A FedEx Cup Win Gives You More Career Earnings Than These Golf Legends
September 15, 2014
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Gary PlayerCareer Earnings: $1,834,482 Nine-time major champ Gary Player looks rather happy to be holding his winnings from the 1958 Kentucky Derby Open for his first PGA Tour victory. Player earned $18,591 for his troubles that year. Horschel made $445 per minute in the last 21 days.
2 of 13Carl Iwasaki
Jack NicklausCareer Earnings: $5,734,031 Jack Nicklaus was devastated to find out Billy Horschel doubled in his career earnings in one day.
3 of 13John Iacono
Greg NormanCareer Earnings: $14,484,458 Greg Norman won 20 tournaments and banked $14.5 million over his illustrious career. Horschel almost earned that in September.
4 of 13John Iacono
Tom WatsonCareer Earnings: $11,069,517Tom Watson earned 39 wins across a 25-year career to finish with $11.07 million. Horschel won that on Sunday.
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Arnold PalmerCareer Earnings: $1,861,857 Why does Arnold Palmer look so forlorn in this photo? He is fifth on the all-time wins list, but couldn’t break $2 million in career earnings.
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Johnny MillerCareer Earnings: $2,747,484 After Horschel’s victory, Miller said, “Billy Horschel, I’m not sure you’re not seeing a star in the making. This is not a fluke. The guy is just good. He hits a decent distance. He’s accurate. The irons are fantastic.”
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Curtis StrangeCareer Earnings: $7,599,951 Curtis Strange had to take a seat when he heard the news.
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Bernhard LangerCareer Earnings: $10,401,961 Langer can take solace that Horschel’s bonus on Sunday was a few thousand shy of his own career winnings.
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Ben CrenshawCareer Earnings: $7,139,756 Ben Crenshaw has a green jacket, but Horschel could buy 1,000 green jackets if he so desired.
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Ray FloydCareer Earnings: $5,323,075 Ray Floyd appears to be enjoying the sunshine and palm trees on a remote island. Horschel now owns the island.
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Tom KiteCareer Earnings: $11,041,042Tom Kite had a really good career. Just not as good as Horschel's Sunday.
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Watson, Nicklaus, Player, Palmer
These golf legends have 195 more total wins and 42 more majors than Horschel, but none can top Horschel's Sunday payday.
13 of 13Fred Vuich
Tiger WoodsCareer Earnings: $109,612,414Just kidding. Horschel didn’t win that much!
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