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Rory McIlroy won barely short of $45m from on-course income and rewards from both the PGA and DP World Visits

This was Rory the first year that money changed the game of golf in a significant way. The sport’s landscape has changed as a result of the emergence of LIV Golf, which is supported by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. As a result, players are becoming increasingly richer than ever before.

According to reports, LIV will spend just under $800 million in 2022 to join Greg Norman’s start-up tour, which has been reported to cost a lot of money to some of the biggest names in the world.

It has compelled the PGA Tour to respond by opening its own purse strings, which has led to increased bonuses in the FedEx Cup and Player Impact Program and purses totaling $20 million. So, who and how much did they win on the course this year?

We have attempted to examine on-course earnings from the PGA and DP World Tours.

FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai bonus funds, Player Impact Program funds, and LIV Golf on-course earnings. The numbers have been rounded to the nearest two decimal places where necessary because it is a challenging task.Betadda PGA Tour earnings may be slightly exaggerated due to counting since September 2021.

when the 2021-22 season began, but the picture is clear and straightforward: the best golfers are making astronomical sums of money, and this is not even taking into account sponsorships and other investments that result in the biggest names having net worths in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

With $44.8 million, Rory McIlroy earned the most money in 2022, followed by LIV Golf star Dustin Johnson with $37.2 million. As well as the RBC Heritage and CJ Cup titles, both of which he successfully defended. The Race to Dubai bonus was a cool $2 million, and his FedEx Cup victory alone was worth $18 million.

The World No.1’s $12m PIP cash, from completing second to Tiger Woods, was at last what pushed him in front of Dustin Johnson.
  1. Dustin Johnson’s $37.2 million LIV golf press conference (Source: Getty Images) DJ’s participation in all eight of the series’ premiere events was a significant coup for LIV. He was said to have been offered a fee of $125 million to join the Greg Norman-led start-up, but we are not counting that here. He also made a lot of money on the job.
    He took home $18 million as the Individual Champion in addition to an additional $17 million in on-course LIV earnings, both on his own and through his portion of the team’s winnings. Prior to joining LIV in June, the American also won approximately $1.6 million on the PGA Tour, putting him over the $37 million mark. Not bad for the work of a year.

LIV Golf, where he won the Chicago Invitational and finished second in the Team Championship finale, and He also won the Players Championship, the most important event on the PGA Tour, for which he got a huge check for $3.6 million.

  1. Branden Grace takes a tee shot at Rich Harvest Farms during the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Chicago tournament (Image credit: Getty Images) We believe that Branden Grace of South Africa was the fifth-highest-earning golfer in the world this year in terms of on-course earnings, despite his drop to 179th place.
    His unpleasant complete of $17.5m was comprised of $16.6m won in LIV Golf, $800,000 on the PGA Visit and barely short of $100,000 on the DP World Visit. Grace received $4 million and $8 million, respectively, for winning the Portland Invitational and coming in second place in the LIV individual rankings. Additionally, his team, Stinger GC, won the Centurion’s inaugural competition.

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