- Scottie Scheffler has already broken the season earnings record on the PGA Tour.
- That’s quite the feat seeing as how it’s still only June.
- Scheffler broke the record after another impressive week at the U.S. Open.
Scottie Scheffler is having one helluva a year on the PGA Tour.
Dating back to October, the world’s No. 1 player has played in 19 tournaments this season. In those 19 starts, Scheffler has won four times, finished runner-up three times, and finished inside the Top 10 on two other occasions.
With that success comes great financial gain, and it turns out no player in the history of the PGA Tour has earned more than Scheffler has in a single season. That’s saying quite a bit seeing as how we haven’t even reached the month of July yet.
Scheffler has earned $12,896,849 already this season after taking home $1,557,687 with his T-2 finish at the U.S. Open. The former Texas Longhorn has earned about $866,000 more than the No. 2 player on that all-time list, Jordan Spieth in the 2014-15 season.
Vijay Singh, not Tiger Woods, is No. 3 on the list followed by the big cat in 2007 and 2005.
Scottie Scheffler sets the PGA TOUR record for most official money earned in a season with $12,896,849 (does not include bonuses). pic.twitter.com/nwcskXzkY2
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) June 20, 2022
Now, of course, the $10 million-plus that Singh and Woods earned in the mid-2000s is worth much more in today’s world taking inflation into account. The purses players are competing for in today’s game are much, much more than they were in the mid-2000s as well.
According to the Inflation Calculator, the $10,905,166 Singh earned in 2004 is worth a little more than $16 million in today’s world.
Looking back at Singh’s 2004 campaign, he won a whopping nine times in 29 starts on Tour and managed another nine Top 10 finishes on top of that.
Taking a quick glance at the rest of the PGA Tour schedule, Scheffler will likely make six to eight more starts this season. He should be the favorite to win the FedEx Cup at the end of the year as well, which the winner of that takes home a nice little check of $18 million.