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, $120,895,206
2. Phil Mickelson, $94,955,060
3. Jim Furyk, $71,507,269
4. Vijay Singh, $71,236,216
5. Rory McIlroy, $66,174,549
6. Adam Scott, $59,873,599
7. Justin Rose, $57,184,239
8. Matt Kuchar, $54,918,469
9. Jordan Spieth, $52,769,335
10. Justin Thomas, $50,915,400
11. Jason Day, $50,091,086
12. Ernie Els, $49,339,400
13. Zach Johnson, $47,748,994
14. Davis Love III, $44,959,243
15. Steve Stricker, $44,936,354
16. Webb Simpson, $44,238,348
17. Stewart Cink, $42,783,618
18. Charles Howell III, $42,025,458
19. David Toms, $41,901,709
20. Rickie Fowler, $41,063,411
21. Brandt Snedeker, $40,521,339
22. Hideki Matsuyama, $40,289,424
23. Brooks Koepka, $37,987,257
24. Luke Donald, $37,206,401
25. Paul Casey, $36,620,072
26. Rory Sabbatini, $35,970,032
27. Marc Leishman, $35,216,825
28. Jon Rahm, $35,024,042
29. Justin Leonard, $33,884,793
30. Billy Horschel, $33,371,835
31. K.J. Choi, $32,803,596
32. Ryan Moore, $32,505,162
33. Charley Hoffman, $32,484,698
34. Ryan Palmer, $32,248,566
35. Kenny Perry, $32,123,130
36. Henrik Stenson, $31,992,046
37. Patrick Cantlay, $31,650,364
38. Keegan Bradley, $31,532,208
39. Tony Finau, $31,511,352
40. Retief Goosen, $31,301,518
41. Gary Woodland, $31,167,350
42. Bill Haas, $30,840,847
43. Hunter Mahan, $30,786,458
44. Geoff Ogilvy, $30,453,426
45. Xander Schauffele, $30,451,257
46. Stuart Appleby, $29,828,521
47. Jerry Kelly, $29,053,709
48. Nick Watney, $28,989,967
49. Pat Perez, $28,830,160
50. Kevin Kisner, $28,774,073

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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