You Earn More Than These Golfers

Well, sort of. The likes of Chris DiMarco, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Watson still bring home some bacon on the PGA Tour, but so far in 2014 it's only been $10,000 or less. At the halfway point in the season, here's a look at the very bottom of the PGA Tour money leaders.

It's kinda fun to look at the PGA Tour Leaders-2014 here at the halfway point in the season, especially at the very bottom of the list. We know about Bubba Watson at the top making $4,978,679.50 so far this year, but let's take a look at who's at the bottom, ranked 350th, and at some of the notables who have made just $10,000 or less on the PGA Tour.

  • Chris DiMarco brings up the rear making $6,370.

  • Among those making $10,000 or less are major champions Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara, Craig Stadler, Ian Woosnam and Ben Crenshaw.
  • Sandy Lyle, another major champion, has made $27,972.

Don't start passing the hat for these guys quite yet. They get money from sponsorships and appearances, plus on the Champions Tour Watson has made $379,296; O'Meara $274,207; Stadler $117,223; Lyle $52,017; and Crenshaw $43,166.

On the PGA Tour:

  • 72 players have made $1 million or more (Martin Flores is 72nd with $1,008,731.56).
  • 25 have made $2 million or more (Keegan Bradley is 25th at $2,046,589.50).
  • Eight are at $3 million-plus (Jim Furyk is eighth at $3,076,615).
  • Three have earned $4 million or more (Dustin Johnson is third at $4,082,230.30).

On the Champions Tour:

  • Bernhard Langer is the top money winner at $1,381,785.
  • Only two players, Langer and Jay Haas, have earned more than $1 million so far this year.

  • Being a pro golfer is a good gig if you can get the work. But based on tour earnings alone, it's interesting to see that if you work at Jimmy Johns, there's a good chance you make more than the bottom feeders on tour.

    Have you ever made money from playing in a golf tournament?

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