Tiger Woods to double earnings after remarkable Masters
That is according to sports marketing consultant Nigel Currie, who believes Woods’ earnings will soar to “a new level” following his first Major triumph in 11 years.
The 43-year-old has a Nike contract estimated to be $20million a year (£15.2m) but that could double with fresh terms.
“He is going to be the No1 sports star for off-pitch earnings for the next five years,” Currie told Standard Sport. “The potential is enormous because there is no bigger individual sports star.
“He is fit, his personal life seems to be sorted and he is going to go stratospheric in terms of his potential earnings.
The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory Sunday and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.
Woods showed he still had the game to compete with the world’s best when he triumphed in last year’s Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013.
Now, he’s back on top with his first green jacket at Augusta National since 2005. ES