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The record money Scottie Scheffler earned in 2021-22

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Scottie Scheffler has had a standout season for the ages on the PGA Tour in 2022.

The 26-year-old from Dallas, Texas, has four victories, including the Masters, and has held the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings since his third win at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March. He has become one of the new young stars of the Tour.

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He set many records, but none perhaps more striking than the amount of money he earned, which set a PGA Tour record for money earned in a single season.

“The money is great, obviously,” Scheffler said after finishing tied for second in the Tour Championship. “Playing professional golf for a living is such a gift. For me, I don’t play golf for the money. I play to win tournaments, and I play to have fun and do my best and see where the game can lead me.

Here’s a look at all the money Scheffler earned during the 2021-22 Tour season:

2021 champion Hideki Matsuyama applauds as Scottie Scheffler waves to the crowd during the final round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Adam Cairns-Augusta Chronicle/USA TODAY Sports)

Scheffler’s first career victory came at the WM Phoenix Open in February, where he beat Patrick Cantlay on the third playoff hole. In his second start after his first win, he won again, this time at Bay Hill in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He went on to earn back-to-back starts, winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play before winning the Masters two weeks later. Scheffler also finished second four times and had 10 top 10s and 17 top 25s.

In total, it has grossed over $14 million in revenue.

Arnold Palmer invitation

Scottie Scheffler hits a bunker shot on the 17th green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. (Photo: Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

The Comcast Business Tour Top focuses on player performance by rewarding the top players on the FedEx Cup leaderboard at the end of the FedEx Cup regular season.

Scheffler held that spot, earning the $4 million bonus before the playoffs.

2022 World Golf Championships - Match Play Dell Technologies

Scottie Scheffler holds the Walter Hagen Cup after the 2022 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Finals at Austin Country Club. (Photo: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports)

Scheffler pocketed an additional $1 million after the end of the regular season for winning the Aon Risk Reward Challenge.

The challenge is based on holes chosen at Tour stages throughout the season and is designed to test a player’s strategy on what is considered to be one of the toughest holes a player will face this week. in Week. For each participating event, a player’s two best scores on the designated hole count towards the season standings. Scheffler has 29 birdies and three eagles on eligible holes this season.

2022 Tour Championship

Scottie Scheffler tees off on the second hole in round three of the 2022 Tour Championship. (Photo: Adam Hagy/USA TODAY Sports)

Scheffler led or had a share of the lead for 69 holes at East Lake, but a par-4 16th bogey dropped him behind McIlroy, and he was unable to birdie one. of the last two holes to force a playoff.

Nonetheless, his tie for second place with Sungjae Im was good enough for $5.75 million in bonuses.

“Today money definitely didn’t cross my mind,” Scheffler said. “But at the end of the day, it’s such a gift to be here playing golf for money, and I can’t – I’m so grateful to be here.”

WM Phoenix Open 2022

Scottie Scheffler celebrates with the tournament trophy after the 18th hole playoff during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. (Photo: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports)

That’s a crazy amount to earn in a single season, and Scheffler could earn a little more and more. The Player Impact program, which is being expanded, will include Scheffler, and he could pocket another huge figure to eventually push him north of $30 million earned for his season.

Nonetheless, it has paid off to play well for Scheffler this season.

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