Yes, they do.
And it can be pretty expensive.
Some estimates place the annual expenditures on travel (including room and board) at upwards of $200,000 for a golfer who plays in events worldwide.
In addition, pro golfers also have to pay their caddies each week.
Do pro golfers pay entry fees?
The only expense he must pay to play in a tournament is a mandatory $50 locker room fee. Most professionals competing in a pre-tournament qualifying event pay entry fees of $400 apiece, except for Champions and Nationwide Tour players ($100 each) and non-exempt PGA Tour members (no entry fee).
How much do pro golfers pay their caddies?
Former PGA Tour caddie Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer says that caddies may earn salaries of $2,000 per week, while “Forbes” magazine reports that PGA Tour caddies typically receive about $1,000 each week. The magazine said in a 2007 article that Steve Williams, then caddying for Tiger Woods, earned $1.27 million in 2006.
How do pro golfers get paid?
First is through winnings. All pro tournaments have a “purse” which is an amount of money allocated to players and is paid out according to finish, with most of it going to the top finishers although every player who finishes a tournament will get at least something.
How much does Tiger Woods caddy get paid?
Forbes estimates that Woods made $43.3 million in 2017, and Golfworld calculates that he earns an average of $1,282 per shot. And the star appears to put his money to use.