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, $118,704,468
2. Phil Mickelson, $90,613,345
3. Vijay Singh, $71,216,128
4. Jim Furyk, $71,070,547
5. Dustin Johnson, $61,755,908
6. Justin Rose, $53,487,409
7. Adam Scott, $53,170,434
8. Matt Kuchar, $50,002,667
9. Sergio Garcia, $49,879,561
10. Ernie Els, $49,320,727
11. Rory McIlroy, $48,719,760
12. Jason Day, $45,769,494
13. Zach Johnson, $45,119,172
14. Davis Love III, $44,909,170
15. Steve Stricker, $44,083,461
16. Bubba Watson, $44,000,426
17. David Toms, $41,901,709
18. Jordan Spieth, $40,142,264
19. Charles Howell III, $38,680,494
20. Rickie Fowler, $37,953,268
21. Brandt Snedeker, $37,924,600
22. Stewart Cink, $37,670,521
23. Luke Donald, $36,230,147
24. Webb Simpson, $35,315,639
25. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
26. Rory Sabbatini, $33,743,388
27. K.J. Choi, $32,500,838
28. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
29. Henrik Stenson, $31,406,590
30. Retief Goosen, $31,294,708
31. Hunter Mahan, $30,727,858
32. Ryan Moore, $30,486,827
33. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
34. Brooks Koepka, $30,342,808
35. Kevin Na, $30,243,741
36. Justin Thomas, $30,204,631
37. Bill Haas, $30,082,093
38. Paul Casey, $29,881,171
39. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
40. Jerry Kelly, $28,962,248
41. Mike Weir, $27,977,076
42. Charley Hoffman, $27,947,585
43. Scott Verplank, $27,500,225
44. Robert Allenby, $27,492,076
45. Nick Watney, $27,283,022
46. Patrick Reed, $27,235,993
47. Marc Leishman, $26,984,466
48. Jason Dufner, $26,852,009
49. Chad Campbell, $26,620,487
50. Ryan Palmer, $26,079,798

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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