Well, we are half-way through the Fall Series of the PGA Tour. Generally, we see players fighting to make the Top 125 on the money list for fully exempt Tour status, or trying to meet a minimum quota of events.
For Nike Golf athletes, it hasn’t been a great year for earnings on the PGA Tour. While Nike Golf has a lot of worldwide wins this year, there have been few wins on the PGA. Here’s a look at the current Money List standings on the PGA Tour;
24 – Charl Schwartzel
Great year for Charl. He missed 1 cut all year worldwide. While he made just over $3 million worldwide, he cashed in $2.6 million on the Tour. The question is; does he keep his PGA Tour card for next year, or just play in Europe?
46 – Jhonattan Vegas
Great rookie year for Vegas, bringing home $1.86 million. He started the Rookie Movement during Week 3 of the season, picking up a win and then another Top 10 the following week. Most recently coming off of a Top 10 at the JT Shriners.
49 – Lucas Glover
A win for Glover was his only Top 10 this year in his 22 events. Since that win in May he put up a T12 at the Open Championship, which was a good finish too, for the Major winner. A cool $1.76 million does all right for G’Lover as he looks to step it up next year.
53 – Carl Pettersson
A very consistent year for Pettersson. After starting the year with a T4, he picked up 4 more leading up to this week. I don’t think CPetts will complain with having $1.5 million in the bank this year.
84 – Anthony Kim
I don’t really believe that AK has played in 26 events. It still feels like he’s been injured all year. He started the year with 3 straight Top 20s and I was on top of the world. After that, AK only picked up 3 more Top 25′s. Most notably, his 5th place at the Open Championship gave him about $300, 000, contributing to his $1 million he earned thus far.
96 – Stewart Cink
Cink had 1 Top 10 in 21 events. However, his 9 Top 30 finishes have put him here, bringing his total thus far to $900, 000. He’ll be playing this week at the McGladrey.
117 – Tiger Woods
Even in 9 events, Tiger still clocked $660, 000. He still had 2 Top 10s and 3 Top 25s, making 7 of 9 cuts. I still think that’s impressive.
127 – Paul Casey
Paul Casey has 2 wins worldwide in 2011, just not on the PGA Tour. He’s playing well now and says he’s about 70% healthy. He’ll look for his 3rd straight Top 10 this week.
134 – Stephen Ames
20 events, $528, 000. 2 Top 10s this year and he missed the cut at both majors he played in. Also missed the cut last week at the Frys.com. Needs a big week.
144 – Justin Leonard
24 events, $445, 000. Only 13 cuts made this year. Needs to finish the Fall Series on a high notes.
192 – Joseph Bramlett
Tough go for the rookie. 23 events and $180, 000. Only 12 cuts made. Lots of work to do.
199 – Kevin Kisner
I was surprised Kisner was this low. However, his high finishes on the Nationwide are probably the reason for that. 22 events, 8 cuts made.
229 – Jamie Lovemark
He was injured for pretty much all of this year, following a discectomy. Ouch.. He’s playing on the Nationwide Tour this week. Should be medically exempt for next year? Not sure how that works.
Best of luck to all of the athletes this week. I think Casey can pull out a win and I’m hoping to see a healthy Jamie Lovemark in action, too.
Source : PGATour.com