Tiger Woods - The Billion Dollar Man


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Move over Lee Majors. Being the Six Million Dollar Man just isn't good enough anymore. That's because we now have the One Billion Dollar Man. Tiger Woods. That's right Tiger has eclipsed the billion dollar mark in total earnings from tour play, appearance fees and endorsements.

At the beginning of the season Woods had already accumulated over $895 million. Earning over $10.5 for the regular season and a cool $10 million for winning the Fed-Ex cup put him over the top. Along with the $100 million in off course revenue, I would say it was a good year for the Woods camp.

What is so amazing about this is the consistency he displays in his endeavors. Whether it is a tournament or a commercial shoot, Woods is sure to deliver. This is what makes him such a phenom. You know what to expect with Woods. Greatness.

In a year in which Woods failed to win a major, he was still the most consistent player. Rarely was he out of contention and in the back of the minds of his fellow players. It seems as though every step he takes is paved with gold.

Despite all that he achieved this year, there are some who are convinced that the gap is narrowing between Woods and the rest of the field. One such case was how Y.E. Yang held off Woods at this years PGA Championship. It was the firs time in a long time that Woods held a 54 hole lead going into the last round and lost the tournament.

We will have to wait until next season to see how close the gap has narrowed as far as play on the course. Off the course, I can't see anyone coming close. While Woods earned over $100 million, Phil Mickelson was in second with $53 million. Personally I would like to see other players contend more often. It seems to bring out the best moments in Woods. The moments we love to talk about and remember.

Have a good one and always hit your target.

Comments (0)