2017 Top 20 sporting Richest list

15. Danny Lee (golf) – $960,000

AKRON, OH – AUGUST 06: Danny Lee of New Zealand lines up a putt on the seventh green during the first round of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 6, 2015 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

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