Woods First Athlete to Bank $1B

On-course winnings, appearance fees, endorsement deals put him over the top
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 7:11 PM CDT
Woods First Athlete to Bank $1B
Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods.   (AP Photo)

Tiger Woods is undoubtedly saving what room is left in his trophy case for the majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus, but his latest accomplishment doesn’t come with a trophy anyhow: He’s the first professional athlete to earn $1 billion, Forbes says. The magazine calculated on-course winnings, endorsement deals and the like, and says Woods’ bonus for taking this year’s FedEx Cup put him over the top.
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