Tiger Woods has lost his place as golf’s top earner for the first time in 12 years.
Jordan Spieth leapfrogged the 14-time major champion for the first time since Golf Digest started compiling the list in 2004.
Spieth, who also tops the world rankings, jumped from 16th place in 2014 to first with a total of US$53 million ($75.2 million), with US$23 million ($32.6 million) coming from on-course winnings.
The 22-year-old American enjoyed a bumper 2015 on the course, winning the Masters, the U.S. Open and the FedEx Cup, while supplemented with his off-course earnings with sponsors Under Armour, Rolex, Titleist helping to rake in US$30 million ($42.5 million).
Woods, who dropped to third on the list, made US$48.5 million ($68.8 million), a far cry from the US$115 million ($163.3 million) he reportedly earned in 2007.
Woods made less than US$1 million ($1.4 million) on the course in 2015 and has been in decline since his infidelity scandal in 2009, alongside battling injury troubles in recent days.
Australian golfers Jason Day and Adam Scott also made the list, coming in No.7 and No.18 respectively.
Day made a jump from No.28, helped by his winning of the 2015 PGA Championship that saw his stocks rise on and off the course, rising to No.2 in world golf rankings while taking in US$19.4 million ($27.5 million).
Former world No.1 Scott dropped from ninth place after suffering the longest win drought of his career, failing to produce a win in a calendar year since turning pro in 2000.
Scott took home a total of US$9.4 million ($13.3 million), with a mere US$1.4 million ($1.9 million) of on-course earnings accounting for his total.
The world No.11 will return to competitive gold at the Sony Open in Hawaii this week in a bid to end his 600 day winless streak.
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