Top 10 Money Earners on the PGA Tour Over the Last 10 Seasons

Published 09/16/2021, 10:26 AM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 14, 2021 Dustin Johnson of the U.S. during a press conference R&A/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


It is no surprise that the PGA tour winners earn a good amount when they play well in a competition. Tiger Woods, 82-time winner on the tour, has even featured on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes.

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While Woods and Phil Mickelson steal the top spots for lifetime earnings, they are no longer in the spotlight. So, let’s take a look at the highest-paid golfers on the PGA Tour in the previous decade.

Jul 22, 2021; Blaine, Minnesota, USA; Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 15th hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

PGA Tour: The highest-earning golfer in the last 10 seasons

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Golf TV recently took to Twitter to post these interesting numbers which speak volumes of the most dominating men in the last 10 years.

Dustin Johnson features first in the list with a massive earning of $59 million. However, Johnson’s name is not surprising. He has truly dominated the course with his steady play. He has 24 wins on the PGA Tour, and more importantly, he has a clean record with his consistent play.

Next on the list is another predictable name, Rory McIlroy with $52m. Former world number 1, he has 19 wins on the PGA Tour, which includes competitions like the U.S. Open and PGA championship. At 22, he was the youngest player to reach the $10m mark in PGA Tour’s history in 2012.

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Another deserving player on the list is Jordan Spieth, who bags the third spot with $47m. Justin Thomas and Jason Day follow closely with $44m and $39m, respectively.

Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Rory McIlroy reacts to his putt on the 13th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

A few surprising names on the list were Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar, who do not have any notable wins in the last couple of years. However, their few victories were high earning enough to feature them on the list.

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What do you think of these numbers and which legend do you think was missing from the list?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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