest and highest paid golfers in the world. Reputed golfers earn a huge amount of money from their tour winnings and also from their own sets of endorsements from several eminent brands. The golfers are also featured in the cover of well-known magazines besides their appearances in various ad campaigns. The female golfers also have their own sets of Golf tournaments to shine in and they are among the highest earners too.

Hottest female golfers possess well-shaped bodies with sexy looks besides their huge cash on the bank account in order to prove themselves the most desirable athletes in the world.

List of top 10 hottest female golfers:

Sporty Ghost have taken a task to enlist the hottest female golfers in 2015. Just have a look on this list and sit tight to find who the sexiest female golfer among all is. So, let’s start with No. 10.

10. Michelle Wie:

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Michelle Sung Wie was born on 11 October, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She has been a professional female golfer since 2005. She is currently representing the national team of USA and an important part of LPGA Tour which she joined in 2009. Wie has obtained several awards during the course of her professional golf career.

In 2014, she finished second in ANA Inspiration. She also won the 2014 U.S Women’s Open. At 2013 Evian Championship she stood at T37 and T3 at 2005 Women’s British Open. She also secured her second place in 2005 LPGA Championship. With a attractive height of 1.85 meter, Michelle Wie is one of the hottest women golfers in the world.

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9. Melissa Reid

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English born Melissa Reid’s birthday is on 19 September 1987 being Derby, England her homeland. Since 2007, Reid is presenting England national team as a professional female golfer and currently she is playing her part in LET Tour which she joined in 2008. The 27-year-old, Melissa Reid has 4 professional wins under her belt. During her career as a successful golfer, she achieved so many honorable prizes.

At ANA Inspiration 2011, she finished in T33. She also finished at T64 in 2013 LPGA Championship, T50 in 2012 U.S Women’s open, T16 in 2007 Women’s British Open and made CUT at Evian Championship in 2013. Her height is estimated 1.70 meters and she is at No. 9 spot in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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8. Cristie Kerr

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She was born on 12 October 1977 and her place of birth was Miami, Florida, USA. Cristie Kerr has made herself a professional golf player since 1996. Currently she is representing America’s national team and playing her role being a part of the LPGA Tour which she joined in 1997. The 37-year-old lady is a resident of Arizona, USA. She has gathered a total 23 professional wins so for throughout her long golf career.

Kerr was able to finish second in ANA Inspiration 2009, won LPGA Championship in 2010, also won U.S Women’s Championship in 2007, finished at T2 in 2006 Women’s British Open. At Evian Championship last year, she secured T67. The beautiful lady is heighted at 1.60 meter. We have managed No. 8 place for Cristie Kerr in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers 2015.

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7. Paula Creamer

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Paula Creamer was born on 5 August 1986 and her full name is Paula Caroline Creamer. She is US citizen by birth. Creamer has been a professional female golfer in 2004 and representing the national team of USA. Currently, she is a part of LPGA tour and she joined here in 2005. This charming 28 year-old female golfer has 12 professional wins so far in her pocket. As a professional golfer, she has attained several other accolades. Among them, the 2013 ANA Inspiration where she finished T13.

She also stood at T3 in 2005 LPGA tournament, first place in 2010 U.S Women’s Open, T3 in 2012 Women’s British Open and seventh in 2014 Evian Championship. The cream girl Paula stands 1.75 meters high and she makes herself one of the stunning golf girl in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers 2015.

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6. Christel Boeljon

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Her full name is Christel Wilhelmina Boeljon and the attractive female golfer was born on 30 July 1987 in Beverwijk, Netherlands. Since 2009, she has been a professional golf player who is representing the national team of Netherlands and since 2011 she has been taking part in LPGA tour. The Dutch lady has picked up 3 professional wins so far and as a professional golfer she won many more others.

She stood T15 in 2011 ANA Inspiration, T47 in 2013 Women’s British Open, T23 in 2012 LPGA tournament, made CUT in both 2014 U.S Women’s Open and Evian Championship. With her 1.65 meter height and an attractive figure, she is undoubtedly one of the most desirable women in golf. She has taken the No 6 spot in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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5. Jessica Korda

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Born on 17 February 1993 in Florida, USA, she is now a 21-year-old bombshell in the golf course. Jessica has been a professional golf player since 2010. Following next year, she stepped into LPGA tour and currently representing the national team of America. She has attained 3 professional wins into her purse. Other than that, she also obtained victory in other tournaments. Likewise, she finished T24 in 2014 ANA Inspiration, T40 at the same year in LPGA Championship, T7 in 2013 U.S Women’s Open, T5 in 2014 Women’s British Open and finished T37 at Evian Championship in 2013.

She appears to be a promising star in the women’s golf. She is considered as one of the gorgeous female golfers and it will be very injustice to her keeping her away from the list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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4. Natalie Gulbis

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Natalie Anne Gulbis was born on 7 January 1983 in Sacramento, California, USA. It has been almost 14 years since she is playing professional golf. In 2002, she joined as a part of the LPGA tour to represent US national women’s golf team. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. With 4 professional titles, she is one of the prolific female golfers in recent era. She has earned so many victories throughout her golf career. In 2006 ANA Inspiration, she finished T3.

She also finished T5 in 2005 LPGA tour, T4 in 2005 U.S Women’s Open, T8 in British Women’s Open and T53 in 2013 Evian Golf Championship. She is one of the sexiest female golfers and in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers, she secured No. 4 position.

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3. Sydnee Michaels

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Sydnee Michaels, another hot American golfer in our list was born on 15 July 1988 in Upland, California. Since 2010, she has been playing golf and making her one of the professionals. Two years later in 2012, she appeared in the LPGA tour, representing the US team. The 26-years old, has 2 professional wins so far.

Sydnee finished T68 in 2006 ANA Inspiration, T22 in last LPGA tour, T64 in 2008 U.S Women’s Open, T37 in 2013 Evian Championship, and secured T52 in 2013 British Women’s Open. At the height of 1.70 meter, she is one of the hottest women golfers in the world. We put her at No. 3 in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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2. Lexi Thompson

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Alexis Thompson as her full name, the gorgeous golf girl was born on 10 February 1995 in Coral Springs, USA. She has been playing golf professionally since 2010 and currently representing the national team of America. Lexi Thompson joined LPGA tour in 2012. The 19-year-old young heart-throb hottie has won as many as 6 professional golf titles in her short career.

In 2014 ANA Inspiration, she finished first, while in LPGA championship she made it at T17. She also finished T7 in 2014 US Women’s Open, T17 in 2012 Women’s British Open and 3rd in 2013 Evian golf Championship. Lexi stood second position in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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1. Sandra Gal

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The table topper in our hottest female golfers list is Sandra Gal, with her Goddess like body configuration and her strong personality. She was born on 9 May 1985 in Düsseldorf, Germany. She started her career as a professional golfer since 2007. Now she is a representer of German national team. Like other female golfers, she also marked her name in LPGA tour which she joined in 2008. She currently stays in Florida, USA. The 29-year-old has achieved 1 professional win so far in her golf career.

Beside this, she finished T15 in 2011 ANA Inspiration, T3 in 2012 US Women’s Open, T12 in 2012 LPGA Championship, T25 in 2013 Women’s Open in England, and T19 in 2013 Evian Championship. She also graced so many covers of so many adoring magazines and calendars. Sandra Gal is our girl at No 1 in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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The super-hot female golfers like Sharmila Nicollet and Belen Mozo also deserve their places as the hottest female golfers. The Indian princess Sharmila Nicollet has achieved the 22nd place in the Hero Honda Women’s India Open and also qualified for 2012 Ladies European tour. Belen Mozo, another hottie, has won both the Women’s British Amateur and British Girls Amateur Tournaments as a potential young golfer.

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List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time

Magazines are periodical publications that are printed or published electronically. The online version of magazine is called online magazine. Generally, magazines are published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. Sports magazines are generally financed by advertising, purchase price and prepaid subscriptions. Thus the sports magazines prove themselves as some of the largest mass media in history alongside its huge popularity. The earliest magazine was first published in 1663 in Germany and was called Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen. It was actually a literature based magazine and since then, the world have seen a huge diversification in the magazine industry.

Starting from the fashion industry to the customer marker, all are covered and featured in various magazines with different names. Sports is not far from them as in 1886, the first sport magazine was published in USA. In recent time, there are vast number of sports magazines publishing throughout the world in which some are globally based and some are regionally based.

List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time:

For the sports fan, it is always an attraction to have a good copy of a widely popular sports magazine in order to cherish their passion for sports. Sporty Ghost bring to you the list of top 10 Sports Magazines of All time in history of sports.

Just keep asking yourself, which one is the best sport magazine of all time? Scroll down and enjoy.

10. SLAM

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SLAM is the first issue of American basketball oriented sports magazine. It was first published in 1994 as a blend of hardcore sports with hip hop American culture. SLAM is currently owned by Source Interlinked Media which headquartered in New York City, United States. The magazine publishes 10 issues each year. Dennis Page from the Harris Publications stepped first to publish The Slam and the magazine was first purchased by Peterson Publishing in 1988. Source Interlinked Media finally owned the magazine in 2007 and since then they have become the sole publisher of this widely popular basketball magazine.

The Slam has already published a total of 179 issues featuring numerous basketball stars as its covers. But, “A Basketball on Fire” was its first issue which was published in February 2012, without a basketball player on its cover. Besides the printed version, the online version of Slam is also available in the internet. We have selected SLAM as the No. 10 in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time. Hope, you would agree.

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9. Golf Magazine

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It was April, 1959 when the first issue of Global Golf oriented magazine ‘Golf’ was first published. Eventually, the magazine has become the first golf magazine in history to reach more than one million circulations. Golf magazine is currently owned by Time Inc. and has more than 1.4 million subscribers throughout the world. It was founded by Universal Publishing in 1959 and later purchased by the Times Mirror in 1972. Finally in 2000, Time Inc. acquired the right of the Golf magazine. Since then, the magazine has been publishing under Time Inc.’s banner.

The magazine is widely popular for honoring recent Golfers with their ‘Golfer of the Year’ award. It covers various events and aspects of golf. Beside this, Golf magazine also conducts a yearly survey with their experts to determine the best golf courses in United States and enlists the top 100 Best Golf Courses in the world. Golf magazine is holding No. 9 spot in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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8. Baseball Digest

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Baseball Digest is America’s first issue of baseball magazine which was first published in August 1942. The magazine has its headquarters in Illinois, United States and it publishes 6 issues per year under the Grandstand Publishing agency. When Sporting News stopped the publication of printed copies, it was the Baseball Digest who became the oldest and longest-running baseball based magazine still active in the world. The idea of Baseball Digest initially came by a young sports journalist of Chicago Daily Times named Herbert F. Simons and he was the chief editor of this magazine till 1963. Since May 2012, Bob Kuenster has been conducting the act as Editor-In-Chief of Baseball Digest.

The magazine is famous for publishing various important baseball events like Major League Baseball. Besides, the magazine also publishes accurate statistics of pitching, batting and fielding of baseball stars. It also has “fans speak out” letters section for the baseball fans. Baseball Digest makes its way at No. 8 in our list of top 10 Sports Magazines of all time.

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7. Tennis

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The first edition of Tennis magazine was published in August 16, 1954. Currently the magazine publishes 8 issues per year and covers various tennis events worldwide. The magazine was first purchased by the New York Times Company in 1967 and till 1997, they were responsible for its publications. Currently, the Tennis magazine is owned by The Miller Publishing agency since 1997 and James Martin is current Chief Editor of this magazine. Throughout the world, tennis magazine has a huge circulation of 603,069 copies per month which was first started ten years ago. The Tennis also has a digital online version besides the printed. The digital version was debuted ten years ago considering the worldwide vast subscribers.

The magazine not only publishes various tennis events, it also publishes the WTA and ATP rankings of the tennis players and schedules the upcoming tennis championships. The former tennis legend, Pete Sampras is one of the owners of Tennis magazine and currently acting as a special consultant. Tennis magazine is indeed one of the best sports magazines in our list grabbing the No. 7 position.

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6. Sporting News

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The former American sports magazine, Sporting News was first published in 1886 and the final printed issue was published in 2012 from USA. Now Sports News has only the digital monthly version which is available on the official Sporting News website. Nevertheless, they didn’t stop publishing the printed copies of the Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball Yearbooks. It is one of the ancient sports magazines. In early 1900s, as a weekly magazine, it became one of the dominant American Publications covering various basketball events.

The magazine was so popular that time for which it was nicknamed as “The Bible of Baseball”. Sporting News was owned by Sporting News media and Garry D. Howard is currently serving the job of chief editor of the magazine. The magazine is famous for honoring the sportsmen with various awards such as Athlete of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Pro-athlete of the Year etc. The eminent Sporting News stays at No. 6 in our list of top 10 Sports magazines of all time.

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5. Inside Sport

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Inside sport is a sports magazine of Australian origin. The first issue was published in 1991. The magazine now mainly covers sporting contents and sports photography by freelance journalists. Besides covering sports, the magazine also concentrates on celebrity models and their stylish photo shoots which include famous Australian models like Imogen Bailey, Jennifer Hawkins, Nicky Whelan and Nikki Visser. Inside Sports is currently owned by Horwitz in Sydney and organizes The inside Sport Model Search each year.

In November 2012, it was reported that the circulation of this magazine had increased as much as 27% after several renovation and redesign in the near past. It was awarded ‘The Magazine of the Year’ in 2000 and 2004. Inside Sports also won the Walkey Award for its impressive sports coverage worldwide. We put the sports magazine at 5th spot in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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4. Outside

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Another American outdoor sports activities magazine ‘Outside’ first published in September 1977. The current publishing team says about the mission of this magazine,

” Outside Magazine aims to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of different sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness.”

The magazine initiated under the supervision of William Randolph, Jann Wenner, and Jack Ford and then took over by Lawrence J. Burke in 1979 who still owns the Outside magazine. Christopher Keyes is currently acting as the editorial chief of this magazine from the house of Mariah Media. The Outside has a huge monthly circulation of 686,623. The Outside magazine always inspires the novice writers.

Famous travel and adventure writers like Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer must feel grateful to this sports magazine. Outside remains at No. 4 in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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3. Runner’s World

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The first issue of Runner’s world was published in 1966 by Bob Anderson. Initially, the magazine had named ‘Distance Running News’ and in 1969 it gained its name as ‘Runner’s World’. Currently, the magazine is solely published by Rodale Press, which has their headquarter in Pennsylvania, United States. David Willey is conducting his role of editorial chief for Runner’s world. The sports magazine went global with the collaboration of the Hearst Corporation in early 1990s and currently the magazine is publishing 14 international editions besides US edition which mainly covers fitness, health, running and Marathons.

With an amazing monthly circulation of 710,618 worldwide, Runner’s World is one of the popular sports magazines in the world. It was nominated for National Magazine Awards three times globally admired for having the ‘Creative Team of the Year’. Runner’s world ranks in 3rd position of our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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2. ESPN The Magazine

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ESPN, the magazine is a American based sports magazine. The first issue of ESPN, The magazine was published on 11 March, 1998 and currently the magazine publishes biweekly by the ESPN Sports network in Bristol, USA. The magazine is better known for providing much more humorous and light-hearted approach to the major sports news than any other sports magazines like Sports Illustrated magazine. ESPN is currently running under the supervision of Chad Milman as Cheif editor and the magazine has more than 2.1 million bi-weekly circulations all over the world. ESPN mainly covers major sports events like NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.

The famous annual issue of this magazine is called The Body issue which was first published in 2008. The Body issue is widely compared with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition as both of them features nude, semi-nude and scantily-clad athletes. The magazine also honors rising young athletes with NEXT Athlete Award every year. We have considered ESPN, The magazine for No. 2 place in our list of top 10 sports magazines of all time.

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1. Sports Illustrated magazine

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Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine which published their first issue on 16 August 1954. It has become the first sports magazine in the history with more than one million circulations worldwide. Sports Illustrated magazine is currently owned by Time Inc. and has gathered more than 3.5 million subscribers all over the world. It is a very popular sports magazine that is read by almost 23 million each week out of which 18 million are men. Sports Illustrated has established themselves as the only sports magazine which won the National Magazine Award twice.

The kids’ version of Sports Illustrated also won the Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Educational Publishing Award a record 11 times. The most alluring side of this magazine is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. The Swimsuit issue was first published in 1964. The edition currently has its own annual publishing event, calendar, video channel and television shows. Sports Illustrated magazine is the No. 1 sport magazine in our list.

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There are many other sports magazines which are mainly fairness-based such as Men’s health, Men’s fitness and Yoga. These sports magazines also cover various aspects of sports worldwide, while many fashion magazines like GQ and FHM also feature numerous athletes on their covers. Sports Weekly, FourFourTwo, World Soccer, and The Skateboard Mag etc. are eminent sports magazines beside these top 10.

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Tiger Woods Net Worth 2015

Tiger Woods net worth has been counted to be approximately $600 million. He is considered among the best golfers in the world. Tiger Woods is the second richest African American in the world, behind famous television personality Oprah Winfrey. In the year 2013, it was Tiger Woods who proved himself as one of the big splenders. According to Forbes magazine, Tiger Woods earned about $78 million in 2013. Tiger earned around $1,600,000 in spite of a legal settlement from a yacht builder company who used his name for promoting yachts without Tiger Wood’s permission. The super car Mercedes-Benz S65 has a current market value of $210,000, which Woods brought that year. Tiger Woods spent approximately $2,000,000 for his Solitude yacht.

According to Forbes, in 2014, Tiger Woods has made about $61 million with a whopping fortune. The legendary golfer has gathered $6.2 million by winning several golf tournaments last year. He also earned about $55 million from his endorsement deals as well. Currently he resides at Juliter Island, Florida as an US citizen.

Tiger Woods landed himself in a messy divorce with his wife due to his controversial extramarital relations. An interesting fact about Tiger Woods is, he is actually dropped out from Stanford University. His current agent’s name is Mark Steinberg and Tiger Woods is associated with the agency named ‘Excel Sports Management.’

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Tiger Woods Net Worth

Full name:                             Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods

Date of Birth:                        December 30, 1975

Tiger Woods Net Worth:  $600 Million

Tiger woods Net Worth 2015: $61.2 Million

Winnings 2015:                 $6.2 Million

Endorsements:                 $55 M

Residence:                         Jupiter Island, Florida, United States

Agent:                                   Mark Steinberg

Agency:                                Excel Sports Management   

Tiger Woods Net Worth 2015 will be obviously a good topic indeed to talk about. Let’s look over this great golfer’s incomes and expenditures.

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Tiger Woods Jets and cars:

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Tiger Woods owns the Gulfstream G550. It is the perfect business jet plane that can travel 12,000 km continuously. Gulfstream is one of the longest range business jet aircraft ever made. The plane has a carrying capacity for 16 people in its standard seating configurations.

Tiger Woods drives an Escalade, the largest vehicle in Cadillac’s recent lineup. It is a giant car and is the largest EXT version of the lineup which weighs about 5,909 pounds. He is the owner of one of the super class model cars, the Porsche Carrera GT. The 5.7 liter V10 engine of this car provides 435 pounds of torque and the super car itself weighs around 3,042 pounds. Tiger Woods recently added Lexus LS 460 Sedan in his garage which cost him around $60,000.

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Tiger Woods, the ups and downs:

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In April 1997, Tiger Woods won his first major championship after he turned professional golfer in 1996. He first won the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance while winning the series with 12 strokes and pocketed $486,000 as his first prize money from any match. It was just the beginning for him. Tiger Woods reached the number one golfer position by June 1997.

Tiger Woods was the most dominant force in golf all thorough the 2000s. From 1999 to 2004, Tiger Woods spent a total 264 weeks as the number one and then again from 2005 to 2010, it was him with 281 weeks at the top. Then, Woods was in his career-high winless streak of total 107 weeks, until he captured the Chevron World Challenge in December 2011.

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Tiger Woods endorsement deals:

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Tiger Woods’ biggest endorsement was signed with the global sports brand Nike. According to this deal, Woods gets paid on yearly basis between $10 million to $20 million by Nike, although there was a rumour that the deal was signed for an undisclosed amount. Besides Nike, Tiger Woods earns more than $35-$45 million on yearly basis from several others companies as his endorsement deals such as Rolex, EA Sports, and handful of some other smaller companies.

In 2009, Tiger Woods net worth was estimated around $600 million according to Forbes. But recently, the divorce settlement with his wife Elin cost him more than $110 million. Tiger Woods owns a 155 feet long pure luxury, a megayacht named ‘Privacy’, which worth around $20 million in recent market value. Tiger Woods spent as much as $55 million to build a new house in Jupiter Island, Florida.

Tiger Woods net worth is well enough for him to live in such luxury as well as his next generations.

Tiger Woods spent 17 years as a professional golfer. During this period, he has made more than $1.3 billion from endorsements and tournament winnings. As a successful golfer, he earned approximately $109 million which placed him at No. 1 spot till now on the all-time money list. Woods signed his most valuable deal with Nike which worth more than $200 million. Nike also offered the deal to another star athlete, Rory McIlroy.

Tiger Woods demanded more than $3 million last year for his appearances in a golf tournament in Turkey, where his role was to hit a ball from Europe to Asia. Woods is also well known for getting crazy “appearance fees” in any golf tournament.

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Tiger Woods net worth and his amazing achievements:

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His endorsement deal with Nike was signed in August 1996, immediately after he became professional golfer. In those days, it was one of the most valuable endorsement deals ever signed in golf history. In 1996, Tiger Woods was named ‘Sportsman of the Year’ by the famous Sports Illustrated magazine and also became the PGA Tour Rookie in that year. In April 1997, Woods marked his name as the youngest-ever winner in the PGA Masters’ tournaments.

Then Woods set another record of the fastest-ever ascend to the top and achieved No. 1 spot in Official World Golf Ranking, just two months later. He achieved the PGA Championship and finished the 1999 season with an amazing 8 wins. In 2000, Tiger Woods achieved six consecutive victories which was regarded as the longest winning streak by any golfer since 1948.

On 2007, the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, considered his name to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In the same year, Tiger Woods inducted at the California Museum for History, Women and Arts in Sacramento. Woods was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the Associated Press on December 2009.

The Associated Press has selected Tiger Woods for the Male Athlete of the Year for a record four-times and Tiger is the only person in the sports history to be named Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsman of the Year more than once. During his participation in several international golf tournaments, Tiger Woods became renowned for drawing the largest TV audiences in the history of golf.

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Other Deals in Tiger Woods net worth:

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In 1996, Tiger Woods signed several endorsements with numerous reputed companies such as General Mills, American Express, Accenture, Titleist and General Motors and most notably with Nike. All these dealings he signed was shortly after his 21st birthday. After the initial contract with the global brand Nike, Woods also signed a 5- year contract extension which worth $105 million in 2000. Nike Golf is one of the fastest growing sports brands in the world with an estimated sale of $600 million annually.

Woods was chosen as the “Ultimate Endorser” by the Nike Golf. In 2000, at launching of Buick’s Rendezvous SUV, Woods was involved in every aspect at the event and the company was happy enough with the Tiger Woods’ endorsement value. It would be noted that, during 2002-2003, more than 130,000 Rendezvous vehicles were sold following Woods’ dealing.

Tiger Woods from his very childhood, actively practiced Buddhism. He has been raised as a Buddhist, till he reached the peak of the adult professional golfer. In 2000, Tiger Woods said,

“I believe in Buddhism…not every aspect, but most of it”.

He also mentioned while talking about his infidelity to his losing track of Buddhism,

“Buddhism teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn how to restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.”

It was all part of his speech when he attended the Lincoln Memorial at the Obama Inaugural Celebration called “We are One” in January 2009. In April 2009, Tiger Woods visited The White House for promoting the AT&T National Golf Tournament in Washington D.C.

Tiger Woods is truly a legend in golf history. He achieved such a peak in golf, that it will be hard enough to reach that level for anyone. Tiger Woods net worth will be a charming topic for all of his fans in order to look over his achievements. Hope you enjoyed the article on Tiger Woods net worth 2015.

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Top 10 Richest Sports Brands in the World

The sports industry is a vast field of international business and is becoming commercialized day by day. The sports business is more competitive than the competitions between athletes. The television networks race between themselves to broadcast certain sporting events. In addition, different sports brands also take part in this competition to sponsor some of the biggest stars in sports. All these sports brands are highly concerned with their value and image. The sports brands have attained huge popularity around the world. They are also earning a great deal of money through these businesses.
Our team have got an idea to enlist the top 10 richest sports brands in the world. The list is consisting of some of the premier television networks and also some sports apparel brands. Their net value were calculated as the amount of business they would fetch in an arm length transaction. The list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world is concerned with sports business and does not include any sports franchises. So, here it is-

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Top 10 Richest Sports Brands in the World:

10. MSG Network: $300 Million

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The MSG Network is a regional radio and television service in United States. The network is specially focused on the sports teams from New York City. The TV channel is hereby named after Madison Square Garden (MSG) and they broadcast games of New York Knicks, New York Rangers and WNBA’s New York Liberty alongside the soccer matches played by the New York Red Bulls of MLS.
They has been broadcasting the exclusive events of New York Giants since 2010. The sister of this channel, MSG Plus also broadcast the NHL games with special attention to the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders. The estimated worth of MSG Network in 2013 was increased by $70 million and now it is about $300 million. MSG Network stands at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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9. MLBAM: $480 Million

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Major League Baseball Advanced Media, in short MLBAM is a limited partnership business network of the MLB club owners. It is the internet and interactive branch of Major League Baseball and currently based in New York City. MLBAM operates the official website of MLB. The site publishes news, standings, statistics and match schedules. The site also offers live audio and video broadcasts to the subscribers.
The company distributes ESPN’s online sports video, which include the BCS Championship games. MLBAM also owns the websites of WWE and Guns N’ Roses. With estimated $480 million income, MLBAM is at 9th place in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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8. NESN: $510 Million

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NESN stands for New England Sports Network, which is the regional television channel in the six New England states in USA. NESN mainly broadcasts the games of Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. They also covers the news of regional college basketball games. The channel was launched in 1984 and moved to be the basic cable network later in 2001. They offer a monthly subscription fee of $3.56, which is the 3rd highest fee charged by any regional sports network in United States.
NESN is currently a joint business of Delaware North, who own the Boston Bruins and TD Garden and the Fenway Sports Group, who own the Boston Bruins and English soccer club Liverpool FC. NESN is at No. 8 spot in our list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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7. YES Network: $625 Million

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The Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network) is the primary broadcasting network of New York Yankee and Brooklyn Nets. The YES Network is officially based in Manhattan. After launching in 2002, YES have spread their network in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and some parts of Pennsylvania. The YES Network have soon gained the popularity and become the most watched regional sports channel in the United States.
The 20% share of YES Network is owned by the Yankee Global Enterprises and the remaining 80% of the company is owned by 21st Century Fox. Global advertisement is the main money source for the YES Network. They earn more percentage of money than any other regional sports network in the world.

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6. Reebok: $1.1 Billion

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Reebok is the first sports shoe company in this list and they are also the 1st member in the billion club. The company, with a revenue of $1.1 billion, stands at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world. Reebok was founded in 1895 in Bolton, England. They have been a subsidiary of another major sports shoe company, Adidas since 2005. In 2012, Reebok earned a profit of $1.2 billion. Their $0.1 billion loss may be attributed that they are no longer the exclusive kit provider for the NFL. Most recently, Reebok seems to be forging multiple partnerships with Spartan Race and Crossfit. Still, Reebok is one of the very popular sports brands throughout the world.

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5. Under Armour: $3.7 Billion

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Under Armour is a famous American sportswear and accessories company, which was founded in 1996. They firstly invented the moisture-wicking shirts that were made from microfibers. These clothing helped the athletes a great deal by keeping them dry and preventing discomfort of being in a sweat soaked shirt. In 1999, the Under Armour clothing company got the task of being the outfitter for two Warner Bros movies, Any Given Sunday and The Replacements. They progressed to a new level in 2000, when the company became the outfitter for the XFL. Now, they sponsor the NFL Combine and also branched out to produce other products like athletic shoes. Currently, The Under Armour company earns 12% of their revenue from footwear sales. Under Armour is at No. 5 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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4. Sky Sports: $4.1 Billion

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The No. 4 spot in our list is allocated for the Sky Sports, which is a group of sports television network. Sky Sports was founded in 1991. The channels are operated by the British Sky Broadcasting company. Sky Sports telecasts news from numerous sports, like soccer, cricket, rugby, darts, golf, boxing, wrestling, formula F1 racing. The Sky Sports News Channel does not need any premium package subscription for the viewers.
Sky Sports network is the most eminent sports channel , broadcasting the English Premier League matches. Sky Sports have dominantly provided sports contents in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Sky Sports television network played a vital role in encouraging England’s top football division to break away from the Football League and form English Premier League in 1992. It is the most influential sports media in Europe.

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3. Adidas: $7.1 Billion

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Adidas is a German sports brand that produces sports footwear, jerseys and various accessories. Adidas is a part of Adidas Group (AG), which also includes Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and a small percentage of Bayern Munich Football Club. The company was founded by Adolf Dassler, following a split with his brother, who went on to form another Sports brand Puma. Thus the rivalry between Adidas and Puma has started and still remains today.
According to Forbes magazine, Adidas became the only prominent sports brand, which provided over 5,000 sports outfits in 2012 London Olympics. Also, 30% of the medals captured were by athletes wearing Adidas brand. The company has made sponsorship deals with the biggest sports stars in the world, such as Derrick Rose, Steven Gerrard, Dwight Howard, Andy Murray, Robert Griffin III and many more. Adidas is at No. 3 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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2. ESPN: $15 Billion

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ESPN stands for “Entertainment and Sports Programming Network”, who often claims to be the worldwide leader in sports. ESPN is owned by the Hearst Corporation and the Walt Disney Company. ESPN sports network broadcasts live events from almost all sports and also live telecasts sport talk shows, sport documentaries and sports news shows. The channel is available on cable and reached to over 85% Americans. The subscription fee is $5.50 per month, which is the highest monthly subscription fee of any cable television network. ESPN was founded in 1979 and headquatered in Bristol, Connecticut.
ESPN is at No. 2 in our list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world. in 2013, the company earned over $6 billion in cable fees. The current net worth of ESPN is about $15 billion and now they have become the largest sports television network in the world.

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1. Nike: $17.3 Billion

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Here we come, the No. 1 is here. Nike is the No. 1 richest sports brand in the world with a massive $17.3 billion value. They are the worldwide leader in athletic footwear. Nike dominates almost 20% of the sports footwear market and according for Forbes, that Nike has outperformed the Dow Jones United States footwear index by 50% in last five years. After founded in 1964, Nike was initially known as Blue Ribbon Company, which was owned by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Later in 1971, the Company changed its name into Nike Inc. It is not just a shoe company, but a global giant in producing various sports accessories. Since 2013, Nike has been the exclusive uniform provider of all NFL teams in USA.
Nike was named after the Greek Goddess, who happened to be the goddess of victory. The company can claim to be victorious in all prospective, specially for being the richest sports brand in the world.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Clubs in the World

Golf club is an integral part in golf, which is used to hit the golf ball. Usually, a golf club is consisted of major parts, the shaft to grip the golf club and other end of the shaft is a head, which is used to hit the ball. Golf is a high-profile game, mostly played by the elite class. It is the most prestigious game in the world. However, there are many golf competitions, arranged all over the world. The golf players use many types of most expensive golf clubs. One has to spend a huge amount of money to buy any of these. These golf clubs are individually different both in action and shape. The players choose their own form of club in playing golf. The article is all about the top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. Hope, you’ll find the one which suits you.

There are many golf club manufacturers in the world. Among them, Japanese company “Homna” is famous for making gold and platinum golf clubs. Great players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIIroy all are very much fascinated with expensive golf clubs. Some players use to buy their personalized golf clubs made from renowned company. Here is the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world.

Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Clubs in the World

10. Maruman Majesty Prestigio Driver

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It is a light weighted golf club, which gives the player a good feel of hitting a ball. This light weighted golf club has many advantages. One of many is that players can grip it nicely and has a better control in hitting. The golf club is manufactured by a famous company, Maruman and it’ll cost $2000 each to have one. Maruman  is a famous brand in golf and they are best known for making prestigious golf clubs. Maruman Majesty Driver ranks at no 10 in our list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. Maruman is a perfect golf club with intense accuracy. It consists a titanium head, which gives a good balance. Maruman Majesty was sponsored in Japan PGA tour 1990.

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9. Adams Golf Tight Lies Spin Control

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Adams golf is a well known golf club manufacturer company. the company was established by Barney Adams in 1991 and headquartered in Texas, United States. At first, Adams Golf used to make customized golf clubs, which were rated best by the users. Golf legend Tiger Woods’ coach, Hank Haney was also served in Adams. Their Tight Lies Spin control is a commercially hit product. It is an amazing golf club with smooth gripping and control. The Adams spin control is cost around $8500. It has an elegant look with a supreme balance. It is a no 1 choice of many world famous golfers.

8. Titleist Scotty Cameron

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Titleist is a famous golf club brand, which was used by Tiger Woods. The Titleist golf club became so popular, when it was accompanied by Tiger Woods in his most remarkable victory in golf. The Titleist and Tiger Woods were always a good composition. “Titleist” is the brand name of America’s top golf equipment supplier, FILA. After the huge commercial success of Titleist, the company made 21 editions of them. Titleist Scotty is made of pure metal brass and copper. The players can change its shape while traveling at high altitude. It is the no. 8 in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs with price of $20,000 each. For Tiger’s favourite stick, the price is not that much I think.

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7. Honma Five Star Golf Club

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Honma Five Star Golf Club—————image credit: Wikimedia/Yuki Shimazu

Honma is a famous Japanese golf club manufacturer. They have the most distinguished market of sophisticated golf clubs. Honma Five Star is a remarkable club in their collection. The golf celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito were the devoted users of Honma Five Star golf club. The Five Star golf club set is comprised of 14 pieces, all of which are made of gold and platinum. It’ll cost you $32,000 to buy a Honma Five star set. The price is not a matter for those who knows Honma is a world class brand. It stands at no. 7 in our list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world.

6. Plamer Patent Fork Shaft Wood

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The Plamer Patent is a famous golf club, which is made by A.G Spalding and Brothers company. The company also produces basketball, volleyballs and products for soccer. It is one of the oldest sports manufactures, established in 1876. The Plamer Patent Fork Shaft Wood was sold at an auction for $49,000 in 2007, making it the 6th most expensive golf club in the world. It is a very stylish club, which provides player a better grip. It is a flawless golf stick in all aspect.

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5. Long Nose Scraped Golf Club

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It is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. There is an evidence of using long nose in 18th century. The golf club was appeared in Sotheby’s auction, 2007 and sold there for $91,000. Long nose scraped is still in a good shape. It is a rare antique piece and a treasure to collect for any golf player. The golf club is selected for no. 5 place in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. It is a well-furnished golf club and the most prestigious club in this list.

4. Golden Putter first Lady Special Edition

It is a renowned product made by German company Barth and Sons. The most amazing thing of this golf club is that its shaft is made of 24 carat gold, which is placed as 5.Micrometer thick coating. Cherry wood was used for making the shaft of Golden putter. The price is estimated $150,000 for one piece. The huge price is due to the diamonds and gold that are inserted in it. The club is very stylish in shape and it feels awesome while playing. Golden putter is at no. 4 in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs. Its elegant look is crafted by using cherry wood. Without diamond, one can get it at 50 times lesser amount.

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3. Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club

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Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club——-image credit: Pixabay/Golfer

It is another antique piece of golf club used in 17th century. Square Toe is the 3rd most expensive golf club in the world, which was auctioned for $151,000 in 2007. It became that expensive for the ancient use and historical significance. There are only few golf clubs that were used back in 17th century. The golf club is made of light iron, making it very user friendly. It’ll be a desirable piece for any antique collector and golf lover.

2. Simon Cossar fruitwood Metal Headed Blade Putter

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The metal headed blade putter was manufactured by the company, Cossar Club. The company is one of the oldest in making golf clubs. They are famous for making the most fashionable golf clubs in the world. Metal headed blade was their masterpiece, which was sold in an auction in 1998 for $165,000. The shaft of the club is made of a very rare material named fruitwood and hozel that has made it a unique piece of golf club. It ranks at no. 2 in top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. it is one of the best creations of Simon Cossar company.

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1. Andrew Dickson Long Nosed Putter

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The long nosed putter has a stamp of its manufacturer, Andrew Dickson. It says, the golf club was made in early 1700’s. It’s the oldest verified golf club in the world. The club was sold in an auction by Sotheby in 2007. Price hiked to $181,000, making it the most expensive golf club in the world. It is also an ideal piece with smooth finishing line and craft.

The majority of most expensive golf clubs are ancient, mostly back from 17th century. This is the main reason to be so much expensive. However, there are many famous golf club maker company, who manufactures high profile clubs at high prices. Like every other golf players, you’ll have to need a gorgeous golf club to start. After all, the expensive golf clubs are the symbol of status in many societies.

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Top 10 Best Golf Brands in 2016


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Renowned sports brands are intimately engaged in the business of golf. They supply different tour-equipments and also endorse golf players at the higher level. Though, the players won golf tournaments with more than one brands golf clubs and balls. For instance, Tiger Woods originally played with Titleist brand when joining the PGA tour in 1996 and won four consecutive major titles from 2000 to 2001 with Titleist, before switching to Nike irons in 2002. It is apparent that players always prefer one brand to another. In fact, the one which pays them the most, soon become the best golf brands. Major golf brands endorsements play as vital earning sources for the golf players. Most of the luxury golf brands expect their players to use 12-14 clubs from their company and sport the logo on the hats and their golf bags.

Today, we’ll introduce you the top 10 best golf brands in 2016, who successfully endorse many famous players in golf. This golf brands list is very popular among the readers, so hopefully you’ll also enjoy it.

Top 10 Best Golf Brands in 2016

10. Bridgestone: Matt Kuchar

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Bridgestone company has sponsored many PGA and LPGA tours, providing different golf equipments. The company is more famous for its tires than the golf club. However, they’ve planned to advertise their brand value through players like Matt Kuchar, Davis Love and Fred Couples. Matt Kuchar is one of the top appreciators of Bridgestone as he keeps the company’s weaponry in his golf bag. Kuchar is now ranking at no. 11 and had a stellar season in 2013, which assuredly pleased the Bridgestone company.

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9. Ping: Bubba Watson

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Bubba Watson is the highest ranked golfer sponsored by Ping. The 2012 Masters golf champion, Bubba Watson is ranking no 12 right now. He is the fifth longest hitter in 2013. However, Bubba’s contract with Ping is expected to end this year. It may be the talk of the day, whether he will stay with Ping or not. The Phoenix-based company has got their money worth.

 Bubba uses following golf equipments branding Ping-

· Driver: Ping G

· 3 Wood: Ping G

· Irons: (2,4-9): Ping S55

· Putter: Ping Anser Milled Anser 1

· Wedges: Ping Glide

 8. Mizuno: Luke Donald

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Luke Donald has long been the brightest talent for Mizuno golf brand. The brand is ranked at no. 8 in our list of top 10 best golf brands in 2016. Donald signed a contract extension with Mizuno in 2013 in terms of using Mizuno irons and wedges. All these Mizuno clubs are the backbone of his steady short game in golf. In fact, Mizuno describes that the clubs are specially designed hand-in hand with Luke Donald.

Donald also promotes the company by talking it up. Upon resigning with the eminent Japanese company, Donald said,

” Mizuno is the most precise club-maker and I’m honored to represent the brand”.

Donald also visited the Mizuno plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

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7. TaylorMade: Jason Day

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Australian Golfer, Jason Day has been honored for many years by the TaylorMade brand, which is one of the most popular golf brands in the world. The combination of TaylorMade and Jason Day is always proved to be better. Jason Day used TaylorMade equipments in his WGC championship victory this year.

Here’s a complete list of Day’s winning gear:

Driver: TaylorMade M1 (10.5° with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 70X shaft)

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade AeroBurner (16.5° set to 14.5° with Mistubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver 80X shaft)

Irons: TaylorMade RSi 2 (2-iron), TaylorMade RSi TP (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider prototype

Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

6. Cobra: Ian Poulter

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Ian Poulter with Cobra————–image credit: Flickr/Keith Allison

Ian Poulter is one of Cobra’s top ranked golfers. Poulter is currently ranking at 19 in the official golf ranking . the English golfer collected much fame in professional golf. Cobra has been his official staffer for 8 long years until he announced to move on with new endorsements in 2014. The 38-year old is most likely to switch to Titleist. He has been a successful European face of Cobra Puma brand. Cobra is at no. 6 in the list of top 10 best golf brands in 2016.

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5. Srixon: Henrik Stenson

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Srixon is a famous golf brands and equipment provider to the players. Their top golf staffer is Henrik Stenson. That was really a good pick-up for Srixon as the Swedish has shown some great potentials over the years. He spent a great season in 2013, winning both the FedEx Cup and race to Dubai and moving 3rd at Official Golf ranking. He is one of the highest paid golf players in 2016. He won over $6 million in PGA and additional $10 million as the winner of FedEx Cup. Srixon will be delighted with Stenson’s recent performance.

4. Titleist: Adam Scott

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Adam Scott is the highest ranked Titleist staffer in the world right now. He was the former world no. 1 and won 29 professional tournaments all over the world. The Australian won Masters tournament in 2013 using Titleist equipments. Titleist has become the top golf brands for their advanced quality and services. The Titleist staffs, Adam is currently using is listed hereby-

· Driver: Titleist 913 D3

· 3 Wood: Titleist 910 Fd

· Utility: Titleist 712U

· Irons: Titleist Forged 680 (3–9)

· Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48 and 54 degrees), Vokey TVD-K (60 degrees)

·  Ball: Titleist ProV

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3. Callaway: Phil Mickelson

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The fifth-ranked Phil Mickelson is the Callaway Golf’s best player on staff. Callaway have signed a multi-year extension contract with Phil in 2014. According to the contract, Phil Mickelson will be playing using Callaway clubs and balls along with Callaway staff bag in golf tournaments. He first signed with Callaway in 2004 and since then, they have been integral partners. He has become company’s highest profile players, winning four major titles and many trophies afterwards.

2. Cleveland: Graeme McDowell

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Nobody is better than Graeme McDowell with Cleveland clubs in their golf bags. Cleveland is one of the popular golf brands . The company ranks at no 2 in the list of top 10 best golf brands in 2016. A multi-year contract extension was signed by McDowell in terms of using Cleveland woods and wedges. Soon, he became an ambassador that any company would be honored to have. He achieved 14 professional wins in his career including 2010 US Open.

The Cleveland roster may not be very much long, but they have a pair of very popular and famous golf players, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell.

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1. Nike: Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods has been Nike’s top ranked staffer since 1996. The Oregon-based company has already forged the “Tiger Woods” as a brand. The Nike-Woods relation is on 20 years now and the both parties are immensely beneficial during the course. Woods initially signed a five-year deal with Nike, which was worth 440 million. Nike started to generate a huge revenue with the successes of Tiger Woods. Nike’s golf division have grown basically nothing to nearly a billion USD revenue since 1997. Nike is ranked at no. 1 in our list of top 10 best golf brands in 2016. Tiger Woods’ fame was the most significant component of Nike’s golf success.

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Crowne Plaza Invitational: Adam Scott becomes world No 1 golfer at Colonial

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Adam Scott is determined as the world no 1 golfer. This time it’s not for a one-week wonder. And he prepares to play at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as the new world No 1 golfer.

Tiger Woods was the recent world no 1 golfer. Scott had missed out quite some occasions to jump above him at the top of the world ranking. Ironically he became the world’s best golfer last week.

To remain at the top of the tree, The Australian must return to action at Colonial in Texas, this week. But he knows very well that he could be one-and-out with Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar hot on his heels.

Stenson would need just a top-30 at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, if Scott misses. But if the Australian does make the weekend, Stenson will finish just around three places higher.

Matt Kuchar needs only a win at Colonial to take the top spot. But Adam Scott is determined not to end after just a week. Previously Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Tom Lehman all ended their first spells as world No 1 within just a week.

Last week he played the Byron Nelson and now he is going to play at Colonial in Fort Worth in part to be able to play as the world No 1. May be he understands now, how tight it is at the top of the rankings.

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World No 1 golfer:

“It’s quite incredible really, to sit here as the world No 1 golfer. It’s an amazing accomplishment for me “

Scott said.

“Maybe trying to take some pressure off myself and just play golf’

Scott needs to work pretty hard to stay on top. But as a part of coming here this week he must enjoy to play as the No 1 golfer in the world. After then it will be decided what happens.

American Boo Weekley is the defending champion at Colonial. But except Ben Hogan nobody had ever been successful to defend consecutive titles at the event.

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Boo Weekly believes that his form is better than last year after he finished fifth last week.

Weekley said,

“I’ve got a lot more confidence, Last year I sat out on that driving range and I probably was averaging 400 or 500 balls in the morning and in the afternoon, as I missed the cut at the Byron”

“I’m hoping maybe this week here my putter will get hot kind of like what it did last year in the middle of the round and continue on”

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Top 10 Highest Paying Sports in the World 2017

The world of sports is an entertainment of glamour and glitz. The sports world offers lucrative career options for all those who are talented and who are very much keen to establish themselves. In the recent world, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t look for the highest paying jobs. In this case, sports offer a huge profitable career option for them. All the successful sportsmen are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The lists of highest paid athletes are updating every year by different organizations who evaluate the net worth of the athletes.

One of the most reliable and famous lists is published by the Forbes magazine. The total earnings are calculated is based on the money derived from salary, prize money, endorsements and advertising income. A huge sum of money is generated every year from sports industry. The money is increasing proportionately with the popularity of sports throughout the world.

It is obvious that, the athletes earn enough money from the games and tournaments in the form of team salary, let alone the endorsement deals, in order to put them among the wealthiest stars of the world.

Top 10 Highest Paying Sports of the World 2017:

Today, we will focus on the highest paid sports of the world. Just scroll down to find what is the highest paying sport. Hope you’ll enjoy the top 10 list and most importantly, please don’t forget to give us your valuable comments regarding the list of “Top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017”.

Let’s find out, what is the highest paying sport in the world 2017?

Highest paid sport No 10: CYCLING

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Back in the year 1899, Charles Minthorn Murphy turned out to be the first cyclist to cover a mile’s distance under a minute’s time. He earned himself a nickname “Mile-a-Minute Murphy”. Cycling is considered as one of the most active sports in the world. However, cycles and other human-powered vehicles have undergone enormous innovations around the years. There are many cycling tournaments that are counted among the highest paying sports events in the world. The famous cyclists get enough money from the tournament earning. Cycling has many formats like, track cycling, BMX, Mountain cycling, road bicycle racing, time trailing etc. Bicycle racing is one of the recognized Olympic sports. Free style BMX cycling is one of the extreme sports in the world.

Moreover, they earn a huge sum of money from various endorsement deals. Legendary as well as the most controversial cyclist of modern days, Lance Armstrong achieved the No. 9 place in the Forbes list of Highest Paid Athletes in 2010 with an income of $28 million. Cycling is the No. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 9: BASEBALL

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A famous sports columnist, Jayson Stark once described baseball as “a unique paragon of American culture“. Baseball is still among the major sports of United States. More than 2.1 million people from USA alone participate in baseball. The baseball players are among the highest paid athletes in the world, especially because of the huge viewership of MLB. We consider baseball for the No. 9 position in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2016.

Famous American baseball player named Cecil Fielder was at No. 8 spot in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1993, while his total annual income was $12.7 million. Another baseball player, Alex Rodriguez attained the 7th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes in 2003 with a total income of $26 million. In 2004, Alex again marked his name at 9th spot with a total income of $26.2 million and in 2011, it became $35 million while he secured his position.

For thirteen years straight, Major League Baseball has seen its increased revenue in 2015. MLB generated estimated  $9.5 billion in 2015 which is $500 million more than in 2014. The average value of an MLB team is $1.2 billion in the season of 2015-16. The biggest reason behind this economic boost is the proliferation of lucrative media contracts. MLB has made over $12.4 billion TV deal with FOX and TBS. In the recent years, many MLB teams have linked with approximately $1+ TV contracts.

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Highest paid sport No. 8: ICE HOCKEY

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Ice hockey is often referred to as “The Fastest Game on Earth” because of its fast pace. The game is considered among the highest paying sports in the world, with the ice hockey players having secured decent places in the top paid athletes list. The players frequently put themselves in the Forbes’ richest list. In 1994, the eminent ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky achieved the 5th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with the income of $13.5 million. Ice hockey is the 8th highest paid sport in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2016.

The following year, he achieved 10th place in the list with $14.5 million worth of total income. In 1997, another famous ice hockey player, Joe Sakic from Canada achieved the 9th place in Forbes list of richest players, while his net worth was $17.9 million. In 1998, the Russian ice hockey player Sergei Federov attained 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with a stunning $29.8 million income.

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Highest paid sport No. 7: TENNIS

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Tennis is one of the most popular sports worldwide and the game is played by millions throughout the world. Tennis is at No. 7 spot in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2016. With WTA tours being among the highest paid tennis tournaments of the world, the tennis players quite frequently secure their place in Forbes Richest players list. In 1992, the great tennis player Andre Agassi achieved 6th in the list of highest paid athletes, with a total of $11 million worth of income.

In 1993, it was Jim Courier who achieved the 9th place in the Forbes list of richest players with a total income of $12.6 million. Recent days, the tennis superstar Roger Federer achieved 6th place in richest list of Forbes in 2008, 2010 and 2013, having a net worth of $35 million, $43 million and $71.5 million respectively.

The women tennis players also earn huge sum of money. Just take a look at the WTA prize money ranking in 2017:

WTA Players Nationality Prize Money (singles) Prize Money (Doubles)
Victoria Azarenka Belarus $193,210 $0
Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia $132,110 $2,985
Angelique Kerber Germany $114,390 $12,259
Agnieszka Radwanska Poland $111,163 $0
Monica Puig Puerto Rico $69,315 $0
Carla Suarez Navarro Spain $61,056 $1,851
Alize Cornet France $55,077 $3,415
Alison Riske United States $55,323 $1,312
Samantha Crawford United States $55,306 $0
Belinda Bencic Switzerland $48,677 $3,415

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Highest paid sport No. 6: SOCCER

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Soccer is one of the most excited and popular sports all over the world, especially in Europe. Legendary English footballer David Beckham was inducted in 2004 Forbes list of richest players at No. 8 spot with a total income of $28 million. The following year, he also secured 7th place in Forbes’ list with $32.5 million net worth and again he achieved 6th place in 2007 with $33 million. We have selected soccer for the 6th place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.

In 2007, Brazilian sensation Ronaldinho achieved 9th place in the Forbes list of richest athletes with the net worth of $31 million. In 2008, it was David Beckham again securing the 2nd place in Forbes list while his net worth was of $50 million. And then comes the age of Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Portuguese footballer, who placed 2nd in Forbes 2014 list of highest paid soccer players while Cristiano Ronaldo net worth was of $80 million. Last year, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi with the net worth of $64.7 million achieved the 4th place in the list of highest paid athletes.

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Highest paid sport No. 5: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

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American Football is a widely popular game which is also known for being one of the highest paying sports in the world as the American footballers frequently secure position in the Forbes list of Richest Players. In 1992, the American footballer Joe Montana first achieved 7th place in the Forbes list with $9.5 million income. With the income of $22.5, American Football legend Deion Sanders achieved 3rd place in 1995 list.

In 2004, famous NFL player Peyton Manning secured the 3rd place in the Forbes list of Highest paid athletes with a total income of $42 million. In 2005, Michael Vick with his $37.5 million income, placed 4th in the list. Tom Brady, one of the greatest NFL players of all time, attained the 9th place in Forbes Richest Players list in 2006 with the net worth of $29 million. American Football is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 4: GOLF

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One of the greatest golfers of all time and a legendary athlete, Tiger Woods, still holds the record of being in the first place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes for a record 11 times. Tiger Woods topped the Forbes list in 2002 with $69 million, in 2003 with $78 million, in 2004 with $80.3 million, in 2005 with $87 million, in 2006 with $90 million, in 2007 with $100 million, in 2008 $115 million, in 2009 with $110 million, in 2010 with $105 million, in 2011 with $75 million and again in 2013 while Tiger Woods net worth was of $78.1 million.

PGA tour money-leaders in 2017:

PGA tour is the largest platform where the golfers all over the world perform. The players can earn unimaginable amount of money from this golf championship. Thus Golf has become one of the highest paying sports in the world. Here is the leader board:

Ranking Player Earnings
1 Kevin Kisner $2,350,032.00
2 Russell Knox $2,118,160.00
3 Kevin Na $1,797,273.40
4 Justin Thomas $1,734,873.40
5 Graeme McDowell $1,565,100.00
6 Smylie Kaufman $1.562,750.90
7 Fabian Gomez $1,420,193.00
8 Jason Dufner $1,380,025.00
9 Jordan Spieth $1,353,750.00
10 Emiliano Grillo $1,261,742.30

Many years before Tiger Woods, it was Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer of all time secured the 3rd place in 1994 Forbes list with $14.8 million and Arnold Palmer achieved the 4th place the same year with a total income of $13.6 million. Golf is a gentlemen’s game and it’s a richest game too. We put Golf at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 3: AUTO RACING

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Various auto racing events like the F1 Grand Prix or Nascar are counted among the highest paying sports in the world. The risks involved in this sport get compromised a bit with a huge winning prize money besides several endorsement deals of reputed sports brands. Auto racing is indeed a millionaires’ game. It makes the sport the 3rd highest paying sport in our list.

The legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher achieved the first place in 1999 in the Forbes list of richest players with an income of $49 million and again stood first in 2000 with $59 million net worth. In 1992, famous auto racer Ayrton Senna secured the 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with $22 million income and the same year another race driver Nigel Mansell achieved the 4th place with a net income of $14.5 million.

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Highest paid sport No. 2: BOXING

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Boxing is one of the dangerous sports in modern times. The game is also reputed for being the best paying sports event in the world. The boxers earn a huge sum of prize money from the tournaments. They also get good amount of profit from Pay-Per-View commissions, endorsements and betting. In 1991, the reputed boxer Mike Tyson first topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total income of $28.6 million and again the legendary boxer achieved the same place in 1996 with $75 million net income.

Boxing is considered for the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017. In 1992, another boxing legend Evander Holyfield topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total $60.5 million income. After a little break, another boxer, Floyd Mayweather topped the Forbes Richest Players list with $85 million worth in 2012 and again he topped the list in 2014 with a net income of $105 million.

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Highest paid sport No. 1: BASKETBALL

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Reputed basketball tournaments like NBA are widely considered among the highest paid sports events around the globe. The participants earn a numerous from their endorsements. Besides, they earn millions as the salaries from their respected teams. Famous basketball player signed shoes and jerseys also boost their income on yearly basis. The greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan topped the Forbes Magazine’s list of highest paid basketball players in 1992, with his income of $35.9 million.

He also topped in 1993 with $36 million, in 1994 with $30.01 million, in 1995 with $43.9 million, in 1997 with $78.3 million, and in 1998 with a total income of $69 million. Another basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal also achieved the 6th place in 1993 in Forbes list of most earning players with the income of $15.2 million and again achieved the 2nd place in 1994 with the net worth of $16.7 million.

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In conclusion,

Sports industry is undoubtedly the right place for an athlete to find great wealth and fame. For the athletes, it is the highest paying jobs in the whole world. That’s why many young people want to build a career in sports, in pursuit of fame and most importantly for money. However, many of them forget that it takes more than just the want for wealth and fame in sports. A true sportsman has to be dedicated to his sport and become really good at it. Only then, the rest of the things will follow as rewards. Sports may be lucrative, but they are challenging too by nature.

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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in America

Sports of different kinds play an important role in American society. These sports have earned tremendous popularity across USA, but most importantly they are the vehicles for transmitting such values as fair play, justice and team work. Sports have contributed to social and racial integration and over history, they have been a ‘social glue’ bonding the whole America together.

Early American personalities like President Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin stressed the need for sports such as running and swimming. In the 20th century, American presidents like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy continued to encourage sports among the Americans.

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Later in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the President’s council on Youth fitness. It aimed to encourage America’s youth to make fitness a first priority. This organization later became the President’s Council on physical fitness and Sports, which included people of all ages and abilities and promoting fitness through games and sports. Today, the Sports Council continues to play a vital role in development of sports in America.

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Sporty Ghost has enlisted the top 10 most popular sports in America. Let’s check out what is the most popular sport in America?

10. Martial Arts

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Martial arts are the traditions of combat practices. Martial arts are practiced for various reasons: self-defense, physical health and fitness, competition, entertainment purposes, as well as physical, mental and spiritual development.

Actually, the term ‘Martial Arts’ has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia. But it was originally referred to the combat system of Europe, in early 1550s. The term ‘Martial Arts’ derived from the Latin word ‘Arts of Mars’, the Roman God of war. Not only in Europe, martial arts have also gained popularity in America. It has been a mandatory in US military to learn martial arts as a form of self-defense.

The US government is also encouraging Martial Arts as a form of sport. In 2007, the wholesale value of martial arts related sports equipment in America was estimated 314 million USD. The participation in martial arts in the same year was at stunning 6.9 million. The Ultimate fighting championship in Martial arts generated a revenue of about 250 USD in 2008. Martial arts are gaining popularity in the young generations of USA. It is one of the most watched sports in America. In our list of top 10 most popular sports in America, Martial arts is in No. 10 position.

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9. Motor Sports

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Like the rest of the World, Americans initially began to use their public streets as a track of automobile races. As time progressed, and it was realized that these venues are not safe for the public as they offered relatively little crowd control. Promoters and drivers in America discovered that horse racing tracks could provide better conditions for motor sports than public streets. Since then, there was a huge development in the racing motor sports in America.

United States are quite capable of arranging famous motor racing events. Here are some of these popular motor sports:

Indianapolis 500:

Indianapolis 500 is the most popular open wheel racing event in USA. An acrimonious split between the primary series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway led to the formation of Indy Racing League in 1994.

Notable Indy car drivers: A.J Foyt, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Al Unser, Scott Dixon.

NASCAR:

It is the result of enormous expansion of stock car racing. At past, it was mostly a regional circuit, followed in the Southern US. Now it is truly a national sports event.

Famous NASCAR drivers: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt and Jr. Jimmie Johnson

Formula 1:

Although, formula one is the most popular form of motor sports worldwide, it is not so much popular in America. The Formula one race first hosted in Austin, Texas in 2012. The event was the first United States Grand Prix held since 2007.

Famous Formula one drivers: Phil Hill, Mario Andretti, Scott Speed

Motorcycle:

Motorcycle racing, commonly known as MotoGP championship is one of the most popular sports in America. There are two Moto GP events took place in US. These events included United States motorcycle Grand Prix and Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Famous Moto GP drivers: Nicky Hayden, Collin Edwards, John Hopkins, Eddie Lawson

After American football, Motorcycle racing is the 2nd most watched in America. Motorcycle racing has marked as one of the most popular sports in USA. In our list of top 10 most popular sports in America, motorcycle racing is in No. 9 position.

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8. Pro-wrestling

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It was a professional wrestling promotion in America in the mid-1980s. Various federations of US wrestling, including National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions unitedly formed Pro-wrestling in USA.

Historical background:

By 1984, Vince McMahon stepped forward to take the World Wrestling Federation ( Now World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE) national and he was the one to bring out Georgia Championship Wrestling. Vince McMahon was able to air the historic “Brawl to End it All” and “War to Settle the Score” wrestling card on MTV to fight the National Wrestling Alliance. Besides that, McMahon still had the most recognized wrestler in America, HULK HOGAN.

Famous Pro-wrestling figures: John Cena, Undertaker, Kane, Stone Cold, The Rock.

Pro-wrestling is probably the most watched and popular sport event in America to some of the critics.

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7. Tennis

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Tennis is an Olympic sport. The game is played all the levels of society. Tennis is popular in all ages. Although the modern game of tennis originated in England, the popularity spread worldwide in a very short period of time.

Tennis was first played in America at the home of Mary Ewing Outerbridge at the Staten Island Cricket club in New Brighton Staten Island, New York in 1874. In 1880, USA held the American National Tournament for the first time in history. United States Tennis Association was formed on 21 May, 1881 to build up rules and organize tennis tournaments.

The America’s national Men’s singles championships is currently known as US Open . The first US Open was took place in 1881 at Newport, Rhode Island. The US Open was made officially one of the tennis majors from 1924.

America has possessed a glorious memory in the history of tennis. The sport is equally popular in men and women. In our list of top 10 most popular sports in America, tennis is in the No. 7 position as one of the most watched sports in USA.

Famous US tennis players: Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams

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6. Golf

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Golf began many centuries before the Europeans migrated to America. Presumably, they brought the game across the Atlantics. The game of golf took a while to become popular in America.

American Professional Golfers Association, PGA was formed in 1916. The catalyst in this procedure was the department store owner Rodman Wanamaker.

America is considered as the heartland of golf. There are hundreds of beautiful golf courses around the country. America’s history of golf is much enriched. Golf is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in America.

Famous US golfers: Tiger Woods, Lanny Wadkins, Gene Littler, Lloyd Mangrum

Tiger Woods is an iconic golf figure in the history of America. He is the most successful golfer of all time. He has been one of the highest paid athletes for several years. The players like Woods has made the game one of the most popular sports in America.

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5. Soccer

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USA is one of those very few countries where soccer is not at the top in sense of popularity. In terms of viewership, soccer is regarded as the most popular sports in the world. However, soccer is gaining popularity in the school based programs while about 340,000 girls and 380,000 boys participated in this game during 2008 as per the US census.

The governing body is named United States Soccer Federation, commonly known as US Soccer. The organization arranges all level of soccer in America, involving the National teams, professional leagues and amateur games. Now a days, over 13 million people in America are playing soccer. It is the third most played team sport in America.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest professional soccer league in US. Major League Soccer began to put their mark since 1996 with 10 teams, and has now grown to 20 teams. The MLS is becoming very popular in USA. This soccer league has the third highest attendance of any sports events in America.

Famous US soccer players: Alexi Lalas, Thomas Florie, Cobi Jones, Tim Howard.

In our list of top 10 most popular sports in America, soccer is the fifth most popular sport in US.

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4. Ice Hockey

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The game is generally known as ‘hockey’. The name ‘Ice-hockey’ is commonly used in countries where ‘hockey’ refers to dry field hockey. Ice hockey is the 4th most popular sport in America.

Ice-hockey is mostly popular in the areas of North America, particularly in northern parts of America and Canada. The National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level in men’s hockey and is the most popular game in North America. USA won its first gold medal in winter Olympics 1980, in ice-hockey. It was the greatest success of the American ice hockey teams. The win was so remarkable that it is referred to “Miracle on Ice”, as it was a win over the mighty Soviet Union.

Famous US ice-hockey players: Tommy Williams, Jeff Norton, Darren Turcotte, Craig Janney

On the basis of popularity, ice-hockey is the 4th most popular sports in America.

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3. Basketball

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Basketball is the 3rd most popular sport in our list. Basketball is the 10th most followed sport in the world. Basically the game is well developed in America and some part of Europe. Nowadays, people all over the world enjoy the game.

All basketball competitions in America are organized under National Basketball Association (NBA). There are so many world renowned NBA basketball teams in all around USA.

US basketball is responsible for the selection and training of the men’s and the women’s team. The USA basketball team used to participate in FIBA Basketball World Cup, Games of the Olympiad and men’s and women’s qualifiers.

Basketball is very much popular sport in America in all terms of view and it is gaining the popularity day by day.

Famous US basketball players: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant

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2. Baseball

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Baseball is considered as the 2nd most popular sport in America. In America, baseball is called the game of national pastime. There are two levels of baseball competition in America, 1. Minor League Baseball and 2. Major League Baseball (MLB). The increased popularity of baseball is not just seen in America, but the whole world is becoming the centerpiece of baseball events slowly. There is always a huge number of audience following baseball matches in America.

Baseball can be played well by people of average height and weight. For this reason, the game is called a “democratic Game”. The game is played at a number of amateur levels, from the high school to college. During the spring and summer, there will be a baseball game going on almost every corner of America.

Famous US baseball players: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson, Lou Gehrig

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1. American Football

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In our list of top 10 most popular sports in America, American Football is the most popular and most watched sport of all the other sports. It is also the 9th most popular sport in the whole sport world.

The biggest competition of American football is organized by National Football League (NFL). American football is more popular in southern parts of USA, like Texas, California and Florida.

The Americans are not just watching the football at homes. They are coming by thousands to watch the game on football stadiums. In 2012, the NFL had an average attendance of 67,604 at each game of football, which is more than any other sports event in the world.

With the charm of money and fame, American football has achieved the place of most popular sport in America.

In 2012, nearly 1.1 million American high school athletes and over 70,000 college athletes played American football in USA. The NFL championship game, “the Super Bowl”, ranks among the most watched sports worldwide. The NFL has an annual revenue of around $10 billion USD.

Famous NFL players: Reggie White, Don Hutson, Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice

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There are other most popular sports in America and Boxing is one of them. There are plenty of Americans who still remember the golden days of boxing. Who could forget the legendary American boxer Mohammad Ali? Still now, the legacy of Boxing is carried out by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who are very popular figure in America.

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Top 10 Best Golfers of all time

Golf is a gentleman’s game. The game is one of the most popular around the world. Historically the game originated during Roman Empire but in the modern time its first recorded mention was made in 1457 during the reign of King James II of Scotland. The game is generally a precision club and ball sport. It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, Golf is played on a course, consisting of an arranged progression of either 9 or 18 holes. The game has earned very much popularity in Europe and America.

Today, golf has gained such popularity that has never been before. Now, it will be very unwise not to make a top 10 list involving best golfers of all time in history.

Best Golfers of all time:

So, let it be and check the list of ‘Top 10 best golfers of all time’.

10. BYRON NELSON

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Byron Nelson, one of the best golfers of all time, was born in Texas, USA. His professional golf career spanned for 11 years, from 1935-1946. Byron became a legendary golfer with 52 championship winnings. ‘The Byron Nelson Championship‘ is arranged every year in Dallas to commemorate his significance. During his career, Byron grabbed 5 major championship titles and both the PGA and Masters championship two times, each one of them.

He was nicknamed ‘Lord Byron’ after the famous British poet due to his gentlemanly reputation. In 1974, Byron became a member of World Golf Hall of Fame and awarded several times which included most notably the most distinguished sportsman by United States Golf Association. The reputed golfer died in 2006. Byron Nelson has been enlisted at No. 10 in our short table of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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9. TOM WATSON

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Another best golfer in the history, Tom Watson from Kansas City, United States practically dominated the golf world in between 70s and 80s. Tom Watson is a multi-talented golfer who won as much as eight major championships, including 5 Open Golf Championships. As a matter of fact, Tom Watson was mentored by Byron Nelson since 1974. It’s not surprising that within a year of going under Byron’s wings, Watson won his first major golf championship.

Watson at the age of 60, participated in 2009 Open Championship, though lost at the end in a four-hole playoff. During his time, the friendly professional rivalry between him and Jack Nicklaus served to increase the popularity of golf. We have considered No. 9 spot for Tom Watson in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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8. BOBBY JONES

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Bobby Jones was considered as the most successful amateur golfer ever in the history. He won all four major golf tournaments in his era, therefore winning the career Grand Slam. During his 7 years in golf, he won 4 US Opens and another 3 Open Championships. He was the winner of 1930 British Amateur. In addition, he won the US Amateur championship as much as five times. His successful golf career came to an end when he suddenly decided to get retired from competitive golf at only 28 years of age.

Bobby Jones is the founder of the world renowned Augusta National Golf Club Course. He was also the co-founder of the Masters tournament and even came out of his retirement to compete in it until 1948, when he had to stop owing to some serious health related issues. Bobby Jones is the No. 8 golfer in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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7. SAM SNEAD

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Sam Snead had a pretty impressive career with the most career PGA victories (82 wins) in the history of golf. He was nicknamed ‘Slammin’ Sammy’. After serving in World War II, Sam participated in US Open and surprisingly, he never won any, though became runner-up four times in his career. Sam was a three times winner of PGA Championship as well as Masters Championship.

Sam Snead made a mark in golf history by winning the Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational [a LPGA event], against 15 other golfers’ and became the only male golfer to have won a women’s tournament ever. The great golfer, Sam Snead is at No. 7 position in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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6. GARY PLAYER

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Gary Player is the most successful non-American golf player in the history. The South African legendary golfer, Gary Player managed to achieve the career grand slam at 29 that has been bestowed upon only a few, namely Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Gary Player was famously known as “Black Knight” because of the fact that he usually wore black on the golf course. During his glorious golf career, Gary Player won nine Major tournaments, six Championship tours and three Open Championships.

Gary is also a famous golf book writer. He designed more than 325 golf courses and owns a horse breeding farm, namely the Gary Player Stud Farm. The farm is internationally acclaimed for producing top-class race horses. The No. 6 spot in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time is attributed to the Great Gary Player.

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5. BEN HOGAN

Top 10 Best Golfers of all time, BEN HOGAN
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Ben Hogan won five of the six tournaments he participated in 1953, including three major championships. The year is a notable one in the history of PGA, which later came to be known as the ‘Hogan Slam’. Ben Hogan was considered as the most perfect golf swinger in the history. He was a very hard working player who was known to work over his swing mechanics and technique relentlessly.

Hogan is credited as the greatest striker of a golf ball in the history for the amazing swing he mastered. After winning nine major championship titles, Ben Hogan got retired from golf. He is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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4. ARNOLD PALMER

Top 10 Best Golfers of all time, ARNOLD PALMER
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Arnold Palmer was an unchallengeable golfer who was known to his fans as “The king”. Palmer made huge in sports served to change the perception of golf being an elite class game. Like another golf legend Jack Nicklaus, he has helped a lot in popularizing and commercializing golf worldwide.

Arnold Palmer won seven major championships in golf which includes four Masters Titles. He was awarded the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, although he never won a single PGA championship in his career. He also marked his name in World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He is at No. 4 spot in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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3. WALTER HAGEN

Top 10 Best Golfers of all time, WALTER HAGEN
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Walter Hagen is a native New Yorker and one of the most influential golfers in the world. He won 11 major championships during his glorious golf career and was hailed as a national hero by becoming the first American golfer ever to win a British Open. Hagen didn’t stop there and went on to win three more Open titles in his golf career.

Walter Hagen came from a working class family and started out as a caddy before entering the golf course as a pro-golfer. At the time, pro-golfers were looked down upon him. He was refused entry to the clubhouse at the Open Championship in 1920. Water Hagen eventually contributed to overcome the class division in golf. We have considered him to be at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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2. TIGER WOODS

Top 10 Best Golfers of all time, TIGER WOODS
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It seems quite unbelievable for sport like golf (hardly popular in Asia) to bring in a lot of money in the bank, but the perception is changed if we see Tiger Woods who has been one of the highest paid athlete in the world for several years.

Tiger Woods is a legendary golfer who broke a number of golf records. He held the No. 1 ranking longer than any other golfer in the history. Tiger Woods was awarded the ‘PGA Player of the Year’ for a record 11 times and also honored with the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring that averages a record 8 times.

Woods has won a total of 14 professional major golf championships and 79 PGA Tour events in his splendid golf career. He has won more career PGA Tours and more career majors than any other active golfer in recent days. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam title which he attained a record three times. He is the only golfer to win both the Silver Medal and The Gold Medal at the Open Championship of golf. Many may disagree, but Tiger Woods is at No. 2 in our list of top 10 best golfers of all time.

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1. JACK NICKLAUS

Top 10 Best Golfers of all time, Jack Nicklaus
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Here it is, the No. 1 in our best golfers of all-time list is Jack Nicklaus. He was nicknamed as ‘The Golden Bear’. Jack is indeed the best golfers of all time in golf history. Let’s take a look at his incredible records.

In his career, he has a record 73 victories which include 18 major championships and 6 Masters. His glorious career spanned over 23 years and he made himself as the most accomplished golfer ever. Nick has completed the career Grand Slam a record 4 times. How incredible it is!

Off-the-course Nicklaus is also known for his charitable work. He also authored several books based on golf. Finally, he is man we are look for, the best of all, the greatest golfer in the history.

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