Top 5 Richest Female Golfers of All Time

Published 06/26/2022, 7:30 PM EDT

It’s just a matter of time when Women’s golf will have the same recognition as the Men’s Golf. As of now, it is not a popular sport like its male counterpart. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have quality players in it. With their talent and hard work, the female players have established their names in the world of golf. 

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Golf was a male-dominated sport until women started playing professionally in the 1900s. Since its inception, many positive changes have happened in women’s golf. This includes getting the audience’s attention and an inevitable increase in the tournament’s total purse

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Although it is nowhere near the male golfers, women have been making money through winning titles and endorsement deals. And let’s find out the top 5 richest female golfers of all time! 

1. The greatest of all time tops the list! 

The Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam is considered the greatest female golfer of all time. With 72 LPGA championship titles, including 10 majors, she tops many lists in women’s golf. And she didn’t disappoint us this time as well. 

With a $40 million net worth, Annika Sorenstam is the richest golfer of all time. Notably, the Hall of Famer is also the leader in the LPGA Tour’s all-time career earning list. Apart from career earnings, the golfer was also backed by many popular sponsors, including Callaway, Rolex, and Cutter & Buck.

2. A tie for the second! 

With $15 million as net worth, two golfers came second on the list; the Australian golfer Karrie Webb and Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa. 

Webb is also the second on the LPGA Tour career earnings list. She has won 41 LPGA Tour titles, including 7 majors. The LPGA Tour honored her with the Hall of Fame induction in 2005. Notably, the Aussie is the youngest to win the Career Grand Slam and has also earned the Super Career Grand Slam. 

On the other hand, Ochoa has won 27 tournament titles on the LPGA Tour, including 2 majors. From the World Golf Hall of Fame to the LPGA Hall of Fame in 2022, the Mexican golfer has received many accolades for her contributions to golf.

3. A newbie in the top 5 richest female golfers list

Forbes has listed Jin Young Ko and Nelly Korda, the world no. 1 and 2, respectively, as the world’s highest-paid female athletes. Yet, the world no. 4 Lydia Ko is one of the richest female golfers of all time, with a $12 million net worth.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Bronze medalist Lydia Ko of New Zealand poses with her medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The New Zealander has won 17 LPGA Tour titles, including 2 majors. Apart from her career earnings, endorsement deals from popular brands like Rolex, Callaway, and Adidas have made her richer than the other LPGA veteran golfers. 

4. A three-way tie for the fourth place!

Stacy Lewis and the World Golf Hall of Fame inductees Se Ri Pak and Nancy Lopez are tied for the fourth on our list with a $10 million net worth. 

Notably, Nancy Lopez has won 48 LPGA Tour championships, including 3 majors. Meanwhile, the South Korean golfer Se Ri Pak has won 25 LPGA Tour titles, including 5 majors. On the other hand, the former world no. 1 Lewis has won 13 titles on the LPGA Tour, including 2 majors. 

5. An expert in major on the Top 5 richest female golfers! 

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She has won only 21 titles on the LPGA Tour; however, 1/3rd of them are majors. With a $9 million net worth, the South Korean golfer Inbee Park is on our list of the top 5 richest female golfers of all time. 

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 16: Inbee Park of Korea kisses her winner’s trophy during day four of the 2020 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide Golf Club on February 16, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sue McKay/Getty Images)

Turned professional in 2006, Park has won many accolades for her contribution to golf, including the 2013 GWAA Female Player. 

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What do you think of the net worth of each golfer? Do you think they earned enough throughout their career? Or do you believe they deserve more? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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