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Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game.
The 82-time PGA Tour event winner is also one of the richest athletes on the planet, having earned more than $120 million on the tour.
And according to Forbes, Woods has raked in more than $1.5 billion thanks to extremely lucrative sponsorships from brands like Upper Deck, TaylorMade, Nike, and Rolex.
Unsurprisingly, Tiger lives lavishly as a result, splurging on megayachts, mansions, private jets, and more.
Tiger Woods is back.
After a tumultuous stretch that included four back surgeries in four years and an arrest after being found asleep in his car on the side of the road, Woods has once again found his stride and rejoined the top ranks of golf.
This isn't the first time Woods has needed to come back. His career was derailed by affairs and a subsequent divorce from his wife, and his return to golf dominance has been hampered by injuries.
But despite this, Woods is still estimated to have a net worth approaching 10 figures and is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time. That means plenty of cash to spend on yachts, private jets, megamansions, and video games.
Take a look at how he spends it all below.
Tony Manfred and Mary Hanbury contributed reporting to a previous version of this article.
Tiger Woods is widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game.
And he's been paid accordingly.
The 82-time PGA Tour event winner has earned more than $120 million on the tour since turning pro in 1996.
Source: PGA Tour
He's No. 1 on the PGA Tour's all-time earnings list, by far, and is the only golfer to break the $100-million mark, which he hit in 2012.
Though tennis legend Roger Federer passed Woods as the highest-paid athlete of all time from a non-team sport.
Still, Woods was ranked the eighth highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2020 — and the 26th on the outlet's "Celebrity 100."
Part of the reason is that Tiger's real money comes from off the course; at his peak in the late 2000s, Woods made $100 million annually from endorsements.
In 2020, Woods raked in $60 million in endorsements.
And over the course of his career, that number is estimated to be approximately $1.5 billion.
Woods has been with Nike since he turned pro in 1996.
In 2013, he signed a $200 million deal with the brand.
Woods has hit some bumps in the road throughout his career. In 2009, news broke that Woods had been cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, and two days later, he crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his house.
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He was accused of having an affair with Rachel Uchitel, a New York nightclub manager. Months later, several other women came forward claiming they had affairs with Woods.
Source: ABC News
Many of Woods' endorsement partners dropped him over the controversy. This included companies like AT&T, Gatorade, Gillette, Golf Digest, and Tag Heuer. His biggest partner, Nike, stuck with him.
His caddie, Joe LaCava, refused to abandon him as well.
The divorce settlement cost him a reported $100 million in 2010.
And his golfing career started to turn sour. Woods suffered an 11-year majors drought which he broke with his 2019 Masters victory.
Source: Business Insider
He has also been battling various injuries. When Woods was charged with DUI, he said it was due to an "unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."
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Woods had four back surgeries in a four year span, and it was later shown he had five different drugs in his system at the time of the arrest.
Despite these problems, Woods continues to live a lavish lifestyle. After the divorce settlement, he reportedly considered selling his 155-foot long megayacht, "Privacy," for $25 million. However, the boat was not sold, so Woods docks it in North Palm Beach, Florida.
He stayed on the yacht on Long Island during the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
He owns a 10-acre property in Jupiter, Florida, which he built from scratch for $55 million.
Source: Palm Beach Post
It has a pitch-and-putt golf course, as well as a private dock.
Source: Palm Beach Post
Golf isn't his only passion — Woods is really into spearfishing. He learned how to free dive so that he could spearfish without an air tank.
He loves spearfishing so much that he once called in sick to a tune-up tournament before the Open Championship just so he could spend time catching fish.
Woods is a die-hard Raiders fan. He tries to find time to support the silver and black whenever he can.
He even has a Raiders-themed pool table in his house.
Woods is also a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He turned out for multiple games during the 2017 World Series.
Woods likes tennis as well. He is good friends with Rafael Nadal and has been spotted sitting in his box during a number of matches.
He also likes to work out, maybe too much. His old coach, Hank Haney, once said "my opinion is he really overdoes that."
Haney also suggested that Woods pushed himself physically because he wanted to be viewed as an athlete, saying that Woods viewed injuries as "a way of being accepted into the fraternity of superstars who played more physical sports than golf."
Tiger says he likes to practice all day, but when he was recovering from surgery he filled his time by playing "Call of Duty" eight hours a day with a 30-minute lunch break. Despite all that, Woods said he was still getting beat by seven-year-olds when he played online.
According to Rory McIlroy, the overtraining also causes Woods to struggle to sleep: "He struggles to sleep, which I think is an effect of overtraining, so I tell him to calm down sometimes. He'd be texting me at four o'clock in the morning: 'Up lifting. What are you doing?'"
When he's ready for a cheat meal, Woods can turn to his own restaurant in Jupiter. "After years of meals on the road, he decided to bring his vision of an elevated sports bar to life at home in Jupiter," the website says.
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Even when he isn't back in Jupiter, he likes to bring a little bit of home along with him. Woods reportedly replaces all of the furniture in the houses he rents during tournaments with his own, even if he's only there for a few days.
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He likes to travel in style and owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet, worth about $54 million.
But even with all of his money and luxuries, Woods has been accused of being cheap. A story has circulated about Woods wanting to be just one of the guys when he was having lunch with a group of Navy Seals, which resulted in the star failing to pick up the check.
Still, he devotes a ton of time and money to his at-risk youth charity, the Tiger Woods Foundation. In 2012, he gave the organization $12 million.
Additionally, he works with kids through the TGR Learning Lab, which provides opportunities for students to explore their passions by combining science with everyday tasks.
Woods doesn't just rely on his golf winnings and endorsements to fund his extravagant lifestyle. He also runs a golf design business. He opened his first US course in Houston in 2015 and was said to be designing a Trump International Golf Club course in Dubai in 2017.
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He is also picking up new endorsements well into his 40s. Since Nike got out of the equipment business, Woods has signed with Bridgestone to use its golf balls.
He also signed with TaylorMade for its golf clubs. The company released his first set of signature irons in 2019, and they go for $2,000.
Woods was heavily involved in the design of the clubs, with TaylorMade spending "hundreds of hours" on testing and building several prototypes until they got them just right for Tiger.
He's even partnered up with President Donald Trump. At the end of 2016, the two played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida. Woods told CNN that he was impressed by Trump's golfing. "What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old," he said.
Trump awarded Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019.
While Woods is still extremely private about his private life, it became clear he was dating again after he spent a lot of time with Erica Herman at the Presidents Cup.
She served as the general manager for Woods' restaurant and, since they began dating, has accompanied him to various events.
This is Woods' first public relationship since dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. The couple famously became victims when somebody stole their nude photos.
The good news is that on the course, Woods finally looks healthy. His play at the British Open and the PGA Championship in 2018, as well as his win at the Tour Championship — and of course the 2019 Masters — suggests that he's having a full comeback moment.
And though some of his performances early in 2020 looked lackluster, including missing the cut at the U.S. Open...
...Woods was one of the favorites heading into the Masters — which was postponed to November.
Now check out how Tiger is passing his talents on to his son, who has shown some early promise at the amateur level:
Tiger Woods' 11-year-old son, Charlie Woods, crushed the competition at a junior golf tournament with a 3-under finish
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