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, $120,851,706
2. Phil Mickelson, $94,666,977
3. Dustin Johnson, $71,788,935
4. Jim Furyk, $71,479,894
5. Vijay Singh, $71,236,216
6. Rory McIlroy, $56,811,030
7. Adam Scott, $56,478,281
8. Justin Rose, $55,532,766
9. Sergio Garcia, $52,954,697
10. Matt Kuchar, $52,826,155
11. Ernie Els, $49,339,400
12. Jason Day, $49,004,626
13. Bubba Watson, $47,405,295
14. Zach Johnson, $47,083,015
15. Jordan Spieth, $46,297,374
16. Davis Love III, $44,944,195
17. Steve Stricker, $44,913,724
18. Justin Thomas, $43,456,616
19. Webb Simpson, $42,506,996
20. David Toms, $41,901,709
21. Stewart Cink, $41,570,668
22. Charles Howell III, $40,919,849
23. Rickie Fowler, $39,926,679
24. Brandt Snedeker, $39,894,240
25. Luke Donald, $36,708,469
26. Brooks Koepka, $36,097,747
27. Patrick Reed, $35,393,710
28. Kevin Na, $35,207,010
29. Rory Sabbatini, $35,193,189
30. Paul Casey, $34,297,920
31. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
32. Hideki Matsuyama, $33,534,352
33. Marc Leishman, $33,094,564
34. K.J. Choi, $32,796,806
35. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
36. Henrik Stenson, $31,807,607
37. Charley Hoffman, $31,796,432
38. Ryan Moore, $31,670,561
39. Retief Goosen, $31,301,518
40. Ryan Palmer, $30,970,485
41. Hunter Mahan, $30,786,458
42. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
43. Bill Haas, $30,348,275
44. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
45. Jerry Kelly, $29,053,709
46. Gary Woodland, $28,900,583
47. Billy Horschel, $28,202,738
48. Jon Rahm, $28,181,322
49. Mike Weir, $28,021,982
50. Nick Watney, $27,899,045

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.

Photo credit: "Phil Mickelson" by Tour Pro Golf Clubs is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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