Ogilvy passes $30 million mark on PGA Tour

While a tie for 27th might not sound all that flash, it’s money in the bank – big time – for Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy. In fact it’s $30m, to be precise.

That’s how much the stringbean Victorian has now earned on the US Tour, with $US536,046 already ‘banked’ this year and the promise of more to come.

Geoff Ogilvy Geoff Ogilvy holds his last winner’s trophy at the Barracuda tournament he won in 2014 (Credit: Getty Images)

Still only 39, Ogilvy might surprise a few when you learn he is now the third highest-earning Aussie and only the 26th player of all time to reach that magical mark.

The former US Open and three-time World Golf Championship winner looks to be finding some of his old form as he hones his game for next month’s US Open at Erin Hills, when it is played in Wisconsin for the first time.

While former major champions Adam Scott (US Masters) and Jason Day (US PGA) have earned more on tour than Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open champion seems to be heading in the right direction.

He is currently playing this season on a top-50 career-money exemption, but is sitting comfortably at 87th on the FedExCup rankings.

The money than can be earned in professional golf these days is staggering.

Ogilvy is actually one of 10 Australians ranked higher than Greg Norman in the ‘earnings stakes’.

Scott is the top Aussie on the list at seventh with $46,045,007, while Day is 17th with $35,723,542, one spot ahead of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.

The other Aussies above Norman are: Stuart Appleby 29th with $US29,421,407, Robert Allenby 35th with $27,433,066, John Senden 55th with $21,383,767, Aaron Baddeley 65th with $19,698,655, Marc Leishman 92nd with $15,802,826, Rod Pampling 95th with $15,580,190 and Steve Elkington 96th with $15,505,418.

Norman is now 110th with career earnings of $US14,484,458.

And just for comparison purposes, Jack Nicklaus, with 18 majors among his 73 Tour wins, is now 260th on the list with $US5,734,031.

No prizes for guessing who’s on top…Tiger Woods with $110,061,012 ahead of Phil Mickelson with $82,583,737 and, surprisingly, Vijay Singh with $70,588,992.