The millionaire’s playground: Olympic golfers and the big bucks

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 16:46 IST
Among the field at Rio, Henrik Stenson of Sweden has the highest earnings thus far this season. (AFP)

Though the big stars are missing, it is a rich field (pun intended) that will tee off at the Olympic Golf course in Rio on Thursday. Four of the 50 players in the field are part of the top 10 on the PGA tour— Henrik Stenson (Sweden, world No 5); Bubba Watson (USA, world No 6); Rickie Fowler (USA, world No 8) and Danny Willett (Britain, No 9).

The life earnings of the top five players in the field is a whopping $ 122,002,782. That’s more than Rs 815 crore—Rs 815,89,90,947 to be exact.

The top Indian in the fray, Anirban Lahiri, has a career earning of $1,406,808 (Rs 9,40,80,918 ) on the PGA tour.

Here is a list of the top five as well as the Indians in the fray and their earnings thus far this season:


Anirban Lahiri

(AFP Photo)

$144,178 (Asian Tour)

$835, 171 (PGA Tour)

SSP Chawrasia

SSP Chawrasia (Getty Images)

$316,017 (Asian Tour)

Top five

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson of the United States. (AFP)

$3,020,497 (PGA Tour)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden. (AP)

$3,365,293 (PGA Tour)

Rickie Fowler of the United States (REUTERS)

$2,361,380 (PGA Tour)

Justin Rose of Great Britain. (REUTERS)

$1,955, 591 (PGA Tour)

Danny Willett

Danny Willett of Great Britain. (REUTERS)

$1,938,132 (PGA Tour)

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