Jon Rahm surpasses Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth as quickest golfer to $2 million

What do Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and, uh, John Rahm all have in common? They all clipped the $2 million mark in the first 16 events of their careers.

Rahm actually holds the record as it only took him 15 events to do so back in 2012 when he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Spieth did it in 2013 when he won the John Deere Classic in his 16th start. Woods actually won five times (not a typo) en route to getting his first $2 million with a win at the 1997 Byron Nelson in his 16th event.

After turning pro in 2016, Rahm finished T3 at the Quicken Loans National, T2 at the Canadian Open and won last week at the Farmers Insurance Open. In all, he has played 12 events as a professional on the PGA Tour, and he has now earned $2.44 million.

Woods' feat was certainly the most impressive considering how little money he actually won per event. Woods was only paid $486,000 for the 1997 Masters against the $1.2 million Rahm just took for the Farmers Insurance Open. But to beat out guys like Spieth and Woods on any list is impressive.

It's just a little more evidence of why Rahm is one of the fastest-rising young stars on the PGA Tour and points to what his trajectory could be in the near future.

Jon Rahm$2.44 million201712
John Huh$2.04 million201215
Tiger Woods$2.08 milllion199716
Jordan Spieth$2.03 million201316
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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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