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, $92,260,444
3. Jim Furyk, $71,479,894
4. Vijay Singh, $71,236,216
5. Dustin Johnson, $71,204,775
6. Adam Scott, $55,980,130
7. Rory McIlroy, $54,835,517
8. Justin Rose, $54,722,392
9. Sergio Garcia, $52,423,897
10. Matt Kuchar, $51,689,447
11. Ernie Els, $49,339,400
12. Jason Day, $48,617,030
13. Zach Johnson, $46,733,579
14. Bubba Watson, $46,400,008
15. Davis Love III, $44,944,195
16. Steve Stricker, $44,757,007
17. Justin Thomas, $42,920,860
18. Jordan Spieth, $42,729,466
19. Webb Simpson, $41,967,371
20. David Toms, $41,901,709
21. Charles Howell III, $40,767,661
22. Stewart Cink, $39,798,906
23. Rickie Fowler, $39,275,424
24. Brandt Snedeker, $39,044,674
25. Luke Donald, $36,493,733
26. Rory Sabbatini, $35,053,638
27. Kevin Na, $34,840,864
28. Brooks Koepka , $34,289,751
29. Patrick Reed, $33,925,707
30. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
31. Paul Casey, $33,277,817
32. K.J. Choi, $32,731,002
33. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
34. Henrik Stenson, $31,656,660
35. Ryan Moore, $31,576,773
36. Retief Goosen, $31,294,708
37. Hideki Matsuyama, $31,124,100
38. Marc Leishman, $30,872,648
39. Hunter Mahan, $30,767,504
40. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
41. Ryan Palmer, $30,434,110
42. Bill Haas, $30,292,186
43. Charley Hoffman, $30,068,217
44. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
45. Jerry Kelly, $29,053,709
46. Gary Woodland, $28,069,956
47. Mike Weir, $28,021,982
48. Nick Watney, $27,836,101
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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