4) Colin Montgomerie (Net Worth: £35 Million)
‘Monty’ had a great 2014, he dominated golf’s senior circuit winning the US Senior PGA and US Senior Open. This will have pleased the Glasgow golfer, throughout his career on the normal circuit Majors alluded him with Montgomerie finishing second in five different Major tournaments. Whilst he may have struggled to make his mark in Majors, the Scotsman is recognised as one of the Ryder Cup’s greatest ever players. He is only 1.5-points behind Nick Faldo, the record point scorer in the competition, with his crowning moment playing in the tournament being sinking the winning putt in 2004 and the fact he possess an unbeaten record in singles matches for Europe. Montgomerie continued his Ryder Cup success in 2010, captaining the European team to victory. ‘Monty’ is known for his ventures off the field too, he earned £4.3-million last year off the course with sponsors including Rolex, Callaway and Aberdeen Asset and has also been involved in the development of 19 golf courses internationally. His wealth would be more if it were not for the £8-million divorce settlement following the end of his first marriage.
3) Padraig Harrington (Net Worth: £37 Million)
The only non-British on the list. Harrington won The Open Championship in 2007, and managed to retain his title a year later, adding the US PGA Championship to his collection too. The Dubliner has struggled for form in recent years however, sinking to an 18-year low in the rankings of 385 in December 2014. He seems to have finally turned the corner now though. Harrington won his first European or PGA tour event since his 2008 US PGA Championship win this year with victory in the Honda Classic. This qualified him for the Masters and moved him to back inside the world’s top 100. According to Golf Digest, Harrington made just £477,000 from prize money last year, but saw his overall takings rocket to £3.3-million thanks to generous sponsorship deals.