GOLF — 04 September 2012

Tiger Woods has reached a height no other golfer in the PGA has ever reached.

Monday, Tiger Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship and earned $544,000 to push his career total prize winnings to $100,240,700.

Woods is far ahead of the next highest earner on the list, Phil Mickelson; who is more that $30 million behind with $66,805,498 after his fourth place finish at TPC Boston.

Woods is second all-time  for the most wins with 74, behind Sam Snead who has 82 PGA tour victories. Snead earned just $620,126 over his 82 victories, however; his career began in 1937 and his largest prize pot won was $28,000.

What’s crazy to think about is the hundreds of millions of dollars that Woods has earned from endorsements.

“The purse increase helps,” Woods said, “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It’s just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.”

Tiger Woods has also won the $10 million FedEx Cup Bonus, which is NOT calculated into his official career earnings. By placing well this weekend, he will remain in contention to win the bonus again this year.

 

 

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