Tiger Woods endorsements down an estimated $22 million
Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year.
Tiger Woods has been off his game since his extramarital affairs were exposed last year, but he's still the world's highest earning athlete, according to 2010 rankings released on Wednesday. Woods claimed the top spot on a U.S. list of 50 athletes for the seventh consecutive year, though his total earnings fell 10 percent to $90.5 million, according to Sports Illustrated's SI.com.
Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated's annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes.
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Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings' seven years. But his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from nearly $128 million two years ago.
Rival Phil Mickelson is again No. 2 with total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million, compared with $70 million for Woods.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Dwyane Wade round out the top 10.