Tiger Woods becomes first golfer to win $100 million
Tiger Woods can add another item to his long list of accomplishments: He is the first person to win $100 million on the PGA Tour.
Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700.
“The purse increase helps,” Woods said. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It’s just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.”
Snead, the career leader with 82 PGA Tour victories, earned just $620,126 in a career that started in 1937. Woods has won 74 tournaments.
“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” he said. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that’s for sure.”
Next on the money list is Phil Mickelson with $66,805,498.