All-Time Money Leaders at FedExCup Playoffs: Which Golfer Has Won the Most Postseason Prize Money?

Published 08/17/2021, 2:15 PM EDT
RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 22: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the range prior to the Payne’s Valley Cup on September 22, 2020 on the Payne’s Valley course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Payne’s Valley Cup)


The 15th year of the FedExCup playoffs here. And the postseason is all set to begin on August 19, with The Northern Trust as the first event. The Liberty National Golf Course, New Jersey, will host the event for the second time in two years. And the winner of the Tour Championship will eventually win the FedExCup championship as well. 

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Meanwhile, the winner, along with a whopping $15 million bonus, will get a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour. Hence, the attraction towards these events is quite high. So, we take a look at the players who have made the most money from the FedExCup playoffs. 

Top 5 money earners in the FedExCup playoffs

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DORAL, FL – MARCH 06: Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 6, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

5. Justin Rose (total earnings – $25,386,512)

Justin Rose has played 44 events in the playoffs, and no golfer has played in more postseason events than him. Additionally, no other player has been part of the playoffs in all 14 years. However, this streak of playing the playoffs in all seasons will come to an end this time around as he missed out on the 125th spot by 1 point and sadly finished 126th. 

4. Justin Thomas (total earnings – 25,563,044)

Justin Thomas won the FedExCup championship to finish the 2017 season on a high note. However, in 2019, which was the first year of the new format for the Tour Championship, Thomas, who was No.1 in FedExCup points, began his play with a two-stroke advantage. But unfortunately, he finished T-3, while in 2020, he shared the second spot and made a move up from seventh in career FedExCup earnings to fourth. 

3. Tiger Woods (total earnings – $39,042,804)

Tiger has won the FedExCup championship twice in his career, firstly the inaugural edition in 2007 and then in 2009. Moreover, he won the 2018 Tour Championship at East Lake for his first PGA Tour win since 2013. He has played only 26 FedExCup events but still is in the top 3 career FedExCup earnings. 

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2. Dustin Johnson (total earnings – $40,444,641)

Dustin won the 2020 Tour Championship to claim his first FedExCup championship. And the win came in a dominating fashion as he won the Northern Trust, finished 2nd at BMW Championship, and then claimed victory at the Tour Championship. DJ won a whopping $17.7 million in prize and bonus money last year alone, which skyrocketed him to second place in FedExCup earnings.  

1. Rory McIlroy (total earnings – $41,724,157)

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Rory McIlroy is the only player along with Tiger who has won the FedExCup championship twice. He first won the championship in 2016, and then a closing 66 at East Lake in 2019 gave him his second title. Even though Rory was five strokes behind the leader – Justin Thomas, he managed to win the championship with an exceptional final round and is the highest earner in the FedExCup history.  
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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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