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A Look at Tiger Woods’ Fortune in the Wake of His Tragic Accident

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Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title on April 14, 2019, marking his 15th major championship victory overall and his first major victory in over a decade. He was listed at No. 6 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of April 15, 2020.

Within the last three years he’s positioned himself in five top-five finishes and five top-12 finishes, earning his latest victory in 2020 at the Zozo Championship in Japan. He also competed alongside his son Charlie in the 2020 PNC Championship, finishing 7th, National Club Golfer reports. He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2022, according to Golf Digest.

Alas, the 45-year-old golf superstar, a veritable Greatest of All Time (GOAT) player, may have ended his playing career with injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

A report on Woods’ Twitter account notes that he was awake and responsive Wednesday morning after a “long surgical procedure” to repair open fractures on his lower right leg, as well as on his foot and ankle.

Woods’ career, though full of victories, has been hampered by a public divorce and an arrest and back injuries in recent years. His most recent accident occurred on a winding, downhill road in an area known for speeding, but officials said there was no evidence of driver impairment, although the accident is still under investigation, CNN reports.

He was driving a 2021 Genesis SUV, which U.S. News & World Report says has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $48,900, provided as a courtesy car while Woods hosted the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, according to CNN. He did not play in the event because he was recovering from back surgery.

As Woods recovers from his injuries and the golf world ponders his future, here’s a look at Tiger Woods’ net worth.

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Tiger Woods Net Worth: $800M
Tiger Woods is worth an estimated $800 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The golfer has made more than $1 billion dollars since turning pro in 1996 at the age of 20. Woods’ on-course winnings alone have earned him over $110 million, and the PGA Tour website ranks him as a career money leader.

Earnings Beyond Golf Winnings
Woods’ other earnings come from endorsements from companies such as Nike, which even stuck with Woods after a DUI arrest in 2017. He’d earned $42 million in various endorsement deals by 2018, according to Forbes.

Other projects include Payne’s Valley, a public golf course designed by Woods, a set of signature golf clubs co-created by Woods and TaylorMade, and a memoir titled BACK to be published by HarperCollins, which was announced in 2019 but no release date has been set.

How Tiger Spends His Millions
Golf might require poise and patience, but Woods’ spending habits offer a glimpse into how he cuts loose. His major purchases include a $20 million yacht called “Privacy” equipped with a bar, Jacuzzi and gym, a mansion with a golf course as a backyard in Jupiter Island, Fla., and a private jet worth over $50 million. Woods’ earnings landed him a spot on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes of 2016 at number 12. Tiger’s endorsement with Nike is roughly $22.5 million, according to Apex Marketing, so Woods can probably expect a profitable 2019.

Woods’ earnings don’t go completely to him. He has a charity foundation, the TGR Foundation, which received $12 million from Woods in 2012, the PGA reported.

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“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy…

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In February the golfing world stopped and held it’s breath after news began to filter through that Woods was involved in car crash.

Woods, a 15-time major champion, was driving close to double the 45mph speed limit when he crashed, the Los Angeles County’s sheriff has said.

The 45-year-old’s car left the road at approximately 84-87mph and flipped several times. Woods then had to be “extricated” from his Genesis GV80, a luxury SUV.

There was no evidence that he had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, with sheriff Alex Villanueva saying the primary reason for the traffic collision was driving at an unsafe speed.

Woods’ car came to rest several hundred feet away from where he entered the dusty area, hitting a tree in the process and rolling several times.

It was estimated that the estimated speed of the first impact on Woods’ car was 87mph, while when it hit the tree he is said to have been travelling at 75mph.

There were no witnesses to the incident.

Woods then underwent a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle. Dr. Anish Mahajan said Woods suffered “significant orthopedic injuries”.

He suffered “commuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibule bones in the leg”.

A rod had to be inserted into the tibia, Dr Mahajan said in a statement.

Dr Mahajan added that screws and pins were also inserted in Woods’ foot and ankle.

It’s possible Woods suffered injuries we aren’t aware of that did not require immediate surgery.

What do we know about his recovery?

It’s going well, according to snippets we’ve heard here and there.

Steve Stricker claimed before the Ryder Cup Woods was in good spirits and said: “Things are moving in the right direction.”

Woods has posted pictures here and there but it still looks like he is in crutches.

He can place a little bit of weight on his right leg, however.

Woods texted the United States team to “step on their necks” as they cantered to a 19-9 Ryder Cup victory.

Most recently Woods posted images of him searching for old trophies.

Even the most optomistic doctor would suggest that after Woods’ crash it would take months for him to recover to play golf – let alone competitive golf.

Woods told GolfDigest’s Daniel Rapaport in May that his rehab was, “more painful than anything I have ever experienced”.

Clearly Woods was asked if he hoped to play golf again, but Woods declined to answer the question.

He did tell the publication: “My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”

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Clearly Woods was asked if he hoped to play golf again, but…

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In February the golfing world stopped and held it’s breath after news began to filter through that Woods was involved in car crash.

Woods, a 15-time major champion, was driving close to double the 45mph speed limit when he crashed, the Los Angeles County’s sheriff has said.

The 45-year-old’s car left the road at approximately 84-87mph and flipped several times. Woods then had to be “extricated” from his Genesis GV80, a luxury SUV.

There was no evidence that he had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, with sheriff Alex Villanueva saying the primary reason for the traffic collision was driving at an unsafe speed.

Woods’ car came to rest several hundred feet away from where he entered the dusty area, hitting a tree in the process and rolling several times.

It was estimated that the estimated speed of the first impact on Woods’ car was 87mph, while when it hit the tree he is said to have been travelling at 75mph.

There were no witnesses to the incident.

Woods then underwent a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle. Dr. Anish Mahajan said Woods suffered “significant orthopedic injuries”.

He suffered “commuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibule bones in the leg”.

A rod had to be inserted into the tibia, Dr Mahajan said in a statement.

Dr Mahajan added that screws and pins were also inserted in Woods’ foot and ankle.

It’s possible Woods suffered injuries we aren’t aware of that did not require immediate surgery.

What do we know about his recovery?

It’s going well, according to snippets we’ve heard here and there.

Steve Stricker claimed before the Ryder Cup Woods was in good spirits and said: “Things are moving in the right direction.”

Woods has posted pictures here and there but it still looks like he is in crutches.

He can place a little bit of weight on his right leg, however.

Woods texted the United States team to “step on their necks” as they cantered to a 19-9 Ryder Cup victory.

Most recently Woods posted images of him searching for old trophies.

Even the most optomistic doctor would suggest that after Woods’ crash it would take months for him to recover to play golf – let alone competitive golf.

Woods told GolfDigest’s Daniel Rapaport in May that his rehab was, “more painful than anything I have ever experienced”.

Clearly Woods was asked if he hoped to play golf again, but Woods declined to answer the question.

He did tell the publication: “My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”

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TIGER WOODS: WHAT IS THE LATEST AFTER HORROR CRASH KEPT HIM FROM THE RYDER CUP?

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In February the golfing world stopped and held it’s breath after news began to filter through that Woods was involved in car crash.

Woods, a 15-time major champion, was driving close to double the 45mph speed limit when he crashed, the Los Angeles County’s sheriff has said.

The 45-year-old’s car left the road at approximately 84-87mph and flipped several times. Woods then had to be “extricated” from his Genesis GV80, a luxury SUV.

There was no evidence that he had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, with sheriff Alex Villanueva saying the primary reason for the traffic collision was driving at an unsafe speed.

Woods’ car came to rest several hundred feet away from where he entered the dusty area, hitting a tree in the process and rolling several times.

It was estimated that the estimated speed of the first impact on Woods’ car was 87mph, while when it hit the tree he is said to have been travelling at 75mph.

There were no witnesses to the incident.

Woods then underwent a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle. Dr. Anish Mahajan said Woods suffered “significant orthopedic injuries”.

He suffered “commuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibule bones in the leg”.

A rod had to be inserted into the tibia, Dr Mahajan said in a statement.

Dr Mahajan added that screws and pins were also inserted in Woods’ foot and ankle.

It’s possible Woods suffered injuries we aren’t aware of that did not require immediate surgery.

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What do we know about his recovery?

It’s going well, according to snippets we’ve heard here and there.

Steve Stricker claimed before the Ryder Cup Woods was in good spirits and said: “Things are moving in the right direction.”

Woods has posted pictures here and there but it still looks like he is in crutches.

He can place a little bit of weight on his right leg, however.

Woods texted the United States team to “step on their necks” as they cantered to a 19-9 Ryder Cup victory.

Most recently Woods posted images of him searching for old trophies.

Even the most optomistic doctor would suggest that after Woods’ crash it would take months for him to recover to play golf – let alone competitive golf.

Woods told GolfDigest’s Daniel Rapaport in May that his rehab was, “more painful than anything I have ever experienced”.

Clearly Woods was asked if he hoped to play golf again, but Woods declined to answer the question.

He did tell the publication: “My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”

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