Tiger’s PGA Tour Earnings – 2006

I know Tiger is the talk of the tour and golf watchers everywhere right now, which is why I am talking about him. :)

Something that may be unnoticed by many golf spectators is just how dominant Tiger Woods is from an event earnings standpoint, especially in 2006. If I tell you Tiger Woods has earned $5,127,563 (and is #1), and then I tell you Jim Furyk is #2 with $4,692,916, you might not think too much of it. Big deal, Tiger has Jim by $500,000. That can be cleared up with a nice 2nd place finish in some cases.

Oh, there is one small detail I failed to mention. Tiger also just happens to have 7 less events played in 2006 compared to Jim. When you consider the first place check in any given tournament is near (give or take) $700,000, that is $4,900,000 is first place money for 7 events.

3rd place on the money list is held by Phil Mickelson at a whopping $1 million less then Tiger. Tiger has 6 less events played then Phil.

Top 30

Here is a list of the Top 30 money leaders


 Weeks	           Player	    Events	Money

1	1	Tiger Woods 	    11	      $5,127,563
2	2	Jim Furyk 	      18	$4,692,916
3	3	Phil Mickelson 	     17	       $4,123,005
4	4	Geoff Ogilvy 	     17	       $4,013,369
5	5	Vijay Singh 	     18	       $3,434,570
6	6	Trevor Immelman  17	   $3,030,746
7	7	Stuart Appleby 	   17	     $2,967,561
8	8	Adam Scott 	   13	     $2,712,183
9	11	David Toms 	   17	     $2,464,894
10	9	Chad Campbell 	  18	    $2,424,507
11	10	Rory Sabbatini 	   17	    $2,411,584
12	12	Carl Pettersson    20       $2,372,482
13	13	Stephen Ames 	 17	  $2,303,835
14	17	Rod Pampling 	   19	    $2,239,723
15	18	Zach Johnson 	  21	   $2,192,216
16	14	Luke Donald 	   14	    $2,188,642
17	15	Brett Wetterich   18	   $2,148,663
18	16	Retief Goosen 	  13	    $2,145,703
19	19	Arron Oberholser  17	   $1,957,972
20	20	Jose Maria Olazabal 15	  $1,953,102
21	63	Dean Wilson 	   25	    $1,900,601
22	21	Tom Pernice, Jr.   24	   $1,842,258
23	22	Tim Clark 	     17	      $1,715,488
24	23	Lucas Glover 	   23	    $1,702,196
25	29	Brett Quigley 	    24	     $1,665,736
26	24	J.J. Henry 	     21	      $1,661,995
27	52	Tom Lehman 	 16	  $1,635,208
28	25	Scott Verplank 	  18 	   $1,595,930
29	26	Tim Herron 	   20	    $1,581,642
30	27	Jerry Kelly 	     22	      $1,576,326

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