Golf, The Corporate Sport of America in 2011

Golf, The Corporate Sport of America in 2011

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The infographic below illustrates how golf is the corporate sport in America in 2011 by comparing the earnings of top athletes from each market. (NFL, MLB, Nascar, NBA) The graph compares the top 5 earners in each respective sport market and how their money was made through endorsements & sponsorships verse salary & winnings. The top five golfers made more in endorsements in 2011 then the other four sports combined($217,000,000); making golf the corporate sport of the U.S. in 2011. The highest earner was Tiger Woods, who made $60mm in endorsements and only $2mm was made with winnings/salary. Among the top golfers, over 90% of their earnings were made through sponsorships compared to 10% for the top NFL players.
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  1. Jerry the Jetter says:

    awesome info! And the picture of tiger is hilarious