These guys are fantastic.
Because it was so true, it was one of the best tag lines ever. To play on the PGA Tour this season, you must be among the top 200 players in the world. It’s all quite interesting.
The capacity to withstand the pressure on Sunday is what differentiates the greatest of the best. Some are superior to others. Winning is important, but there’s also something to be said for being able to cash large enough salaries to keep your card and bank some substantial cash year after year.
Cameron Tringale has made more money than anyone else without ever winning a tournament (see below). Take a look at these ten players who have won more than $10 million in tournaments but have never won on the PGA Tour.
1_ Cameron Tringale
- After finishing third at the Valspar Championship in March, Cameron Tringale earned the unpleasant distinction of being the best earner without a win. Since turning pro in 2009, he’s earned $14,639,305 (before to the 2021 Zozo Championship). Technically, he did win a silly-season event in 2014 with Jason Day, and he has three runner-up finishes in his illustrious career.
- During his career, the Englishman has amassed a total of $13,374,228. He’s won twice on the international stage, but he notably lost a sudden-death playoff to Jim Furyk at the RBC Heritage after committing a penalty on himself.
- Baird, the son of former PGA Tour winner Butch Baird, had his chances during his career, winning $13,251,178. Baird, who was the bridesmaid for the sixth time, lost a sudden-death playoff on the sixth extra hole at the 2011 Frys.com Open. Until Davis and subsequently Tringale passed him, he had the distinction of earning the most without a W. He has been unable to play for several years due to a back problem.
- With earnings of $12,790,635, Overton is fourth on the all-time winless money list.In 2010, he finished third three times, including losing a three-stroke lead at the Greenbrier Classic to Stuart Appleby, who shot 59. He was talented enough to play in the 2010 Ryder Cup for the United States. Since having back surgery in 2017, Overton has been unable to play.
5_Brendon de Jonge
- DeJonge amassed a fortune of $11,568,484 but never made it to the winner’s circle. The closest he came was losing a playoff to Robert Streb at the McGladrey Classic in 2014. De Jonge, a Zimbabwean, was excellent enough to gain a spot on the 2013 Presidents Cup International Team. He’s also dabbled in broadcasting on the PGA Tour Live.
- Due to a back injury, DeLaet’s career was cut short, but not before he put $11,265,285 in his bank account. He won the Sunshine Tour in 2009, placed third three times on the PGA Tour, was rated 21st in the world in 2013, and represented Canada in the 2013 Presidents Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. He has, however, had a number of back operations, including a Radio Frequency Ablation surgery on his lower back in February, which he described as “to alleviate the chronic pain I’ve been struggling with for the past few years” on Twitter.
- Quigley was a two-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour, but he never made it to the PGA Tour. Nonetheless, he was paid $11,058,693 for his efforts. Quigley won the Morocco Champion on the PGA Tour Champions in his second appearance on the 50-and-over circuit, after finishing fifth five times on the PGA Tour in 408 starts. So there you have it.
- Fleetwood is the betting favorite to get off this list. He’s won five times on the European Tour, was a member of the previous two Ryder Cup teams, and finished second in both the 2018 and 2019 US Opens. Despite the fact that he has yet to win a trophy on the PGA Tour, Fleetwood has amassed a net worth of $10,940,624.
- Wi has seven Asian Tour victories and one European Tour victory, but has never won on the PGA Tour. During his Tour career, he cashed cheques totaling $10,079,659 dollars. He was three strokes up after 54 holes at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach, but Phil Mickelson came back from six strokes down to win the tournament. Wi left the military in 2016 to pursue a career as a teacher and coach.
- Hearn’s final performance of the 2020-21 season, a T-58 at the 3M Open, sent him over the $10 million mark, bringing his career earnings to $10,004,615 dollars.The Canadian has played in two playoffs, including a loss to Jordan Spieth at the John Deere Classic in 2013. Spieth’s victory was his first on the PGA Tour. Hearn is still looking forward to his day.