The Straits Times
Published on Sep 04, 2012

Golf: Woods surpasses $125m in tournament earnings


NORTON, Massachusetts (AFP) - Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to become the first golfer to make more than US$100 million (S$125 million) in earnings on the PGA Tour.

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

Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead, who collected US$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.