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Where The Pros Made Their Money

We look at how the pie is sliced at the top of the money list

September 2013

Pros make a lot of money. We get it. But where do they make their money? That question interested us, so we decided to tally-up all the places where the top 10 finishers on the PGA Tour money list cashed a check in 2013. We then divided it into one of the 10 official regions of the United States as determined by the Census Bureau, plus one extra: Overseas. Only official PGA Tour money won in individual tournaments was counted, so it does not take into account FedEx Cup bonus money (sorry Henrik Stenson).

New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Mid-Atlantic: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
East North Central: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
West North Central: Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa
South Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,Georgia, Florida
East South Central: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
West South Central: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana
Mountain: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
Pacific: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii

money pie

The Total Money Pie, $245,450,000

First let's look at how the total combined tournament money on the PGA Tour in 2013 divided up. With some $30 million on offer more than its nearest competitor, it's no wonder that pros tend to make most of their money in the South Atlantic
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