Tiger Woods is one of the most famous athletes of our time, even if you don't know much about golf.

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Since his career began as a professional golfer, Woods has secured his name among the greats.

The Masters, one of Golf's four annual Majors that are played out in career-making tournaments for both novice and seasoned pros, was played by Woods in April of this year.

During the tournament in 2021, Woods was in the hospital as a result of a terrible car crash, but he still finished in 47th place.

Fans have been excited about Woods' comeback tour to Majors golf but it looks like their dreams may have been temporarily suspended on Tuesday when Woods said he wouldn't be playing in the third US Open.

He plans to play in Ireland's JP McManus Pro-Am and The Open at St. Andrew's, both of which will take place in July. I'm looking forward to getting back out there.

Is Tiger Woods a Billionaire?

Over the past 26 years, Woods has earned millions from endorsements and tournament wins, which have put him at high-standing when it comes to high-earning athletes.

From 2002 to 2012 Woods was the highest paid athlete in the world.

Since his career began, Tiger Woods has made a reported 1.7 billion dollars, and his net worth is estimated to be 800 million dollars.

The lowest scoring average of any professional golfer of all time has been achieved by Woods, who has won over 15 Major tournaments.

It's estimated that more than 90 percent of Woods' earnings come from endorsements and sponsorship deals with major athletic brands, such as Nike and Gillette.

If Woods doesn't play in the U.S. Open, his bank account won't be affected.