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PGA Tour Highest Earners

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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

RankGolferEarnings (millions)Age
1Tiger Woods115.542
2Phil Mickelson88.248
3Vijay Singh70.955
4Jim Furyk68.648
5Dustin Johnson56.234
6Justin Rose49.738
7Adam Scott49.438
8Ernie Els49.149
9Sergio Garcia4838
10Matt Kuchar4540
11Zach Johnson44.742
12Davis Love III44.654
13Steve Stricker43.951
14Jason Day43.631
15Bubba Watson42.440
16David Toms41.851
17Rory McIlroy40.929
18Jordan Spieth3825
19Stewart Cink37.445
20Charles Howell III3739
21Luke Donald35.940
22Brandt Snedeker35.437
23Rickie Fowler34.429
24Justin Leonard33.846
25K.J. Choi32.348

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.

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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.

RankGolfer4 Year Earnings (in millions)
1Dustin Johnson32.1
2Jordan Spieth29.8
3Jason Day25.5
4Justin Thomas25
5Justin Rose19.9
6Brooks Koepka19.6
7Hideki Matsuyama19
8Rickie Fowler18.8
9Rory McIlroy17.5
10Patrick Reed17.3

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.

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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.


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