Average PGA Tour golfer in 2013 would have made nearly $3 million

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Straight 71s last season? You would have made more money than Boo Weekley. (USATSI)

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The scoring average rose in 2013 for the third straight year on the PGA Tour. The rise was miniscule (three hundreths of a shot per round) and has been remarkably consistent in the past five years.

Let's take a look.

PGA Tour per round scoring average

2013 -- 71.09
2012 -- 71.06
2011 -- 71.03
2010 -- 71.15
2009 -- 71.04

I was curious though, how much money would a golfer have made if he would have shot 71 in every single round he played in 2013?

Here's a summary of what that golfer would have done in 2013 if he played all 36 of the premiere tournaments (excluding the World Match Play Championship).

Tournaments -- 36
Cuts made -- 24
Top 10s -- 6
Wins -- 0
Money -- $2,825,614

$2.82 million would have ranked a golfer 21st on the money list, between Graham DeLaet and Boo Weekley.

His highest finish would have been second at the British Open and his second highest would have been fourth at the US Open.

So if you play on the PGA Tour and you aspire to make nearly $3 million next year, you can do so without ever breaking 71.

Good luck. 

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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