Federer surpasses Woods in highest career prize money

Roger Federer and Tiger Woods

Roger Federer has become the highest earning athlete ever in career prize money in individual sports, surpassing golfer Tiger Woods as the top prize money earner in individual sports.

Federer’s three-set victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev in his second group match at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London on Tuesday took his prize money to a cool $110,235,682, according to a report by Forbes.

A 14-time major golf champion, Woods has earned $110,061,012 in prize money in his career.

Roger Federer

Federer, 36, has been on the men’s ATP World Tour since 1998. During that time, he’s won 95 tournaments, including a men’s record 19 grand slam singles titles.

The Swiss has had one of his best seasons this year, coming back from a six-month long injury break to win major titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

The Swiss tennis superstar has long been an icon of his sport, raking in large sums of prize money for the majority of his career.

Tiger Woods

Woods has had a troubled career and life ever since the revelation of his extra marital affairs in 2009. His earnings are also stalled by a string of injuries and subsequent poor form.

Roger Federer has surpassed the dizzying financial heights of golf legend Tiger Woods to become the world’s highest-earning athlete, as a result of prize money alone.

In Forbes’ 100 highest earning athletes list for 2017, Swiss tennis legend Federer was placed at the No.4 position with overall career earnings of  $64 million. Woods at No. 17 has total career earnings of $ 37.1 million.