There's a reason most players aim to play the majority of their golf on the PGA Tour and not the European Tour and let me tell you, it's not because they prefer playing in America, it's because they prefer playing for the insane amount of prize money up for grabs.
Purses on the PGA Tour seem to be getting bigger and bigger and with the possibility of the Premier Golf League knocking on the door of some of the world's top players, commissioner of the PGA Tour Jay Monahan told the world that the prize money in golf's top tour is only going to increase.
Speaking to the media prio to this year's Players Championship, which was cut short after just one day due to the spread of the coronavirus, Monahan said: “Here we were excited to move to a $15m purse, I see us getting to $25m.
“There’s a day in the not too distant future where the [FedEx] Cup will be worth significantly more, perhaps $100m or more. That’s not a commitment but that’s generally speaking the kind of growth that I expected for us to see for our athletes.”
On the PGA Tour, players are raking in well over a million dollars for winning an event and in many cases, second place will see you take home at least a million too.
So let's take a look at the top 25 players in PGA Tour career earnings and it's no surprise to see Tiger Woods sitting pretty at No.1, but there are certainly some surprises in there.
Career Money PGA Tour
1. Tiger Woods - $120,459,468
2. Phil Mickelson - $91,299,439
3. Jim Furyk - $71,234,957
4. Vijay Singh - $71,216,128
5. Dustin Johnson - $62,285,783
6. Adam Scott - $55,257,262
7. Justin Rose - $53,585,559
8. Rory McIlroy - $52,552,481
9. Matt Kuchar - $51,192,773
10. Sergio Garcia - $50,100,465
11. Ernie Els - $49,320,727
12. Jason Day - $46,412,806
13. Zach Johnson - $45,442,313
14. Davis Love III - $44,928,979
15. Bubba Watson - $44,882,257
16. Steve Stricker - $44,137,959
17. David Toms - $41,901,709
18. Jordan Spieth - $40,790,716
19. Charles Howell III - $39,703,411
20. Brandt Snedeker - $38,716,559
21. Rickie Fowler - $38,554,303
22. Webb Simpson - $38,066,939
23. Stewart Cink - $38,019,102
24. Luke Donald - $36,429,819
25. Justin Thomas- $34,419,108