The 2015 PGA Tour season is over and the PGA paid out a total of $92.2 million in prize money this season. That includes $57.2 million in prize money from tournaments plus another $35 million in FedEx Cup bonus prize money. Here is a list of the top 10 PGA Tour golfers who earned the most money on the PGA Tour in 2015.
The totals include the FedEx Cup bonus money payouts. For each player below the number of tournaments they won are listed as well as how much each tournament win was worth. Each player’s FedEx Cup bonus prize money is also listed. Hope you like the PGA Tour final money earnings list for 2015 including FedEx Cup bonus money. Most sites only give you the PGA Tour money list without the FedEx Cup bonus prize money included.
1. Jordan Spieth – $22.03 million
Jordan Spieth was the top money earner on the PGA Tour in 2015 and his total is a new record for a golfer in one season at $22.03 million. On the season, Jordan Spieth won five tournaments including two majors, The Masters and the U.S. Open. Those two tournaments were worth $1.8 million each. Spieth also won the John Deere Classic worth $846,000, the Valero Texas Open worth $1.062 million, and the Tour Championship worth $1.485 million. The rest of Jordan Spieth’s money earnings in 2015 came from his other finishes in tournaments and his $10 million bonus for winning the 2015 FedEx Cup.
2. Jason Day – $11.4 million
Jason Day came in second place on the 2015 money list with $11.4 million in earnings. Jason Day won five times in 2015. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in February (worth $1.134 million), the RBC Canadian Open in July ($1.044 million), the PGA Championship major in August ($1.8 million), and two playoff tournaments The Barclays and the BMW Championship each worth $1.485 million. The rest of Jason Day’s 2015 earnings came from his other finishes in tournaments and the $2 million bonus he won with his third place finish in the FedEx Cup.
3. Bubba Watson – $7.9 million
With $7.9 million in earnings Bubba Watson won the third most money on the PGA Tour in 2015. Bubba Watson won two tournaments this season, the WGC-HSBC Champions last November (worth $1.4 million) and the Travelers Championship in June ($1.152 million). The rest of Bubba Watson’s earnings came from his other finishes in tournaments (he had three second place finishes and two third place finishes this season) plus the $1 million FedEx Cup bonus he earned by finishing in 5th place.
4. Henrik Stenson – $7.8 million
Despite not winning a tournament in 2015, Henrik Stenson finished in fourth place on the money earnings list with $7.8 million. Stenson finished second four times, Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Barclays, the Deutsche Bank Championship and the Tour Championship, which combined earned him $3.1 million. The rest of his earnings came from his other finishes in tournament and his second place FedEx Cup bonus of $3 million. Without the $3 million bonus, Henrik Stenson was 9th on the 2015 money list.
5. Rickie Fowler – $7.3 million
Rickie Fowler earned $7.3 million on the PGA Tour in 2015 which is good for 5th place on the money list. Fowler won The Players Championship ($1.8 million) and the Deutsche Bank Championship ($1.485 million) in 2015. The rest of his earnings came from his other finishes plus the $1.5 million FedEx Cup bonus he earned for fourth place. Rickie Fowler also earned another $1 million by winning the Scottish Open in 2015 which is not counted here.
6. Dustin Johnson – $6.2 million
With $6.2 million in earnings, Dustin Johnson finished 2015 in 6th place on the PGA Tour money list. Dustin Johnson won the WGC-Cadillac Championship ($1.57 million) this year for his only win. He also finished second at the Northern Trust Open and the U.S. Open which earned him $1.5 million combined. The rest of his money earnings came from his other finishes and the $700,000 Fed Ex Cup bonus he earned for 7th place.
7. Justin Rose – $6.063 million
Justin Rose finished in 7th place with earnings of $6.063 million. Rose won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans ($1.242 million) for his only win this year. He also finished second at The Masters, the Memorial and the Tour Championship which earned him another $2.2 million combined. The rest of his money came from his other finishes and the $600,000 he earned with his 8th place FedEx Cup bonus finish.
8. Zach Johnson – $5.6 million
Zach Johnson only won once this year but it was a major win at the British Open which was worth $1.79 million. Zach Johnson ground out the rest of his earnings with nine top 10 finishes which earned him $2.2 million combined plus his FedEx Cup bonus of $800,000 for finishing in 6th place.
9. Rory McIlroy – $5.11 million
Considering he only played in nine PGA Tournaments, Rory McIlroy did well to earn $5.11 million and finish in 9th place. McIlroy won the WGC-Cadillac Match Play ($1.57 million) and the Wells Fargo Championship ($1.278 million) this year. The rest of his earnings came from his other finishes (he only missed one cut) and his $250,000 FedEx Cup bonus for 15th place. Rory McIlroy also won the Dubai Desert Classic and around $800,000 more on the European Tour in 2015 which is not counted here.
10. Jimmy Walker – $4.76 million
Jimmy Walker rounds out the top 10 PGA Tour money earnings list for 2015 in 10th place with earnings of $4.76 million. Walker did all of his damage early in the year. He won the Sony Open ($1.008 million) in January and the Valero Texas Open ($1.116 million) in March. He finished second in the Bryon Nelson in May and then did not have another top 10 finish the rest of the year. Jimmy Walker earned $242,500 from his FedEx Cup bonus for finishing in a 16th place tie.