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Cameron Tringale just set a PGA Tour record he might not be all that happy to have


Mike Ehrmann

Back in the pre-TV megadeal/pre-Tiger days, only the very best PGA Tour players—the guys who won consistently—could accrue generational wealth. But that was then, and this is now, and guys like Cameron Tringale are much better off for it.

With his T-3 finish Sunday at the Valspar Championship, Tringale earned $407,100—which brought his career earnings on the PGA Tour to $13,743,938. With that payday, he moved into 146th on the all-time money list. More notably, he passed No. 149 Brian Davis to become the player with the most career earnings without a victory in PGA Tour history.

Tringale, 33, amassed his winnings his 299 career appearances, which include three runner-up finishes but none since the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Davis, for comparison, needed 372 starts to secure his haul.

Tringale’s strong week at Innisbrook Resort outside of Tampa was yet another good finish in what’s been a under-the-radar season. The Georgia Tech graduate now has seven top-20 finishes in his last 10 tour starts, and while he entered the week ranked No. 89 in the World Ranking, Data Golf’s proprietary algorithm had him at No. 32 and he ranked No. 27 in strokes gained overall for the season.

Tringale has made more in his PGA Tour career than multiple-major winners Tom Watson ($11,081,140), Bernhard Langer ($10,759,526) and John Daly ($10,270,681)—and way, way more than the legends of the game whose prime earning days came with a wooden driver in their hands. You know, guys like Jack Nicklaus ($5,734,031).

Ah, to be a consistent PGA Tour player who came up after a certain Mr. Woods. Good work, if you can get it.