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How Much Does It Pay To Be Tiger Woods?

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What President Obama is to politics, Tiger Woods is to golf. He was the first African American golfer to break into the top tier of the PGA Tour. Not only did he break into the top tier, he has had one of the most dominating careers ever. With his 14 Majors wins his dominance is in class with the reins of any great athlete in any sport. He has collect over a hundred million dollars in prize money during his golfing career. However, that is only about a tenth of the bacon he has brought home, the rest coming from endorsement gigs.

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Forbes Magazine has Tiger’s net worth at $700m making him number 26 on the list of Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40. He was the only athlete to make that cut. His wallet has taken a hit though during the last few years while going through an expensive divorce from Scandinavian modal Elin Nordegren costing him roughly a hundred million. That’s got to feel like a whack from the club losing the equivalent of almost all your prize money you have ever collected throughout your career. Good thing he made all that money slinging major brands. He has had deals with major brands such as Nike, Gatorade, AT&T, and Buick.

All those companies, minus Nike, dropped him (like a clubbed baby seal) after his very public falling out with the wife. It came to light he had been living a Playboy lifestyle worthy of holding par with -the original Playboy himself- Hue Heffner. Rumor has it he would fly in different call girls to hook up with providing “company” to him on the tour. His game was up though when damning tapped phone call were leaked out. Elin did not take it too well to say the least. She hit Tiger Woods with a club as he was driving their SUV causing Tiger crash and get hurt. This injury had a devastating impact on Tiger’s drive, on the golf course.

After this incident Tiger was left with only Nike as a major brand sponsor and only had the likes of MuscleFarm to replace the defectors. However, Nike did stick by him which makes since considering they built a golf line which has generated over $700 million in sales that Tiger was the face of. His recent injuries have further troubled his earnings as well his performance. He is bringing in less than half of his 2008 high-water mark of $115 million. Hey but take a glass half full perspective, and look at it like this, hopefully he learned his lesson and not having to pay the air fare for hookers anymore.

All of this to say don’t lose any sleep worrying yourself about Mr. Woods’ finances. He is about to open a golf course he designed himself in Mexico and will be collecting a lucrative pension from the PGA tour. Given the American public’s tendency of forgiveness more endorsement money is sure to find his iconic image attractive. He is also very well spoken and articulate so a career in broadcast could very much be in the realm of possibility. Either way the Tiger will be sitting pretty for the rest of his days.

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Celebrity Golfers that Got Game

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The game of golf draws a love it or hate it attitude and many celebrities love the outdoor sport that marries strategy, power hitting, aim and nature. It’s often featured in film. That’s when actress Cameron Diaz took her first swing. Other actors, like Clint Eastwood and George Lopez, have long played the game and regularly compete in Pro-Am games. But, who tops the list of celebrity golfers? The PGA, Golf Digest and other sport publications put together top 50 and 100 lists based solely on handicap and scores, but what about the talented celebrity players that go above and beyond for their favorite spirt? Here are nine top celebrity golfers who dedicate a hefty portion of their time and effort to the game, both playing it and helping further it.

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Craig T. Nelson
He may have played a football coach, but “Coach” star Craig T. Nelson loves golf so much, he integrates the game into his movie roles. He’s got such game that the Golf Channel featured him on “Playing with the Pro’s.” He’s dedicated to the game and his favorite charity that he hosts his own celebrity tournament to benefit Lilac Services for the Blind.

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11 Golfers on Tour That Are Out of Shape

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Some professional golfers are overweight and out of shape. Golf is not a cardiovascular demanding sport, so perhaps this is one contributing factor. Caddies carry their equipment, and there is no running or jumping involved. Well, no jumping until that amazing hole in one is accomplished, anyway. Professional golfers can continue their career into their 50’s and beyond, so that may be another reason why this sport has “out of shape” players. Many professional golfers smoke and drink while playing, not exactly your typical physical healthy habits. Nevertheless, golf can be played professionally by people who are non-athletic or out of shape and overweight. Even without a cart or caddie, the average calories burned in one hour playing golf is only 360. Let’s take a tour into the lives of 11 professional golfers that are out of shape.

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1. Angel Cabrera – Angel Cabrera plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. As a U.S. Open Champion, he will be joining fellow golfers on the field of the 2016 Wyndham Championship. Cabrera was born in Cordoba, Argentina on September 12, 1969. He is commonly called “El Pato” (“The Duck”) because of his waddling walk. Cabrera’s humble beginnings are a true life rags to riches story. Cabrera is stocky and carries a few extra pounds but this chain smoker has given up cigarettes.

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13 Crazy Golf Records That May Never Be Broken

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Golf records exist in the course just like any other sport. There are records for the highest purse award won, the longest drive, the farthest put, and obviously the best hole-in-one. However, there are far more records in the game of gold, some so extreme they ended up the Guinness Book of World Records due to their bizarre nature. Here are 13 of them:

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1. The highest golf course in the world – Imagine what happens when you slice a ball at 10,000 feet above sea level. You can find out in person if you take the time to travel to India to play the Yak Golf Course. This course sits at an altitude of 13,025 feet, and with the air thinner at this level the ball tends to go higher and faster. Any higher and you might need to play vertical.

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