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Want to make a living in sport? Take up golf

Although the European season isn’t over yet, there are already 143 men who have won at least $1 million in prize money this year on golf’s PGA Tour in the US and the European Tour. The 24-year-old American Justin Thomas tops the PGA Tour money list for 2017 with $9.9 million from competing in 25 events and winning five titles. By contrast, 49 men have won at least $1 million on tennis’ ATP World Tour this season. Reigning French Open and US Open champion Rafael Nadal leads the money list with $12.6 million in on-court earnings. Roger Federer may have won 19 tennis grand slam titles – the most out of anyone in the men’s game – and a whopping $109,853,682 in prize money, yet he still trails 14-time

Tiger at U.S. Open sitting in Nadal’s box

Tiger Woods is back at the U.S. Open – the tennis one. The 14-time major champion golfer was a guest in the box of 15-time major champion tennis player Rafael Nadal on Friday night in New York. Woods attended the match with his children, Sam and Charlie, as Nadal took on Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. USA Today notes that Woods also sat in Nadal’s box at the 2015 U.S. Open, when Nadal was upset by Fabio Fognini. As for his chances of one day returning to golf’s U.S. Open, Woods tweeted last week that his doctor game him the “OK” to resume hitting pitch shots.

Connecticut Open And Travelers Championship Successful Despite Timing Challenges

It’s all about relationships, charitable missions and the sheer force of three personalities, which drives the growth and success of Connecticut’s two major sporting events – the PGA’s Travelers Championship and the WTA’s Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. This year’s Travelers, which recently concluded in Cromwell, drew a record total 290,000 fans. That made it one of the most fan populated PGA Tour events of the year. One of the reasons behind the strong attendance was that the biggest three names in golf all participated, namely: Jordan Spieth, the dramatic winner, Rory McIlroy, who barely made the cut and Jason Day, who did not make the cut. Spieth and McIlroy participated