■ Golfer & Record – $120,895,206 so far
Recently, it was reported that Adam Scott (Australia) became the 7th player to surpass $60 million (approximately 73.8 billion won) in prize money on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour. Scott participated in the 2023 PGA Tour’s first tournament, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and ranked 29th, earning $210,000. Thanks to that, Scott became the 7th person to exceed $60 million in PGA Tour career prize money after Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk 안전놀이터, Vijay Singh (Fiji), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland).
Currently, Woods, who has earned the most money in PGA Tour history, is the only player with career earnings exceeding $100 million. He has made a total of $120,895,206 to date. It is $25,940,146 more than second place Mickelson’s $94,955,060. The gap between the two is larger than that of JB Holmes (USA, $25,772,908), who is 67th in career prize money. Woods and Mickelson formed a rivalry representing the PGA Tour and swept away a lot of prize money side by side. But Mickelson left the PGA Tour at the age of 50 to join the LIV Golf Invitational, sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
Johnson earned $74,897,059 on the PGA Tour. However, he joined LIV with Mickelson and others, and is known to have earned about half of his PGA Tour career prize money in just six months spent at LIV. Of course, the huge invitation fee he received after joining LIV is separate. Veteran golfers Furyk and Singh earned $71,507,269 and $71,236,216 respectively, a narrow gap. McIlroy, the current world number one in men’s golf, is chasing after him with $68,064,549. Scott’s is $60,160,624.