Following the money-grab finale at East Lake Golf Club, Patrick Cantlay secured the 2021 FedEx Cup along with $15 million in bonus cash.
With that massive haul, the 29-year-old moved into fifth-place all time on the FedExCup Money list with a total of $16,081,000.
Cantlay is one of eight players, all-time, with at least $15 million in FedEx Cup bonus earnings.
The all-time leader remains Rory McIlory who has earned $32,444,000 in bonus cash. The Northern Irishman won in 2016 and 2019, which paid out $10 and $15 million, respectively.
Tiger Woods is next on the list with $28,594,000. The Big Cat racked up most of that cash in the first three editions of the FedEx Cup, winning in both 2007 and 2009.
Dustin Johnson sits in third place with $27,057,000, about half of which was earned last year with his maiden Cup win.
The only player under 30 with over $20 million in earnings is Justin Thomas, who is fourth all time. The 28-year old, who’s banked $22,145,000, has been the most prolific FedEx Cup performer of his generation.
Thomas is also the only player in the FedEx Cup era to finish inside the top 10 five straight seasons, four of which are top-5s: 1st (2017), 7th (2018), 3rd (2019), 2nd (2020), and 4th (2021). That adds up to a ton of money!
Finally, despite being one of the all time greats with six majors and 45 PGA Tour wins, Phil Mickelson has surprisingly underperformed in the tour’s annual money-grab.
In 15 seasons, Phil has not only never hoisted the Cup, he’s finished in the top 5 only three times.
Top-5: All-Time FedExCup Money Earners
1. Rory McIlory – $32,444,000
2. Tiger Woods – $28,594,000
3. Dustin Johnson – $27,057,000
4. Justin Thomas – $22,145,000
5. Patrick Cantlay – $16,081,000