Phil Mickelson’s successful career as a professional golfer has reportedly earned him a massive $400 million. His impressive net worth comes after winning 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships. Continue reading
Henrik Stenson is a professional golfer on both the PGA and European Tour. The 41 year old golfer has sharpened his game in recent years to become one of the top players in the world. He is currently ranked as the number six best golfer in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking, and he has reached as high as number two multiple times in his career. Stenson has three top 10’s on the PGA Tour this year and just secured his first victory of the season winning the past week’s tournament, the Wyndham Championship. His recent success has led to his name being recognizable throughout the world of golf. Because of his success on the course, Henrik Stenson’s net worth sits at $28 million.
Henrik Stenson became a professional golfer in 1999. Before that, he played in junior and amateur tournaments while growing up in Sweden. Stenson played on the European Tour for a number of years before finally becoming a mainstay on the PGA Tour in 2005. He was able to secure his first victory on the PGA Tour in 2007 when he won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. His best year on the PGA Tour came in 2013. He won two big tournaments towards the end of the season to capture the FedEx Cup title and a $10 million check that goes to the winner. That money was in addition to the over $6 million in earnings he had previously secured earlier in the season.
Golfing legends are curated over time through their on-course success. The ultimate success for any professional golfer is winning a major tournament. There are four yearly major tournaments in golf: The Masters, The U.S. Open, The Open, and the PGA Championship. Henrik was able to join many a golf legends in 2016 when he captured his first major title. Stenson’s final round 63 secured him a score of -20 for the tournament as he edged out fellow golf great Phil Mickleson. Stenson became the first Scandinavian man to win a major title in golf. Not only did he get his name etched on the tournament’s trophy, The Claret Jug, but he also took home over $1.5 million in prize money. Less than a month after winning the major, Stenson competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brasil. He shot 14 under in his four rounds and was able to secure a silver medal for his country of Sweden.
The majority of Henrik Stenson’s net worth comes from his golfing career. He has won a total of 20 professional tournaments, 11 of which were on the European tour and another six on the PGA Tour. His career earnings are well into the tens of millions. His win this past weekend at the Wyndham Championship put another $1 million in his bank account. We can expect Henrik Stenson’s net worth to continue to increase over the remainder of his golfing career. His late surge in his professional career has assured that he can play well, even as he begins to approach his later years. Stenson is married to his wife and the couple has two kids together and resides in Orlando, Florida.
The 2017 Masters golf tournament has now come to a close, but we will take a ride back to Augusta with the 2016 winner, Danny Willett. Willett is a professional golfer who hails from England. He turned professional back in 2008 at the age of twenty after finishing his college golf career at Jacksonville State University. While he has been a big name on the European Tour for many years now, he was unrecognizable to many Americans until his 2016 Masters victory.
At 29 years old, Willett has had quite a successful professional golf career thus far. Danny Willett’s net worth has increased throughout his playing career. He holds a total of five professional wins, four of which occurred on the European Tour along with last year’s Masters. His breakthrough came back in 2012 when he won the BMW International Open in a playoff against Marcus Fraser. That victory netted Willett over €300,000 or approximately $350,000. Of his remaining victories, two came in the 2015 golf season and then another 2 last year, in 2016. His Masters victory of 2016 was by far his most lucrative. He received $1.8 million for his Augusta victory along with a green jacket, an ever living symbol of the tournament.
How Much Is Danny Willet’s Net Worth?
When you examine Willet’s lifetime earnings, his net worth is at least $15.7 million.
Willett is currently in his 10th season on the European tour, while just having played on the PGA Tour for eight seasons. The official prize money he has been awarded on the European Tour during his ten seasons totals €12,267,975 which converts to approximately $13 million. If you add his PGA Tour totals to that amount, $2,713,938, he has a total career earnings of $15.7 million during his professional golf career. Like many professional athletes, on the field/court/course earnings play only a small part into an individual’s net worth and the same could be said for the net worth of Danny Willett. After his 2016 Masters victory, sponsors came knocking at his door. In fact, he gained nearly 50k Twitter followers as a result of his win in Augusta. We estimate Danny Willett’s net worth to currently sit at €7.5 million which converted equals $8 million. As he further progresses in his career, we expect his net worth to continue to rise. This will be fueled mostly by future career earnings on the PGA and European Tours along with further involvement in a variety of sponsorships that most golfers are able to carry. Although he wasn’t able to capture the green jacket in 2017, if he can win in 2018 or in the future he will join an exclusive club of players with multiple green jackets. There are currently only 17 players in that exclusive club, but a win next year will make him number 18.
What Golf Clubs does Danny Willett use?
Answer: the expensive kind.
Willet uses a number of super high end clubs to work his magic. For example, in his 2016 win at the Augusta Masters, he is rumored to have used the following. I’ve provided their full retail value below as well. You can see, Willet uses high end stuff.
Callaway XR 16 Driver 9° Retail value: $269.98
XR Fairway Wood 15°. Retail value: $198.99
XR Fairway Wood 19°. Retail value: $199.99
Apex Utility 2-iron. Retail value: $229.99
Apex Utility 4-iron. Retail value: $229.99
Apex Pro Irons 5-9. Retail value: $749.95
Mack Daddy 2 Wedges. Retail value: $79.99
Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges. Retail value: $129.99
Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Putter. Retail value: $199.99
Chrome Soft golf balls. Retail value: $37.99
Willett currently resides in Rotherham, Yorkshire with his wife and son. His son was born just before his 2016 Masters victory. He currently ranks 17th in the Official World Golf Ranking.