Tiger Woods: The $100 Million Man
World number three Tiger Woods has broken a lot of records in his career.
Following the close of play at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Woods added another record to his list, becoming the first golfer to win US$100 million in total prizemoney on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Woods finished third at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston to earn US$544,000 and push his career total to USUS$100,350,700.
“The purse increase helps,” Woods told reporters.
“I’ve 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, who leads the career victories stakes with 82 PGA Tour wins, earned just US$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,” Woods said.
Next on the money list is Phil Mickelson with US$66,805,498.
Woods has earned more than US$5 million in 2012 following victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and AT&T National.
Source – Golf Australia