Home Players PGA Tour Highest Earners

PGA Tour Highest Earners

Four pictures cropped to fit into one. Each image is an image of a golfer on his follow through after swinging and hitting a golf ball. From the left. Jason Day wearing a red adidas polo and white taylormade hat. Dustin Johnson wearing a navy blue adidas polo and awhite taylormade hat. Jordan Spieth with a striped blue under armour polo and white under armour hat. Rory Mcilroy wearing a white long sleeve under a white nike polo shirt and white nike hat.

Note: These earnings rankings only count prize money won from PGA Tour events. This does not include money made from endorsements, corporate events, etc.

Top Earners in PGA History

Rank Golfer Earnings (millions) Age
1 Tiger Woods 115.5 42
2 Phil Mickelson 88.2 48
3 Vijay Singh 70.9 55
4 Jim Furyk 68.6 48
5 Dustin Johnson 56.2 34
6 Justin Rose 49.7 38
7 Adam Scott 49.4 38
8 Ernie Els 49.1 49
9 Sergio Garcia 48 38
10 Matt Kuchar 45 40
11 Zach Johnson 44.7 42
12 Davis Love III 44.6 54
13 Steve Stricker 43.9 51
14 Jason Day 43.6 31
15 Bubba Watson 42.4 40
16 David Toms 41.8 51
17 Rory McIlroy 40.9 29
18 Jordan Spieth 38 25
19 Stewart Cink 37.4 45
20 Charles Howell III 37 39
21 Luke Donald 35.9 40
22 Brandt Snedeker 35.4 37
23 Rickie Fowler 34.4 29
24 Justin Leonard 33.8 46
25 K.J. Choi 32.3 48

List of the Top 25 earners on the PGA Tour in history

Tiger Woods’ Domination

The highest paid golfers of all time has players from the current and past generation. Tiger woods leads the way by more than $27 Million, topping in at about $115 Million. His professional career has spanned more than 22 years, making his average tournament winnings about $5.25 Million per year.

Image result for tiger woods win

There are three names that made this list despite still being under the age of 30: Rory McIlroy (29), Jordan Spieth (25), and Rickie Fowler (29). It should come as no surprise that these players are some of the best on the tour today.

Young Guns Leading the Way

Since the start of the 2015 season, the top earners have been the young guns of the game. The average age of the top 10 highest paid players over the last four seasons is 29 years old. Only 3 out of the 10 on the list are older than 30.

Rank Golfer 4 Year Earnings (in millions)
1 Dustin Johnson 32.1
2 Jordan Spieth 29.8
3 Jason Day 25.5
4 Justin Thomas 25
5 Justin Rose 19.9
6 Brooks Koepka 19.6
7 Hideki Matsuyama 19
8 Rickie Fowler 18.8
9 Rory McIlroy 17.5
10 Patrick Reed 17.3

List of the Top 10 earners on the PGA Tour from 2015-2018

DJ Raking in the Cash

The highest money maker over the last four seasons has been Dustin Johnson. He is the oldest of the group and his earnings come in at just over $32 Million, which averages out at over $8 Million per year.

He can crush the ball due to his intense off-the-course workouts which gives him a huge advantage.

TaylorMade Guarantees SLDR Driver Distance or Money Back

Johnson also leads the PGA Tour with 11 wins in that time span including his first ever major victory with his win at the US Open at Oakmont CC in 2016.

Spieth’s Historic Year

The single most impressive year in this time span goes to Jordan Spieth in 2015. Spieth started the 2015 season at the age of 21 while winning five tournaments, including the Masters and the US Open.

No one, until Spieth, had won 5 tournaments in one year since Tiger Woods accomplished the feat back in 2009. Jordan tied the all-time 72-hole scoring record (-18) at the 2015 Masters in his victory. He also became the first wire-to-wire champion at Augusta since 1976.

The Fab Four

The top four golfers on this list are a step above everyone else on the professional circuit. They all averaged over $6 Million in earnings and have had at least 9 wins over the last four years. From 2015-2017, Johnson, Spieth, Day, and Thomas won 6 out of a possible 12 major championships.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here