Tiger Woods’ 2000 Season Earnings in Today’s Dollars Will Blow Your Mind

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Whether you believe Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time or not (Jack Nicklaus is the only other acceptable answer, by the way), there’s no denying that the influence he’s had on the game is unparalleled.

While we won’t delve into every way he changed the sport here today, we will focus on one specific aspect: money.

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Since Tiger joined the PGA Tour in 1996, purses have grown exponentially as his popularity brought new sponsors, bigger TV contracts, and boatloads of extra cash into the golf world. And just how much more moolah is up for grabs these days?
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When Woods famously won his first Masters in 1997, he pocketed $486,000. And what was the amount written on Scottie Scheffler’s check after slipping on the green jacket in 2022? That would be $2.7 million, a ridiculous 455.56% increase.

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The “Tiger Effect” is real, folks.

So with this difference in mind, we thought we’d have a little fun today and see just how much money Tiger Woods would have made during his best season using today’s dollars. Naturally, we’ve chosen his 2000 campaign for this exercise.

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