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Rory McIlroy To Become Second Golfer To Take Home PGA, European Tour Money Titles

Rory McIlroy will become the second golfer ever to win the money titles on both the PGA and European Tour, taking home $8.0M in the U.S. and currently having $4.7M in earnings with three tournaments left in the Race to Dubai. McIlroy would match the feat completed last season by Luke Donald, who won the PGA Tour money title with $6.7M and the European Tour title with $6.8M. McIlroy finished second in Europe last season with $5.1M in on-course earnings. Tiger Woods last won the PGA Tour money title in ’09, and has won it four times in the past decade (THE DAILY).

PGA TOUR, EUROPEAN TOUR MONEY LEADERS TREND
YR
PGA TOUR
WINNINGS
EUROPEAN TOUR
WINNINGS
'12
Rory McIlroy
$8.0M
Rory McIlroy*
$4.7M
'11
Luke Donald
$6.7M
Luke Donald
$6.8M
'10
Matt Kuchar
$4.9M
Martin Kaymer
$5.7M
'09
Tiger Woods
$10.5M
Lee Westwood
$5.4M
'08
Vijay Singh
$6.6M
Robert Karlsson
$3.5M
'07
Tiger Woods
$10.9M
Justin Rose
$3.7M
'06
Tiger Woods
$9.9M
Padraig Harrington
$3.2M
'05
Tiger Woods
$10.6M
Colin Montgomerie
$3.6M
'04
Vijay Singh
$10.9M
Ernie Els
$5.2M
'03
Vijay Singh
$7.6M
Ernie Els
$3.8M
   
 

NOTE: * = There are three tournaments left on the European Tour, but McIlroy holds a $1.3M lead over Peter Hanson.

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