Nobody has ever ended a PGA Tour season having earned $11 million in non-FedEx Cup prize money. That's still true even though Jordan Spieth won the Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake. That's because Spieth ended with just a hair over $12 million after winning the $1.5 million first prize.
Throw in the FedEx Cup bonus cash and Spieth's 2014-15 PGA Tour season total comes out to $22,030,465. That breaks Tiger Woods' former single-year record of $20,867,052 earned back in 2007 when he won the FedEx Cup.
Spieth padded his bank account and erased all doubt about the PGA Tour Player of the Year race on Sunday as he touched off his fifth win in a year that included two majors as well as this playoff victory.
He turned 22 two months ago.
Phil Mickelson, 1 of the best players ever, has never won 2 majors or 5+ times in a PGA Tour season. Spieth is about to do both at 22.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) September 27, 2015
As for what Spieth is going to do with all that dough? Probably go to a bunch of Dallas Cowboys games and look at his bank account.
ICYMI: Jordan Spieth, on what he would do with $10 million. "I would put it away and make it grow."— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) September 27, 2015
There are a hundred ways to judge golfers, generally. Wins, total strokes, birdies, driving distance and several others. Since the PGA Tour has been around, nobody has had a more financially profitable season than Jordan Spieth in 2014-15.
The eye test confirms it.
This was Jordan Spieth's year.