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Fancy homes & riches of golf’s greediest as they join LIV

It’s the competitors that’s began a civil warfare in skilled golf.

Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund, the organizers of the LIV Golf Series have pledged $2 billion into the brand new enterprise which, not surprisingly, has turned a whole lot of golfers’ heads — despite the fact that it’s run by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the person the CIA imagine ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Some huge names — Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and others — have already made the transfer, costing them their place on the PGA Tour at the same time as they have been a part of this weekend’s US Open. Different high-profile gamers, together with Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson, are rumored to be joining LIV soon.

New stories declare that four-time major-championship winner Brooks Koepka (whose youthful brother, Chase, has already signed on for LIV) may additionally swap. In that case, he’s positive to get simply as a lot, if no more, than any participant up to now.

And the quantities have been eye-watering. Mickelson is alleged to have landed $200 million and Johnson reportedly made a deal for $125 million with LIV. Even that decrease quantity is greater than Tiger Woods has made in his prize cash for his total profession.

However not everybody’s tempted.

For gamers like Northern Eire’s Rory McIlroy, leaping ship is an indication of little greater than bare-faced greed. “I simply don’t see the worth in tarnishing a repute for additional thousands and thousands,” he suggested.

For the golfers which have jumped ship, although, it’s clearly not such an issue. 

The one query, actually, is will they ever manage to pay for?

Mickelson missed the minimize at this week’s US Open, however can console himself along with his Aston Martin.
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Phil Mickelson

Web value PRE-LIV?: $400 million

Whole PGA Tour winnings: $95 million 

LIV deal: $200 million

Regardless of labeling his Saudi paymasters “scary muthaf–kers,” Mickelson nonetheless signed up with LIV within the largest deal but seen within the breakaway competitors. 

It’s some payday for the 52-year-old, particularly as he’s a shadow of the participant he as soon as was. 

However it’s going to actually maintain him within the life-style to which he’s develop into accustomed.

From Bentley Continentals to Aston Martins, Mickelson has lengthy liked the finer issues in life — he even owned a $40 million Gulfstream V jet, earlier than promoting it in 2019. 

However it’s his extra left-field purchases that give a greater perception into what he does along with his thousands and thousands. Not solely does Mickelson —  who misplaced his endorsements with the likes of Workday, KPMG, Heineken and Callaway within the wake of his feedback about Saudi Arabia — personal a chunk of a meteorite that crashed in Argentina within the Thirties however he additionally has a cranium of a Tyrannosaurus rex, calling it “the coolest thing I’ve ever gotten.”

He and spouse, Amy, and their three youngsters dwell in a $7 million mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., however will quickly be shifting right into a home Mickelson is having in-built Jupiter Island, Fla., the place his neighbors will embrace Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Dustin Johnson

However there could also be one more reason for Mickelson’s cash seize.

In a brand new biography of the participant, Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colourful Famous person, creator Alan Shipnuck reveals that the golfer gambled away an estimated $40 million between 2010 and 2014.

“Mickelson’s love of playing is key to understanding his model of play as a golfer,” he writes. “It may additionally clarify the Saudi seduction.”

Johnson and wife Paulina Gretzky live it up in a $14 million mansion — with private moorings for their two yachts — on Florida’s exclusive Jupiter Island.
Johnson and spouse Paulina Gretzky dwell it up in a $14 million mansion — with non-public moorings for his or her two yachts — on Florida’s unique Jupiter Island.
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Dustin Johnson

Web value pre LIV: $50 million

Whole PGA Tour winnings: $74.2 million

LIV deal: $125-150 million

Sports activities trade consultants Sportico rank Dustin Johnson third behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson because the golf’s highest-paid participant, estimating that the 37-year-old earned $40.8 million between June 2020 and Might 2021 — a determine that features round $16 million from look charges, sponsorships and endorsements with the likes of TaylorMade, RBC, Good Apply and BodyArmor.

And he actually likes to flash his money.

In November 2021, Johnson and his 33-year-old spouse, Paulina Gretzky, who share two younger sons, moved right into a $14 million Florida mansion in Jupiter Island’s unique Admiral’s Cove. The 10,134-square-foot house boasts an infinity pool and personal moorings for 2 yachts: a 41 Bahama and a 76 Viking Sportfish value $4 million.

In 2018, Johnson’s agent David Winkle revealed that the participant is obsessive about designer garments. 

“He has most likely 30 fits that every value three, 4, 5 thousand {dollars},” he advised Golf.com. “Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, you identify it.”

The king of glitz additionally has a whole bunch of pairs of Adidas sneakers and 15 Hublot watches — a few of which he undoubtedly received free because of an endorsement deal — however admitted in 2021 that he nonetheless had “just a few extra on the retailer I must go decide up.”

Controversial DeChambeau’s Dallas home boasts a tricked-out game room.
Controversial DeChambeau’s Dallas house boasts a tricked-out recreation room.
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Bryson DeChambeau

Web value pre LIV: $10 million

Whole PGA Tour winnings: $26 million 

LIV charge: $100 million

Whereas Dustin Johnson has stated he moved to LIV for the sake of his household, Bryson DeChambeau admitted his was a “business decision, first and foremost” — which is as shut as anybody has come to saying they’re solely doing it for the cash. 

It’s not like he’s brief of some cents.

His huge house in Dallas, Texas, encompasses a full health club, a spacious video games room for enjoying FortNite, and a state-of-the-art golf simulator room the place he can hone his swing. The 28-year-old, who’s courting Sophia Phalen Bertolami, can be considering constructing a driving vary and a multi-sport advanced for baseball, basketball and tennis on the 52-acre plot. 

As one of many recreation’s extra outstanding, and controversial, gamers, DeChambeau has actually cashed in on his profile, bagging offers with Bose, Rolex, Bentley and NetJets.

He additionally had a profitable take care of Rocket Mortgage however they dumped DeChambeau over the most recent controversy.

“Bryson elected to hitch the LIV Golf Sequence,” stated an organization assertion. “Efficient instantly, Rocket Mortgage has ended its sponsorship settlement with Bryson.”

Garcia travels on his own $22 million Hawker 4000 business jet, like the one above, which is long enough to practice putting.
Garcia travels on his personal $22 million Hawker 4000 enterprise jet, just like the one above, which is lengthy sufficient to follow placing.
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Sergio Garcia

Web value pre LIV: $70 million

Whole PGA Tour winnings: $54 million 

LIV deal: Undisclosed

Sergio Garcia may need 11 PGA Tour wins to his identify, however the Spaniard hasn’t had a top-20 end in a significant championship since “El Niño” received his one and solely main on the 2017 Masters.

However as a Ryder Cup legend, he would possibly simply have kissed his probability of captaining the European crew adios.

Nonetheless, he’ll be raking within the bucks in an occasion that’s nowhere close to as aggressive because the PGA Tour and but considerably extra profitable.

Garcia’s private portfolio consists of homes in Orlando, Fla; the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana; his hometown in Castellon, Spain; and a brand new 11,000-square-foot mansion he simply purchased in Austin, Texas. He’s married to spouse Angela and has two youngsters.

Along with his properties unfold far and large, it’s fortunate that Garcia additionally owns a $22 million Hawker 4000 enterprise jet with an aisle lengthy sufficient to follow his placing when he’s within the air.

“An airplane for me is sort of a automobile for anyone else going to work,” he as soon as advised Enterprise Jet Traveller.

“Mr. Ryder Cup” Poulter reportedly has owned an impressive car collection over the years, with 14 rare Ferraris, including the one above, as well as two Mercedes and a Porsche.
“Mr. Ryder Cup” Poulter reportedly has owned a powerful automobile assortment over time, with 14 uncommon Ferraris, together with the one above, in addition to two Mercedes and a Porsche.
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Ian Poulter

Web value pre LIV: $60 million

Whole PGA Tour winnings: $27.9 million 

LIV charge: $20-30 million

Ian Poulter might not have received a significant title in his 27-year professional profession, however for European golf followers he’ll at all times be generally known as ‘”Mr Ryder Cup” after some memorable performances within the occasion. 

Since shifting to america in 2005, the Englishman has amassed practically $30 million in PGA Tour winnings alone. His endorsements with the likes of Mastercard, Mutual of Omaha and Nikon have helped enhance his internet value to a reported $60 million.

His mansion — shared with spouse Katie and their 4 youngsters — within the golfers’ playground of Lake Nona, Fla., in the meantime, isn’t a lot a household house as a automobile showroom for his collection of luxury and classic cars.

At one level, Poulter was reported to have owned 14 uncommon Ferraris, in addition to a Mercedes AMG GTS, a Mercedes G63, a Ford G, and a Porsche 911 GT2.

No less than the LIV cash will come in useful for submitting up the tanks.

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