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The silver lining to Jon Rahm’s runner-up finish in Mexico

April 30, 2023

Hector Vivas

At this point in his career, Jon Rahm has no use for finishing second. The World No. 1 shot a final-round 67 Sunday at the Mexico Open in his title defense to end the week at 21-under total, three shots behind winner Tony Finau.

With the performance, however, Rahm jumped to the top of one more list. He’s already at the top of the World Ranking. He leads the FedEx Cup standings. He has the most wins on the season, with four, including the Masters earlier this month.

By earning $839,300 at the Mexico Open, Rahm has now earned $14,462,840 on the season, which breaks the PGA Tour record. Before May.

Scottie Scheffler set the tour record last year with $14,046,910 in earnings during his four-win season that ended with his first major championship and PGA Tour Player of the Year honors.

Coincidentally, Scheffler is third on the career list for season earnings with the $12,508,495 that he’s already earned this year by winning twice, including the $4.5 million that he took home at the Players Championship in March. He’s just less than $2 million behind Rahm this year, but with three major championships, the playoffs and three other designated events left in the four months that remain in this season, the money race is far from over.

Rounding out the career list: Jordan Spieth $12,030,465 in 2015, Vijay Singh $10,905,166 in 2004, Tiger Woods $10,867,052 in 2007, Woods $10,628,024 in 2005 and Woods $10,545,465 in 2009.