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Sat Apr 19 20:07:06 SAST 2014

Woods surpasses $100 million in earnings

Sapa-AFP | 04 September, 2012 07:090 Comments
Deutsche Bank Championship - Final Round
Tiger Woods reacts after finishing the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts
Image by: Jim Rogash / Getty Images

Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million (R837,7 million) in earnings on the PGA Tour.

Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead, who collected $620,126 in a career that began in 1937.

Prize money shot up on the PGA Tour after Woods turned pro — a period also marked by a huge increase in television revenues.

“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” said Woods, who shot a closing 66 and finished two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that’s for sure.”

McIlroy earned $1.4 million for his fifth career PGA Tour victory in a Monday finish at the TPC Boston.

Woods, who has a net worth of about $600 million, remains in contention for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus for winning the PGA Tour playoffs.

Not included in Woods’ career earnings is the millions he has received for endorsing retail products throughout his 16-year career.

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