Where The Pros Made Their Money
September 25, 2013
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
Jordan Spieth, $3,879,820
The 20-year-old Jordan Spieth nabbed his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic in Illinois. That helped boost his earnings in the East North Central division but the Texan still made almost half his year's money in the South East.
Zach Johnson, $4,044,509
Zach Johnson was one of the few who didn't make most of his money in the South Atlantic. A good finish at the John Deere and a win at the BMW combined for more in the East North Central division.
Justin Rose, $4,146,148
Rose only played three events in the Mid-Atlantic in 2013. But when you win one, and that event happens to be the U.S. Open, and combine it with a T-2 at the Barclays, it'll likely constitute most of your earnings.
Steve Stricker, $4,440,532
How did Stricker make nearly $2 million in the South Atlantic without a win? Simple: Mr. Consistency just happened to play more in the South East than anywhere else.
Adam Scott, $4,892,611
Another guy who doesn't play often but plays well when he does. Wins at the Masters and the Barclays helped the Mid- and South Atlantic make up more than 80 percent of his yearly earnings.
Brandt Snedeker, $5,318,087
He may be a southern boy at heart, but he earned more than two-and-a-half times in the Pacific region thanks to a big win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Phil Mickelson, $5,495,793
How pleasing to the eye is Lefty's evenly divided earnings chart? He earned more than $1 million in three different areas, and nearly eclipsed that figure in the Mid-Atlantic, too.
Matt Kuchar, $5,616,808
It's pretty clear this is a chart of a player who rarely misses cuts. Matt Kuchar finished with six figures in every area he played a tournament in 2013.
Henrik Stenson, $6,388,230
A win at the season-ending Tour Championship in Georgia helped Stenson earn nearly $2 million in the South Atlantic.
Tiger Woods, $8,553,439
Tiger's season tailed-off towards the end, but he was hot early. Four of his five wins came before June, when the PGA Tour was swinging around the South Atlantic, where he earned nearly 60 percent of his money for the year.