30 and under: How the top 16 young PGA Tour career money winners stack up

No one’s catching Tiger Woods anytime soon on the PGA Tour all-time money list — he tops all golfers with $118,663,768 and leads Phil Mickelson, the next closest, by $28,150,233 — but there are plenty of up-and-coming names in the game who are piling up cash.

Right now, 29-year-old Brooks Koepka is the world No. 1 player, with four majors to his name since 2017. But surprisingly Koepka doesn’t make the top four in the list of the 16 highest money winners who are currently 30 or younger. That list includes seven golfers who have earned more than $20 million in their short careers so far, 13 major titles and 12 Americans.

Here’s the top 16 on-course money winners 30 or younger, updated through the 3M Open.

No. 16 Patrick Cantlay, $11,168,318

Age: 27

Overall on the money list: No. 168

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The Long Beach, Calif., native opted to forgo his final two years of eligibility at UCLA to turn professional early in 2012, having held the No. 1 amateur ranking for a record 55 weeks. It took until 2017 for Cantlay to win his first PGA Tour event, shooting 9-under 275 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but he soon began to put together solid outings more regularly. He finished tied for third at the 2019 PGA Championship, and he won his second PGA Tour tournament on June 2 at the Memorial Tournament, pushing Cantlay into the world top-10 rankings for the first time.

No. 15 Danny Lee, $11,372,286

Age: 28

Overall: 164

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Lee’s lone PGA Tour victory came in 2015 at the Greenbrier Classic, beating out David Hearn, Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb in a playoff. Since then, he’s put together 12 top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November 2018. Lee had turned professional in 2009, one year after winning the U.S. Amateur as an 18-year-old.

No. 14 Harris English, $12,561,903

Age: 29

Overall: 149

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English impressed with two PGA Tour wins in 2013: one at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and the other at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He came close with runner-up finishes at the Franklin Templeton Shootout two years in a row but has hit a snag since the start of the 2017 season. English, a University of Georgia graduate, has managed just four top-10 finishes in the last three seasons, slipping to No. 309 in the world golf rankings. His T-12 at the Honda Classic in March was his best result of 2019.

No. 13 Daniel Berger, $13,066,587

Age: 26

Overall: 141

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Berger earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, a season that included six top-10 finishes and an 11th-place finish in the FedExCup rankings, tallying over $3 million in prize money. The Florida State product broke through in 2016 with a win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and he defended his title the next year with another win.

No. 12 Russell Henley, $13,237,295

Age: 30

Overall: 140

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The Georgia product won the 2010 Haskins Award, given to the best college golfer in the country, and went on to make a splash in his PGA Tour debut in January 2013 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley posted a 24-under 256, a Sony Open record, and won by three strokes. He’s won two other PGA Tour events, the 2014 Honda Classic and 2017 Shell Houston Open.

No. 11 Bryson DeChambeau, $13,409,606

Age: 25

Overall: 136

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DeChambeau won both the U.S. Amateur and an NCAA championship in 2015, just the fifth player to do so, and burst onto the PGA Tour scene when he turned pro in 2016, tying for fourth in his debut at the RBC Heritage and finishing T-15 at the U.S. Open. He still had to earn his Tour card through the Web.com Tour, setting up his first PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic in 2017. He went on to win four other events in 2018 and came up just shy of a win at the 3M Open over the July 4 weekend.

No. 10 Xander Schauffele, $13,779,910

Age: 25

Overall: 135

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Schauffele graduated from the Web.com Tour in 2016 and burst onto the PGA Tour scene the next season, finishing T-5 at his first U.S. Open and winning his first tournament, the Greenbrier Classic, three weeks later. The San Diego State graduate went on to win the Tour Championship later that season, edging out Justin Thomas by one stroke. With two wins in his debut campaign, Schauffele earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors, and has won two tournaments since then.

No. 9 Jon Rahm, $14,777,370

Age: 24

Overall: 123

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Rahm jumped back into the top-10 of the world golf rankings with his Irish Open win July 7, and he’s notched three PGA Tour victories since turning professional in 2016. In January 2017, the Spaniard sank a 60-foot eagle putt to win his first event, the Farmers Insurance Open. The next year Rahm won the CareerBuilder Challenge, and in April, he and partner Ryan Palmer topped the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

No. 8 Tony Finau, $15,419,068

Age: 29

Overall: 111

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For Finau, who ranks No. 17 in the world golf rankings, one PGA Tour win to his name is a bit surprising. That victory came in 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open. But Finau finds himself high on this list — and in the world golf rankings — because of his numerous high finishes. After turning pro in 2007 and earning his Tour card in 2014, he’s compiled 29 top-10 finishes and has been runner-up five times in the past two years.

No. 7 Patrick Reed, $25,039,213

Age: 28

Overall: 55

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Reed’s crown achievement came at Augusta National in 2018, when he finished off his 15-under 273 to win his first Masters. He’s had plenty of success otherwise, winning five tournaments before that major to accrue more than $25 million in on-course winnings. Known as “Captain America,” Reed has been a common fixture in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup since 2014.

No. 6 Hideki Matsuyama, $25,130,942

Age: 27

Overall: 53

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Matsuyama put together a blistering 2017 season, winning more than $8 million as he piled up three wins and three runner-up finishes, including one at the U.S. Open. The Japan native, who has won eight tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since August 2017 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, though. Still, he’s compiled more than $2 million during the 2019 season, making the cut in 18 starts and finishing tied for third at the Farmers Insurance Open.

No. 5 Brooks Koepka, $27,961,686

Age: 29

Overall: 41

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Despite winning four majors — tied for the most of any golfer on this list — Koepka comes in at No. 5 in on-course winnings because of his dominance in major championships. Koepka, the world No. 1 golfer, has won just two non-majors in his career: the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open and the 2018 CJ Cup. Still, his record in majors is eye-popping. Since 2017, Koepka has won two U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships, and he finished as the runner-up in both the 2019 U.S. Open and Masters.

No. 4 Justin Thomas, $28,048,556

Age: 26

Overall: 39

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Thomas, the world No. 9 golfer, hasn’t hoisted a trophy yet in 2019. But he has come close — two third-place finishes and a runner-up — and can ride the spoils of a prolific 2017 and 2018. Thomas has won nine times on the PGA Tour, including the 2017 PGA Championship. Eight of those wins have come in the last two seasons, causing him to pile up nearly $10 million in on-course winnings in the 2017 campaign alone.

No. 3 Rickie Fowler, $37,444,168

Age: 30

Overall: 21

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Fowler ranked as the world’s top amateur for 37 weeks before he left Oklahoma State to turn professional in 2009. While he didn’t secure his first PGA Tour victory until 2012 at the Wells Fargo Championship, he managed a slew of top-10 finishes to preserve his place on the Tour and became the youngest golfer to compete on a U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2010. The former rookie of the year — an honor he won ahead of Rory McIlroy — has won five total PGA Tour events, including the 2015 Players Championship.

No. 2 Jordan Spieth, $39,555,836

Age: 25

Overall: 18

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About two weeks before Spieth turned 20, he won his first PGA Tour tournament. At the 2013 John Deere Classic, Spieth held off David Hearn and Zach Johnson in a five-hole playoff. While Spieth has compiled 11 PGA Tour wins — including a Masters, U.S. Open and British Open — fortunes haven’t gone his way on the course of late since winning his third major in 2017 at The Open. He’s on a two-year winless streak and has slid to No. 36 in the world golf rankings.

No. 1 Rory McIlroy, $47,923,848

Age: 30

Overall: 11

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McIlroy lands just outside of the overall top-10 money winners list, but he sits atop the 30-and-under club. After earning the first of 16 PGA Tour wins in May 2010 at the Quail Hollow Championship, McIlroy won the first of four majors, posting a 16-under 268 at the 2011 U.S. Open. He’s won two PGA Championships as well as one British Open, while most recently winning the RBC Canadian Open in June.

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