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In February 2009, Stenson found out that Allen Stanford, the head of Stanford Financial Group, with whom Stenson had signed a three-year endorsement deal a year earlier and invested a considerable amount of money, was being charged with "massive fraud" for running a Ponzi scheme. After winning the 2007 Accenture Match Play Championship and playing on two Ryder Cup teams, Stenson had considerable money to invest.

Asked in February 2009 about reports he had suffered seven-figure losses, Stenson told the British paper The Guardian it was "not all my money. But I have quite a big part of my own savings and investments with them." Stenson and other investors, including Vijay Singh and Camilo Villegas, had their accounts frozen. Clearly distracted, Stenson did not win from the 2009 Players until 2012.

"Golf is definitely a whole lot more fun than it was back in 2011," Stenson said after finishing third at the 2013 PGA Championship, a month after being second to Mickelson at the British Open.

It's definitely a lot more fun with prize money at levels the tour pros play for now, sums Mark McCormack could not have imagined when he devised the 90/10 rule more than 50 years ago.


THE GOLF DIGEST 50

ON-COURSE INCOME for 2013 includes all money earned on the PGA Tour and the five international tours (Japan PGA, PGA European, Australasian, Southern Africa, Asian) and the Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and the Japan LPGA through Dec. 1. It includes unofficial money won in nontour events. OFF-COURSE INCOME includes estimates of all money earned from endorsements, bonuses, appearance fees, corporate outings, speaking engagements, licensing fees (video games, trading cards, etc.), course architecture, books, instructional videos and businesses that capitalize on a person's status as a player, such as product lines including clothing, wine and turfgrass. Investment income is not included.

1. Tiger Woods

2013 RANK: 1 | ON COURSE: $12,091,508 | OFF COURSE: $71,000,000 | TOTAL: $83,091,508

2. Phil Mickelson

2013 RANK: 2 | ON COURSE: $7,009,156 | OFF COURSE: $45,000,000 | TOTAL: $52,009,156

3. Arnold Palmer

2013 RANK: 3 | ON COURSE: — | OFF COURSE: $40,000,000 | TOTAL: $40,000,000

4. Jack Nicklaus

2013 RANK: 4 | ON COURSE: $9,625 | OFF COURSE: $26,000,000 | TOTAL: $26,009,625

5. Henrik Stenson

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $18,594,670 | OFF COURSE: $2,850,000 | TOTAL: $21,444,670

6. Rory McIlroy

2013 RANK: 5 | ON COURSE: $2,608,789 | OFF COURSE: $18,000,000 | TOTAL: $20,608,789

7. Gary Player

2013 RANK: 10 | ON COURSE: $9,625 | OFF COURSE: $16,000,000 | TOTAL: $16,009,625

8. Adam Scott

2013 RANK: 19 | ON COURSE: $8,048,068 | OFF COURSE: $7,600,000 | TOTAL: $15,648,068

9. Ernie Els

2013 RANK: 6 | ON COURSE: $2,189,536 | OFF COURSE: $12,500,000 | TOTAL: $14,689,536

10. Greg Norman

2013 RANK: 8 | ON COURSE: — | OFF COURSE: $14,000,000 | TOTAL: $14,000,000

11. Sergio Garcia

2013 RANK: 12 | ON COURSE: $3,411,237 | OFF COURSE: $8,500,000 | TOTAL: $11,911,237

12. Justin Rose

2013 RANK: 13 | ON COURSE: $6,253,672 | OFF COURSE: $5,500,000 | TOTAL: $11,753,672

13. Matt Kuchar

2013 RANK: 25 | ON COURSE: $7,053,225 | OFF COURSE: $3,750,000 | TOTAL: $10,803,225

14. Luke Donald

2013 RANK: 9 | ON COURSE: $2,926,655 | OFF COURSE: $7,000,000 | TOTAL: $9,926,655

15. Steve Stricker

2013 RANK: 34 | ON COURSE: $6,590,532 | OFF COURSE: $3,000,000 | TOTAL: $9,590,532

16. Graeme McDowell

2013 RANK: 17 | ON COURSE: $4,515,205 | OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 | TOTAL: $9,515,205

17. Lee Westwood

2013 RANK: 11 | ON COURSE: $2,889,087 | OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 | TOTAL: $9,389,087

18. Jordan Spieth

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $4,669,820 | OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 | TOTAL: $9,169,820

19. Dustin Johnson

2013 RANK: 20 | ON COURSE: $4,643,214 | OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 | TOTAL: $9,143,214

20. Jim Furyk

2013 RANK: 16 | ON COURSE: $3,474,779 | OFF COURSE: $5,250,000 | TOTAL: $8,724,779

21. Keegan Bradley

2013 RANK: 23 | ON COURSE: $4,177,480 | OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 | TOTAL: $8,677,480

22. Fred Couples

2013 RANK: 28 | ON COURSE: $2,312,710 | OFF COURSE: $6,000,000 | TOTAL: $8,312,710

23. Ian Poulter

2013 RANK: 26 | ON COURSE: $4,183,433 | OFF COURSE: $4,000,000 | TOTAL: $8,183,433

24. Zach Johnson

2013 RANK: 27 | ON COURSE: $5,154,359 | OFF COURSE: $3,000,000 | TOTAL: $8,154,359

25. Brandt Snedeker

2013 RANK: 7 | ON COURSE: $5,654,337 | OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 | TOTAL: $8,154,337

26. Ryo Ishikawa

2013 RANK: 15 | ON COURSE: $1,483,146 | OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,983,146

27. Padraig Harrington

2013 RANK: 21 | ON COURSE: $1,333,819 | OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,833,819

28. K.J. Choi

2013 RANK: 32 | ON COURSE: $1,283,251 | OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,783,251

29. Jason Day

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $5,211,697 | OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,711,697

30. Webb Simpson

2013 RANK: 33 | ON COURSE: $4,683,999 | OFF COURSE: $3,000,000 | TOTAL: $7,683,999

31. Nick Faldo

2013 RANK: 31 | ON COURSE: — | OFF COURSE: $7,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,500,000

32. Jason Dufner

2013 RANK: 30 | ON COURSE: $3,676,268 | OFF COURSE: $3,500,000 | TOTAL: $7,176,268

33. Hunter Mahan

2013 RANK: 24 | ON COURSE: $3,261,164 | OFF COURSE: $3,750,000 | TOTAL: $7,011,164

34. Davis Love III

2013 RANK: 22 | ON COURSE: $352,643 | OFF COURSE: $6,500,000 | TOTAL: $6,852,643

35. Rickie Fowler

2013 RANK: 38 | ON COURSE: $2,206,892 | OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 | TOTAL: $6,706,892

36. Bernhard Langer

2013 RANK: 45 | ON COURSE: $3,094,468 | OFF COURSE: $3,500,000 | TOTAL: $6,594,468

37. Bubba Watson

2013 RANK: 18 | ON COURSE: $2,234,703 | OFF COURSE: $4,200,000 | TOTAL: $6,434,703

38. Charl Schwartzel

2013 RANK: 39 | ON COURSE: $3,658,889 | OFF COURSE: $2,750,000 | TOTAL: $6,408,889

39. Miguel A. Jimenez

2013 RANK: 49 | ON COURSE: $1,605,007 | OFF COURSE: $4,750,000 | TOTAL: $6,355,007

40. Tom Watson

2013 RANK: 35 | ON COURSE: $287,849 | OFF COURSE: $6,000,000 | TOTAL: $6,287,849

41. Camilo Villegas

2013 RANK: 40 | ON COURSE: $888,900 | OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 | TOTAL: $5,888,900

42. Colin Montgomerie

2013 RANK: 36 | ON COURSE: $322,945 | OFF COURSE: $5,500,000 | TOTAL: $5,822,945

43. Harris English

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $3,727,984 | OFF COURSE: $2,000,000 | TOTAL: $5,727,984

44. Bill Haas

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $4,042,663 | OFF COURSE: $1,500,000 | TOTAL: $5,542,663

45. Kenny Perry

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $3,383,804 | OFF COURSE: $2,000,000 | TOTAL: $5,383,804

46. Billy Horschel

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $4,098,370 | OFF COURSE: $1,250,000 | TOTAL: $5,348,370

47. Nick Watney

2013 RANK: 29 | ON COURSE: $2,845,413 | OFF COURSE: $2,500,000 | TOTAL: $5,345,413

48. Paula Creamer

2013 RANK: 44 | ON COURSE: $831,918 | OFF COURSE: $4,500,000 | TOTAL: $5,331,918

49. Darren Clarke

2013 RANK: 46 | ON COURSE: $281,550 | OFF COURSE: $5,000,000 | TOTAL: $5,281,550

50. Matteo Manassero

2013 RANK: NR | ON COURSE: $1,940,584 | OFF COURSE: $3,000,000 | TOTAL: $4,940,584

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