Jason Day named as Australia’s highest-earning sportsperson

Jason Day is earning a lot of money playing golf, but he’s not the golfer making the most money.

Jason Day has become our top sports earner according to the latest annual Forbes rich list of athletes.

The world number one golfer has overtaken Andrew Bogut as Australia’s top-earner on a list that his topped by footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Forbes’ list of The World’s Highest Paid Athletes lists Jason Day at #69, earning an estimated US$15.1 million in winnings in the past 12-months and $8.5 million in endorsements.

Day is not close being the world’s highest paid golfer with Phil Mickelson listed in 8th place winning ‘just’ $2.9 million but earning an estimated $50 million off the golf course.

Jordan Spieth is ranked just behind Mickelson in 9th place, an ailing Tiger Woods in 12th spot and Rory McIlroy in 17th position.

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