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, $120,743,445
2. Phil Mickelson, $92,107,252
3. Jim Furyk, $71,294,997
4. Vijay Singh, $71,236,216
5. Dustin Johnson, $64,857,175
6. Adam Scott, $55,351,834
7. Justin Rose, $54,376,828
8. Rory McIlroy, $52,915,470
9. Matt Kuchar, $51,380,353
10. Sergio Garcia, $50,538,497
11. Ernie Els, $49,339,400
12. Jason Day, $47,693,252
13. Zach Johnson, $45,873,729
14. Bubba Watson, $45,301,309
15. Davis Love III, $44,944,195
16. Steve Stricker, $44,296,043
17. David Toms, $41,901,709
18. Jordan Spieth, $41,280,410
19. Webb Simpson, $40,080,881
20. Charles Howell III, $39,996,935
21. Rickie Fowler, $38,877,408
22. Brandt Snedeker, $38,821,350
23. Stewart Cink, $38,161,141
24. Justin Thomas, $37,456,033
25. Luke Donald, $36,463,023
26. Rory Sabbatini, $34,373,273
27. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
28. Kevin Na, $32,976,222
29. K.J. Choi, $32,681,277
30. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
31. Paul Casey, $31,579,704
32. Henrik Stenson, $31,561,701
33. Brooks Koepka, $31,466,035
34. Ryan Moore, $31,444,368
35. Patrick Reed, $31,428,683
36. Retief Goosen, $31,294,708
37. Hunter Mahan, $30,727,858
38. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
39. Bill Haas, $30,212,386
40. Marc Leishman, $30,075,028
41. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
42. Jerry Kelly, $29,040,575
43. Hideki Matsuyama, $28,942,673
44. Charley Hoffman, $28,705,185
45. Ryan Palmer, $28,492,648
46. Mike Weir, $27,977,076
47. Gary Woodland, $27,831,427
48. Nick Watney, $27,817,819
49. Scott Verplank, $27,500,225
50. Robert Allenby, $27,492,076

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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