Who are the top all-time earners on Tour?

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There’s a lot of money to be made in professional golf. Ten golfers have won more than $50 million in their PGA Tour careers and all 18 on this list have surpassed the $40 million mark in career earnings.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, extended his overall lead and is the first golfer to surpass the $120,000,000 mark.

With that in mind, let’s look at the top money earners of all-time, as measured by on-course winnings.

This list is updated through the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge.

18. Jordan Spieth, $40,987,359

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Jordan Spieth has 11 wins on the PGA Tour and 14 professional wins overall, three majors, and was once ranked as No. 1 player in the world – all of this success came before he turned 26. Spieth also has 13 runner up finishes and 64 top-10 finishes. He won five times in 2015. His majors are the 2015 Masters, 2015 U.S. Open and 2017 Open Championship. He is one of three active players – Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson being the others – who have won three legs of the grand slam.

17. David Toms, $41,901,709

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David Toms, 52, was a regular on the PGA Tour from 1992-2017. He won 13 times, including at the 2001 PGA Championship. Toms ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for 175 weeks between 2001 and 2006,[1] and ranked as high as fifth in 2002 and 2003. His PGA Tour victory came at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 2011.

16. Steve Stricker, $44,137,959

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Steve Stricker is the U.S. 2020 Ryder Cup captain. Part of the reason why he earned that position was because of his success on the PGA Tour, which he joined in 1994. Sticker used a steady putter to run up 12 PGA Tour victories and more than $43 million in career earnings. Stricker, 52, bounces between the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.

15. Davis Love III, $44,928,979

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A two-time Ryder Cup captain, who joined the PGA Tour in 1986, has 21 wins on Tour, including the 2015 Wyndham Championship when, at age 51, he made history by becoming the third oldest player to win a PGA Tour event. A Hall of Famer, Love has one major championship – the 1997 PGA Championship. He finished seventh in the 2019 Sony Open.

14. Bubba Watson, $45,142,834

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Bubba Watson won three times in 2018 and added more than $5.7 million to his career earning totals during the 2017-18 season. He’s won two majors (2012 & 2014 Masters) and 12 PGA Tour events. Just as important, Watson and his wife have become strong advocates for adoption and are part of a foundation that helps with post-adoption costs.

13. Zach Johnson, $45,466,738

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The 43-year-old joined the PGA Tour in 2004 and has since picked up 12 victories, including two major championships – the Masters in 2007 and The Open Championship in 2015.

12. Jason Day, $46,412,806

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Jason Day, who has been on the PGA Tour since 2008, has 12 PGA Tour wins, three European Tour wins, a major championship, and has spent time as the No. 1 player in the world. The 31-year-old Australian is only going to climb this list.

11. Ernie Els, $49,339,400

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“The Big Easy” has had one of the sweetest swings in golf since joining the PGA Tour in 1994. He’s won 19 times on the PGA Tour, 28 times on the European Tour, which is seventh all-time, and has four major championship victories.

10. Sergio Garcia, $50,374,703

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Sergio Garcia was long considered the best player not to win a major before finally winning a big one – the 2017 Masters. He’s been playing on both the European and PGA Tours since 1999 and has a combined 29 wins on those circuits. He moved up two spots to No. 8 after his strong finish at the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He slipped back to No. 9 after the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions by tournament winner Rory McIlroy, but, Garcia also went over the $50 million mark in career earnings with his T-53 in Shanghai.

9. Matt Kuchar, $51,192,773

Matt Kuchar

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Kuchar has moved past the flap created by his $5,000 payment to the caddie at the the 2018 Mayakoba Championship, and has regained stature among golf fans. Kuchar always seems to be in the mix because he has 101 top-10 finishes in his career. Kuchar ended a victory drought at the 2018 Mayakoba and added another victory in early 2019. He surpassed the $50 million-career mark with his T-52 finish and the $21,571 earned at the BMW Championship.

8. Rory McIlroy, $52,619,561

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Rory McIlroy has a terrific opportunity to make a significant leap on this list before he eventually retires from the PGA Tour. McIlroy remains one Masters victory from a career Grand Slam. Sure, that is much easier said than done. But he’s now won 18 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times on the European Tour. Along with his four major championships, he now three World Golf Championships. He is now one of ten players to surpass the $50 million mark in career earnings.

7. Justin Rose, $54,081,228

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Justin Rose held the OWGR No. 1 ranking for a week twice in 2018 before taking it for good after his first start of 2019. Thanks in part to his victory in the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open, Rose has moved up three spots on this list since the summer. The 2013 U.S. Open champion has had a great career on both the PGA Tour (since 2003) and European Tour (since 1999), winning a combined 22 times.

6. Adam Scott, $55,257,262

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Adam Scott has piled up 13 PGA Tour victories, including two in 2016. He was No. 1 in the world in 2014. His career highlight came with the 2013 Masters green jacket. Scott, a 38-year-old Australian, also has won two WGC titles and a Players Championship. He has 97 top-10 finishes.

5. Dustin Johnson, $62,390,508

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Dustin Johnson added $1.745 million in winnings with his dominant victory in the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship. It was his 20th PGA Tour victory, an even more remarkable feat since did it before the age of 35. It was also his sixth WGC title. He has at least one victory in each of the past 12th straight PGA Tour seasons  His six WGC wins is second only to Tiger. One of the longest drivers to ever play the game, Johnson got his first major victory when he won the 2016 U.S. Open. He added another $1.188 million to his total with this solo second finish and late Sunday rush at Bethpage Black in the PGA Championship, losing to Bash Brother Brooks Koepka by 2 shots. The finish gave D.J. the “Second Place” Grand Slam following runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, Masters and British Open.

4. Vijay Singh, $71,216,128

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Vijay Singh’s name here might surprise some casual fans, but he was a dominant presence on the PGA Tour during the 1990s and early 2000s. Singh won the Masters in 2000, he owns two PGA Championship victories, and has 34 PGA Tour wins overall. He’s also won 13 times on the European Tour and has two wins on the Champions Tour. During the 2019 Honda Classic, Singh made a run at being the oldest player – at 56 – to ever win a PGA Tour event and came within one shot of the lead on the back nine in the final round.

3. Jim Furyk, $71,253,842

Jim Furyk

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Jim Furyk was most notable in 2018 for being the U.S. Ryder Cup captain whose team self-destructed before, during and after its embarrassing 17 ½ -10 ½ loss to the Europeans at Le Golf National. During his PGA Tour heydey as a player, Furyk was able to grab the 2010 FedEx Cup championship and post 17 PGA Tour victories. He won the 2003 U.S. Open. In the final round of the 2016 Travelers, Furyk became the first and only PGA Tour player to shoot a 58 in competition.

2. Phil Mickelson, $91,299,439

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Phil Mickelson has enjoyed nearly unrivaled success since PGA Tour in since 1992. He’s won 44 times, with his most-recent victory coming at the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He played third in the 2020 event. He adds to that five major championships, and has won 10 European Tour events. Even with all that, he trails our leader by more than $25 million. Mickelson finished T-28 at the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions, the final event he played in before falling out of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since 1993.

1. Tiger Woods, $120,660,780

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Tiger Woods won 15 majors, amassed 82 PGA Tour victories and has earned more than $120 million doing it, even though he went more than five years without a win on golf’s top pro circuit between 2013-18. His lead over Mickelson in money won is as much a testament to his dominance for the first decade of this century as anything else. Woods won his fifth green jacket and 15th major at the 2019 Masters and in October, the Zozo Championship in Japan was his record-tying 82nd career win.

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