23 European Tour Golfers Who’ve Earned $20 Million (or More) During Career

Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Colin Montgomerie
Darren Clarke, (C), Padraig Harrington (R) and Colin Montgomerie (L) of Team Europe celebrate winning the Ryder Cup over Team USA at The Belfry on September 29th, 2002. (Photo by Rui Vieira - PA Images via Getty Images)

Since 1984, 23 European Tour members have earned at least $20 million in their careers on tour. The all-time money winner is 48-year old Lee Westwood who has earned over $45 million, closely followed by Rory McIlroy who’s deposited about $44.5 million. Westwood and McIlroy are the only two with earnings over $40 million.

There’s about a $8 million falloff after that, with Sergio Garcia having racked up nearly $37 million in cash.

Henrik Stenson ($34M) and Justin Rose ($33M) round out the top-five check cashers of all time on the Euro Tour.

England leads the way with nine (9) players on the list with South Africa (4) and Northern Ireland (3) rounding out the top-three nationalities.

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Thomas Bjorn of Denmark (L), Darren Clarke of No. Ireland (C) and Colin Montgomerie during a practice round at the 1998 US Open Championship on June 17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP via Getty Images)

Spain (2) and Sweden (2) also have multiple players who have earned at least $20 mil with Denmark, Germany and Italy checking in with one each.

The Tour’s greatest player, Seve Ballesteros, is ranked 110th with deposits totalling $8,039,070.

Proving how great the money has exploded, even on the European Tour, Francesco Molinari is ranked 11th on the list with over $26 million in earnings, despite just five (5!) career wins – or 45 LESS than Ballesteros, the all-time win leader with 50.

1. Lee Westwood

Earnings: $45,894,638
European Tour Wins: 25
Euro Tour Career: 1994-Present
Highest World Rank: 1 (2010)
Nationality: England

2. Rory McIlroy

Earnings: $44,588,178
European Tour Wins: 14
Euro Tour Career: 2007-Present
Highest World Rank: 1 (2012)
Nationality: England

3. Sergio Garcia

Earnings: $36,877,631
European Tour Wins: 16
Euro Tour Career: 1999-Present
Highest World Rank: 2 (2008)
Nationality: Spain

4. Henrik Stenson

Earnings: $34,073,738
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 2001-Present
Highest World Rank: 2 (2014)
Nationality: Sweden

5. Justin Rose

Earnings: $33,673,298
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 1999-Present
Highest World Rank: 1 (2018)
Nationality: England

6. Ernie Els

Earnings: $33,449,998
European Tour Wins: 28
Euro Tour Career: 1992-2019
Highest World Rank: 1 (1997)
Nationality: South Africa

7. Padraig Harrington

Earnings: $31,877,023
European Tour Wins: 15
Euro Tour Career: 1996-Present
Highest World Rank: 3 (2008)
Nationality: Ireland

8. Ian Poulter

Earnings: $31,412,979
European Tour Wins: 12
Euro Tour Career: 2000-Present
Highest World Rank: 5 (2010)
Nationality: England

9. Colin Montgomerie

Earnings: $30,025,713
European Tour Wins: 31
Euro Tour Career: 1988-2014
Highest World Rank: 2 (1996)
Nationality: England

10. Miguel Angel Jimenez

Earnings: $28,946,063
European Tour Wins: 21
Euro Tour Career: 1988-2014
Highest World Rank: 12 (2004)
Nationality: Spain

11. Francesco Molinari

Earnings: $26,620,040
European Tour Wins: 6
Euro Tour Career: 2005-Present
Highest World Rank: 5 (2018)
Nationality: Italy

12. Retief Goosen

Earnings: $26,288,008
European Tour Wins: 14
Euro Tour Career: 1993-2018
Highest World Rank: 3 (2006)
Nationality: South Africa

13. Martin Kaymer

Earnings: $25,711,315
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 2005-Present
Highest World Rank: 1 (2011)
Nationality: Germany

14. Thomas Bjorn

Earnings: $24,689,084
European Tour Wins: 15
Euro Tour Career: 1993-2020
Highest World Rank: 10 (2001)
Nationality: Denmark

15. Darren Clarke

Earnings: $24,573,089
European Tour Wins: 14
Euro Tour Career: 1991-2020
Highest World Rank: 8 (2001)
Nationality: Northern Ireland

16. Tommy Fleetwood

Earnings: $24,072,440
European Tour Wins: 5
Euro Tour Career: 2011-Present
Highest World Rank: 9 (2018)
Nationality: England

17. Paul Casey

Earnings: $23,849,587
European Tour Wins: 15
Euro Tour Career: 2001-Present
Highest World Rank: 3 (2009)
Nationality: England

18. Louis Oosthuizen

Earnings: $23,652,417
European Tour Wins: 9
Euro Tour Career: 2004-Present
Highest World Rank: 4 (2013)
Nationality: South Africa

19. Graeme McDowell

Earnings: $23,514,480
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 2002-Present
Highest World Rank: 4 (2011)
Nationality: Northern Ireland

20. Ross Fisher

Earnings: $21,206,269
European Tour Wins: 5
Euro Tour Career: 2006-Present
Highest World Rank: 17 (2009)
Nationality: England

21. Charl Schwartzel

Earnings: $20,866,778
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 2002-Present
Highest World Rank: 6 (2012)
Nationality: South Africa

22. Danny Willett

Earnings: $20,211,222
European Tour Wins: 7
Euro Tour Career: 2009-Present
Highest World Rank: 9 (2016)
Nationality: England

23. Robert Karlsson

Earnings: $20,115,642
European Tour Wins: 11
Euro Tour Career: 1991-Present
Highest World Rank: 6 (2008)
Nationality: Sweden



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