Golf fans may not be ready to say that Tiger Woods is officially back until he wins another major tournament, but his wallet would beg to differ. Last year, Tiger was bumped out of the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes for the first time since 2011. This year, he is back on top.
After pulling in an estimated $65 million in endorsements and $13.1 million in salary and winnings, Woods’ topped Forbes’ 2013 list of highest-earning athletes by pulling in a total of $78.1 million. Tiger received a bump in endorsements from the $55 million he took home last year, but winning has also made a huge difference as he earned only $4.4 million on the course a year ago.