15. Danny Lee (golf) – $960,000
Ranked 255th in the world, Korean-born Kiwi golfer Danny Lee still makes a pretty handy living on the PGA Tour. A large chunk of Lee’s $1.6 million career earnings was pocketed this season, with the former Rotorua Boys’ High School student racking up $960,000 so far this year.
Lee’s best PGA Tour finish of his career came in March this year when he placed second at the Puerto Rico Open, taking home $450,000.
The former world No1 amateur first qualified for the PGA Tour in 2012, but failed to retain his Tour card the next season, missing out by just one stroke. But after a consistent season in 2013, where he finished 15th on web.com Tour Order of Merit, Lee returned to the PGA circuit this season.