Between tour earnings and sponsorship deals, Jordan Spieth has more money than he can poke a stick at.
Spieth, who topped Golf Digest’s new Top Earners list, has signed a deal with Coca-Cola.
Reports in the US say Coca Cola placed the two-time Major winner on the same financial tier as LeBron James, Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift.
Details of the deal have not been released. James, an icon of the NBA, reportedly earned between $12 and $15m after signing his first Coca-Cola agreement in 2003.
On the course, the 22-year-old banked $AU33, 137, 362 in 2015, while endorsements are estimated to be $43, 174, 485 for a total income of $76,311,465.
“Coca-Cola has always been associated with iconic sporting events and some of the world’s greatest athletes, so this is an incredibly cool opportunity for me,” Spieth said in a statement. “As a brand ambassador, I look forward to growing awareness for the sport of golf globally and engaging with fans in exciting new ways.”
According to a statement from Coca-Cola, Spieth will be featured in a “steady stream of initiatives throughout the PGA Tour season. As an Olympic hopeful, he also will become a member of Coca-Cola¹s 6-Pack of Olympians and Paralympians during the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”
The brand is no stranger to golf. Bobby Jones starred in an advertising campaign for Coca-Cola in 1947, and serves as the presenting sponsor of the Tour Championship. Although the company hasn’t released details, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports it is a multi-year agreement, similar in pay to Coca-Cola’s contract with LeBron James.
Along with Coca-Cola, Spieth’s endorsement portfolio includes Under Armour, AT&T, Titleist, Rolex, SuperStroke and NetJets.