Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How Much More Money Do Men Make Than Women in Golf?

How big is the gender pay gap in golf? How much more money do men make than women in golf? If you want the answers to those questions then you have come to the right place.



This article shows how big the pay gap is in professional golf between men and women players on the PGA and LPGA golf tours.

The focus of this article is not on whether women golfers should make the same amount of money as male golfers. What is shown here is how much more money male golfers on the PGA Tour make compared to women golfers on the LPGA Tour.

Before we get to the answer, do you have a guess as to how much more money the men golfers on the PGA Tour make compared to the women golfers on the LPGA Tour? The men certainly do make more money than the women but how much more? What is your best guess?


How Much More Money Do Men Make Than Women in Golf?



  • Average male golfer on PGA Tour makes 2.7 x more than average female golfer on LPGA Tour



For the 2017 golf season on the PGA Tour, the average male golfer earned a total of $892,388. On the LPGA Tour, the average women golfer earned $328,782.

If we divide $892,388 by $328,782 we end up with a difference of 2.7 x. Men professional golfers make an average of 2.7 x more than women professional golfers.


Difference between top 10 men and top 10 women golfers


The top men golfers on the PGA Tour made an average of $6.91 million each during the 2017 season. The top 10 women golfers on the LPGA Tour made an average of $1.633 million each.

So the top 10 male golfers made 4.2 x more than the top 10 women golfers. However, winners on the PGA Tour get 18% of the total prize money for each event while the women winners on the LPGA Tour only get 15% of the prize money.

Should men make an average of 2.7 x more money than women do in golf? Should there be a gender pay gap in golf and should it be as large as it is? Share this article on Facebook and Twitter to generate awareness of the golf gender pay gap.

For more see:

Most Money Won by One Golfer in One Year

See How Much Money an Average PGA Golfer Makes in One Year

Most Money Won by One Woman Golfer in One Year

See How Much Money the Average Women LPGA Golfer Makes Per Year

PGA Golf 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs Prize Money Up for Grabs

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