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Jeopardy!'s James Holzhauer made more on the show than these PGA Tour pros have all year

June 4, 2019

James Holzhauer is the single most dominant competitor in America right now. Not Koepka. Not Kawhi. No, no. James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas who just completed one of the most improbable, incredible runs in Jeopardy! history. If you haven't been DVRing every episode to watch on 30-40 minute delay during dinner like, um, some people have been, on Monday night Holzhauer—who has broken the single-game Jeopardy! record TWICE during his reign—finally fell, landing just shy of Ken Jennings' all-time Jeopardy! record of $2,520,700 by $58,484.

$2,462,216 ain't too shabby for a quarter's worth of work, but the figure is cast in even starker relief when compared to our favorite metric for Super Rich Guys here at The Loop: The PGA Tour Money List. In that spirit, we decided to compare Holzhauer's stockpile with the prize money earned by some of your favorite pros over the course of the entire PGA season. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure is fun to count...

PGA Tour Money List Leader:

Brooks Koepka - $5,905,127

James Holzhauer's Jeopardy! Total:

$2,462,216

The Peasants

Phil Mickelson - $2,313,230

Jason Day - $2,216,919

Bryson DeChambeau - $2,205,989

Tommy Fleetwood - $1,957,802

Sergio Garcia - $1,666,758

Ian Poulter - $1,626,156

Jordan Spieth - $1,513,913

Patrick Reed - $992,216

But don't feel too bad, fellas. Holzhauer has also eclipsed the 2018 salaries of Aaron Judge ($622,300) and Philip Lindsay ($485,000).

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