Richest PGA Tour Golfers in 2021

Published 12/28/2021, 11:54 AM EST
Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Jon Rahm celebrates holding the trophy as he poses with his wife Kelley Cahill and son Kepa Cahill Rahm after winning he U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters


Not world-famous, but golf indeed is a sport with big numbers involved. Given its level of difficulty and intensity, all professional golfers receive big paychecks at the end of every tournament.

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This is possible as golf tournaments are sponsored by big brands, further enabling players to win huge amounts of prize money. As a result, many tour pros live a rather extravagant lifestyle, deservingly so.

Notably, in an act of giving back to society, golfers are often seen playing against each other in exhibition matches, where they generate a huge sum for various NGOs.

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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 19: A flagstick is seen in the practice area during the first round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 19, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The richest golfers in 2021

The 2021 PGA TOUR concluded with Patrick Cantlay winning the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup standings, edging out Jon Rahm.

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However, Jon Rahm topped the list when it comes to the prize money. John won the 2021 US Open championship and took home the prize money worth $2.25 million.

Notably, Rahm played 22 events in the 2021 PGA Tour season. He earned a whopping $7,705,933 million throughout the whole season, making him the richest golfer in 2021. Not to mention, he also won $5 million on the DP World Tour Championship.

The list also included Patrick Cantlay in second place, who is the winner of the 2021 Tour championship. His annual prize money was $7,638,805 million. Bryson DeChambeau took the third spot with a total of $7,426,415 million.

Collin Morikawa is placed fourth with $7,059,908 million earnings and Justin Thomas stands in fifth place with $6,470,482 million.

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Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Jon Rahm celebrates with the trophy after winning he U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Collin Morikawa earns huge in two years

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Collin Morikawa is a two-time major championship winner. He earns a staggering £1,100 per shot and £300k per event. Collin has already won $18 million as a tour pro, despite turning pro only two years ago.

Name of the Player Earnings
Jon Rahm$7,705,933
Patrick Cantlay$7,638,805
Bryson DeChambeau$7,426,415
Collin Morikawa$7,059,908
Justin Thomas$6,537,153
Jordan Spieth $6,470,482
Louis Oosthuizen$6,306,679
Harris English$6,200,481
Cameron Smith$5,851,867
Abraham Ancer$5,816,565

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Who do you think will be the highest-paid golfer in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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