Despite being in his mid 20s, Joaquin Niemann (opens in new tab) has already enjoyed some successes in the game of golf, with the Chilean a multiple-time winner on the PGA Tour, as well as a former World No.1 amateur golfer, a feat he held for almost a year.
After victories on the PGA Tour circuit, Niemann moved to the LIV Golf League (opens in new tab) and, in the process, saw his net worth increase considerably. Having moved to the Saudi-backed league, we take a look at just how much the young Chilean is worth.
Having moved to the LIV Golf League (opens in new tab), Niemann reportedly signed for a nine-figure $100 million deal, with the Chilean joining up at the fourth LIV event. In just four tournaments, he pocketed $4.5 million, including three top 5 finishes, and was the 16th highest earner of the series in 2022 (opens in new tab).
Prior to his move, Niemann enjoyed a number of fine wins on the PGA Tour, one of which came at the Genesis Invitational, an event hosted by none other than Tiger Woods. The victory secured his biggest payday on the Tour, with Niemann pocketing $2,160,000.
In total, he secured $14.5 million on the PGA Tour, with $5 million of that coming during the 2021-22 season. The prize money doesn't include his runs at the FedEx Cup, where Niemann qualified for the Tour Championship three times in a row from 2019.
According to Niemann's website, he is sponsored by adidas (opens in new tab), Ping, Rolex, Titleist, Kaufmann, Chile Avocados and Scotiabank. His longest-running sponsor is adidas, with the apparel brand partnering with the Chilean since he turned professional in 2018.
Along with adidas, Niemann has used Ping golf clubs (opens in new tab) for some time, with the Chilean also opting for a Ping bag. He has also used the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball (opens in new tab) for some time in his set-up. We are currently unsure as to how much these deals are worth.
One other interesting way that Niemann appears to make some money is via the online website Cameo. For those who don't know, Cameo is where people can pay celebrities to create personalized videos. On his profile, he currently charges £16 for a message, £203 for a personalized video and £608 for a business video!
Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Want To Play Brooks Koepka Over 18 Holes? It'll Cost You $100,000 For LIV Golf Package
Brooks Koepka and his Smash GC release VIP packages to play in the Pro-Am at the first two LIV Golf League events
By Paul Higham • Published
How Much is Too Much? Driver Spin Rates Explained!
In this driver spin rates explained article, Neil Tappin explains some of the interrelated factors that determine spin at impact
By Neil Tappin • Published