Lefty passes Tiger in earnings

According to Forbes, Phil Mickelson earned more money than all golfers over the last year, on and off the course, surpassing Tiger Woods, who has suffered through injuries and a loss of form.

Woods still made $50 million in endorsements but only about $600,000 on the course, and overall Mickelson banked a total of about $50.8 million.

Mickelson ranked eighth among all athletes who were active over the last 12 months, followed one place later by Woods, while Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland was 12th on the list.

McIlroy, who won the Open Championship and the PGA Championship last summer and is No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings, banked $48.3 million, including $32 million in endorsements.

Justin Rose of England (82nd with $20.2 Million), Masters champion Jordan Spieth (85th with $19.8 million) and FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel (96th with $19 million), were the only other golfers in the top 100.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was No. 1 for the second straight year with a total of $300 million, all but $15 million coming from his fight last month in Las Vegas against Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao was second with $160 million, followed by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid at $79.6 million.

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