Sports You won't believe how many pro golfers made $1 million this year

22:08  14 november  2017
22:08  14 november  2017 Source:   Golf

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Most people know that pro golfers make a ridiculously good living from the sport. But just how well are the pros making out? Only 16 players on the LPGA Tour crossed the $ 1 million mark this year , while 37 female tennis players cracked seven figures.

× You Won ' t Believe How Much Money The PGA's Best Golfers Made On Tour This Year . For comparison's sake, only 15 men's tennis players made over $ 1 million in tournament winnings in 2011. Add in big-time sponsorships, and even mid-tier golfers are raking in huge sums of money.

Everyone knows that pro golfers make a ridiculously good living. Endorsement deals alone can afford them lavish lifestyles with mansions and sports cars. Inside the ropes, cash is also plentiful; the winner's share this season surpassed $1 million at all but four official Tour events.

So just how well are the pros making out?

Very, very well.

In fact, 143 male pros on the PGA and European tours made more than $1 million on the course in 2017 (h/t to CNN). To compare it to another individual sport, 49 male tennis pros eclipsed $1 million, according to CNN.com.

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Golfers of course have longer career primes than their tennis counterparts. This year on the Champions tour, Bernhard Langer, age 60, earned $3.6 million in prize money, which would rank fourth on the men's tennis tour.

The story is different for women golfers. Only 16 players on the LPGA Tour crossed the $1 million mark this year, while 37 female tennis players cracked seven figures.

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Madison Bumgarner’s $12 million option for the 2018 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, who are determined to keep a talented rotation intact as the club looks to bounce back from a last-place season. The Giants locked up Bumgarner long-term in April 2012 on a $35.56 million, six-year contract through this year. The deal includes another $12 million option for 2019. Bumgarner missed nearly three months this past season following a dirt bike accident during an off day in Colorado on April 20. As planned, San Francisco also exercised the $7 million option for lefty Matt Moore.

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