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Tiger Woods has reported career earnings of $1.3 billion

Tiger Woods has reported career earnings of $1.3 billion
Tiger Woods has made more than $1.3 billion from his golfing career on and off the course.
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Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf’s biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he’s crying all the way to the bank.

The world’s top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest.

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His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year’s haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.

Woods remains stalled at 14 majors, four back from Jack Nicklaus’ record.

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On the “Golf Digest 50" list for 2013, he is followed by Phil Mickelson ($52 million), Arnold Palmer ($40 million) and Jack Nicklaus ($26 million). Palmer and Nicklaus continue to make good on their historic careers with licensing deals, course designing and other golf-related income.

Henrik Stenson, who had a breakthrough season, finished fifth with $21.4 million.

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