According to Forbes Magazine’s latest ranking, which was revealed on Wednesday, Woods has been edged off the top rung of the golf ladder by his longtime pursuer, Phil Mickelson. Lefty amassed $50.8 million in earnings both on and off the course in 2014, the magazine says, while Woods checked in right behind him at $50.6 million. That makes this the first year since Woods turned pro that he hasn’t been pro golf’s leading earner.
Overall, Woods – who outearned everyone in all of athletics for much of the first decade of this century – ranks ninth, with Mickelson right above him in eighth. Fast-rising Rory McIlroy was the third-highest earning golfer at $48.3 million, good for 12th place on the overall list. The next highest-ranked golfers are No. 82 Justin Rose at $22 million, No. 85 Jordan Spieth at $19.8 million and No. 96 Billy Horschel at $19 million.
Not surprisingly, boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the overall list at $300 million, followed by Manny Pacquiao at $160 million. Also in the top 10 are No. 3 Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid at $79.6 million, No. 4 Lionel Messi of Barcelona at $73.8 million, No. 5 Roger Federer at $67 million, No. 6 LeBron James at $64.8 million and No. 7 Kevin Durant at $54.1 million.
Tiger’s biggest haul, by the way, came back in 2006, when he pulled in $121 million.