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

Through the end of the 2018-19 season:

1. Tiger Woods, $120,660,780
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
26. Rory Sabbatini, $34,066,323
27. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
28. K.J. Choi, $32,666,559
29. Kevin Na, $32,344,686
30. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
31. Henrik Stenson, $31,505,590
32. Retief Goosen, $31,294,708
33. Ryan Moore, $31,210,178
34. Hunter Mahan, $30,727,858
35. Paul Casey, $30,499,385
36. Patrick Reed, $30,462,523
37. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
38. Brooks Koepka, $30,399,947
39. Bill Haas, $30,178,731
40. Marc Leishman, $29,980,491
41. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
42. Jerry Kelly, $28,980,745
43. Hideki Matsuyama, $28,613,030
44. Charley Hoffman, $28,479,955
45. Mike Weir, $27,977,076
46. Nick Watney, $27,690,769
47. Scott Verplank, $27,500,225
48. Robert Allenby, $27,492,076
49. Gary Woodland, $27,220,249
50. Ryan Palmer, $27,129,580

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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