We take a look at the top 10 richest golfers 2015 had to offer, in a year when Tiger Woods came off the top spot for the first time since the rankings began...

We take a look at the top 10 richest golfers 2015 had to offer…

Rounding out the top 10 richest golfers 2015 were:

6) Jack Nicklaus – £15.3m
7) Jason Day – £13.5m
8) Rickie Fowler – £12m
9) Justin Rose – £10.5m
10) Gary Player – £10.4m

Tiger Woods turned 40 just before the New Year, but the contents of Golf Digest’s annual rich list wouldn’t have been a present he enjoyed.

The 14 time major winner was dislodged from the top spot of the richest golfers 2015 list by a man many view as his long term replacement at the head of our sport, Jordan Spieth.

In the 13 years that Golf Digest has been publishing its list, Woods has always been number one, but thanks to three back operations and a year that included only one top 10 (Wyndham Championship) and four missed cuts in 10 starts, he now sits third with on-course and off-course figures totalling approximately $48.5m.

Alongside double major winner Spieth, Phil Mickelson is the other man to leapfrog Woods, by amassing $52m in 2015.

The left-hander still sits a millon dollars behind 22-year-old Spieth, whose remarkable 2015 included two majors and a FedEx Cup victory that won him a $10m bonus.

Europe’s highest ranker was unsurprisingly Rory McIlroy, who notched up $47m in 2015.

Jason Day and Rickie Fowler also made the top 10, racking up almost £25m between them.