PGA Tour Career Money List Leaders

Phil Mickelson ranks high on the PGA Tour career money list

Below are the all-time leaders in earnings on the PGA Tour, the tour's career money list. See the notes at the bottom on how the PGA Tour uses its career money leaders list for exemptions.

(Related article: PGA Tour's yearly money leaders)

Top 50 on the PGA Tour Career Money List

1. Tiger Woods, $115,504,853
2. Phil Mickelson, $88,254,084
3. Vijay Singh, $70,971,328
4. Jim Furyk, $68,633,709
5. Dustin Johnson, $56,295,789
6. Justin Rose, $49,715,560
7. Adam Scott, $49,417,393
8. Ernie Els, $49,119,978
9. Sergio Garcia, $48,086,534
10. Matt Kuchar, $45,019,237
11. Zach Johnson, $44,708,811
12. Davis Love III, $44,680,118
13. Steve Stricker, $43,947,791
14. Jason Day, $43,645,347
15. Bubba Watson, $42,442,412
16. David Toms, $41,840,270
17. Rory McIlroy, $40,984,786
18. Jordan Spieth, $38,034,102
19. Stewart Cink, $37,441,778
20. Charles Howell III, $37,048,795
21. Luke Donald, $35,944,517
22. Brandt Snedeker, $35,494,569
23. Rickie Fowler, $34,404,792
24. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
25. K.J. Choi, $32,314,886
26. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
27. Rory Sabbatini, $31,426,818
28. Retief Goosen, $31,294,708
29. Webb Simpson, $31,161,942
30. Hunter Mahan, $30,623,747
31. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
32. Henrik Stenson, $30,009,220
33. Stuart Appleby, $29,820,981
34. Bill Haas, $29,595,383
35. Ryan Moore, $29,275,000
36. Jerry Kelly, $28,962,248
37. Kevin Na, $28,146,205
38. Mike Weir, $27,949,433
39. Scott Verplank, $27,500,225
40. Robert Allenby, $27,477,361
41. Chad Campbell, $26,578,357
42. Charley Hoffman, $26,563,460
43. Nick Watney, $26,481,603
44. Jason Dufner, $26,039,779
45. Paul Casey, $25,984,371
46. Justin Thomas, $25,471,313
47. Pat Perez, $25,053,543
48. Jimmy Walker, $24,968,359
49. Padraig Harrington, $24,776,680
50. Marc Leishman, $24,479,488

This Top 50 is updated multiple times throughout the year. On PGATour.com, the tour's stats section includes a weekly updated career money list that extends into the 600s.

How the Career Money List Matters in PGA Tour Eligibility

Does the career money list have any important role to play for current PGA Tour players? Yes — some players are able to retain their playing privileges by virtue of appearing on the list above.

There are two exemption categories relating to the career money list: Top 25 All-Time and Top 50 All-Time. Say there's a player, Golfer X, who has a bad season and loses his tour card. But he's No. 23 on the career money list. He can claim the Top 25 All-Time exemption and keep his tour membership for another year. Same for a golfer who is, say, No. 46: that golfer could claim the Top 50 career earnings exemption to keep his playing card, if need be.

And yes, the same golfer can use both exemptions. David Duval did that in back-to-back years: He used the Top 25 exemption first; the next season, he had fallen out of the Top 25 but was still in the Top 50, so he was able to use that one.

The catch is that each of these exemptions can only be used once.

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