GETTING good at golf certainly has its perks.
There is worldwide fame and glory to be won across the sport.
But there is also a tidy sum of money which comes with the territory.
Even before the PGA Tour agreed to merge with cash-rich newbies LIV golf, the tour offered a cool £407,000 ($500,000) annual pay initiative for players who competed in at least 15 events.
Over the course of the season the PGA Tour has a prize pool of £20.5million ($25m).
Not to mention the numerous sponsorship which can come with the fame of being a pro golfer.
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You only need to look at the amazing houses of some of the best in the business to understand the lavish life they can lead.
Although even among the elite there are disparities.
Starting out with the star with the joint-most tour wins, Tiger Woods has earned himself a more than a pretty penny over the years.
The golf legend, born in 1975, has a stunning £41m property which he can call home.
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The pad, located on the exclusive Jupiter Island in Florida, United States, comes equipped an entire range of assets which would be any golf fanatics dream.
A world-class gym space, huge media room, a wine cellar and even a lift come in the 6,400-square foot multi-purpose building which comes separate from a stunning 3,300 square-foot living space.
Woods' two-piece home is connected by a glass-covered walkway. It plays host to an oxygen therapy room, a games basement and private cinema theatre.
The home even comes with a four-hole practice golf course complete with six bunkers for the five-time Masters winner to practice.
However, it was only following his horror car crash in 2021, which left Woods needing emergency surgery after suffering a fractured leg and fractured ankle, that Woods realised the vastness of his home.
Speaking in his first press conference since after the incident he admitted he was finding it difficult to traverse to near 10,000 square-foot property.
He said: "I built a really nice house but I didn’t realise how big it was until you start putting crutches on.
"I am on the better side of it but still have a long way to go."
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy gazumped Woods' house in terms of size, though it is still dwarfed in terms of property value.
McIlroy, born in 1989, owns a massive 12,800 square-foot Florida mansion after selling his home on Jupiter Island for £9m.
The Northern Irishman was set back an eye-watering £8.1m ($10m) to buy the home from former Open champion Ernie Els.
His new pad is located in the Bear's Club, a golf development project founded by Jack Nicklaus in 1999 which is situated 85 miles north of Miami.
McIlroy swapped Woods as his neighbour for the likes of Michael Jordan and Serena Williams, basketball and tennis royalty respectively who call the neighbourhood home.
Its vast size is put to good use, with a whopping TEN bathrooms and seven bedrooms to boot.
There is a swimming pool, recording studio, games room and a home cinema as well as several balconies and a spacious living room.
The backyard even features an outdoor pavilion, lounge area and tennis court alongside large green spaces filled with trees.
American Dustin Johnson splashed out on his own plus-sized Florida property in 2017.
Located in North Palm Beach, Johnson's £2.5m home measures in at nearly 7,2000 square feet.
There are six bedrooms – including a master bedroom closet so big it can feature as a seventh bedroom – and seven bathrooms scattered throughout his home.
It also comes equipped with a chef's kitchen and an island and breakfast bar. The pad even has two media rooms, an elevator and an emergency generator.
However, in 2020 Johnson added a plush new pad to his property portfolio in Jupiter's Admiral's Cove, which he then gave a full renovation in 2021.
This new 10,134 square-foot home, built in 1999, features an infinity pool, fire pit and summer kitchen for all-year round barbecues.
The idyllic location has a luxury waterfront and on-site golf community.
It is within walking distance of restaurants, gyms and a marina, while there is also a 45-hole golf course to play on nearby.
Brooks Koepka has an impressive property of his own on Jupiter Island.
The home comes in a 3,900 square-foot compound which now features a swimming pool – made even larger following renovation work – which has its own dock.
Despite costing £2.5m when he brought the land, Koepka spent an eye-watering £25m on upgrading it.
The upgrades most prominently featured the swimming pool and a new fence to improve privacy.
Jordan Spieth splashed out almost £6m when he brought his appropriately named "Iceburg House" in Dallas, Texas.
After turning pro in 2012, the American cashed in his earnings from his double major's win in 2015 by buying his lavish home.
And Spieth has more than enough entertainment in the property, formerly owned by Hunter Mahan who revealed details of what was inside.
He told Dallas News: "[The house] has like a bachelor pad feel to it, even though didn't design it that way. It's gated, it's got great people there. It's secluded.
"I know Jordan doesn't like to live a secluded life, but he needs to. I know he's having a great time with it."
Spieth has access to an infinity pool, a golf simulator and a basketball court.
It also has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, several seating areas complete with entertainment units and wall-mounted TVs, a spaciouskitchen for with a room for a private chef and a 12-car garage.
If that was not enough then there is also a table tennis table and state-of-the-art gym.
Not to be outdone, Ian Poulter has his own impressive digs out in the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Florida.
Poulter paid £650,000 to land the property back in 2009 which has a home gym – from where he often shares his workouts.
The property is home home to Poulter's stunning car collection.
This includes TWO £1m La Ferrari cars, a black open-top Aperta edition and a red coupe personalised with gatorskin interior features.
There are also two Ford GTs, a Ferrari Enzo, Testarossa, 275 GTB and a 288 GTO, plus his own unique variations of the Italian supercar on his F12tdf and Speciale A.
Petrolhead Poulter even has an F1 simulator in his digs.
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