Final Stretch: The 2021 PGA Tour Money Title Race

Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa
Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa watch Morikawa's putt on the second green during the third round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course on June 19, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

With just three PGA Tour events remaining before the Tour Championship, we thought we’d look at how the race for the 2021 season’s money list champ is shaking out.

Aided by two big wins (WGC-Workday, British Open), Collin Morikawa is the current top money maker with a little over $7 million in earnings. With no one inside the top-10 teeing it up this week in Greensboro, coupled with the TOUR Championship not counting towards official money, the opening two legs of the playoffs (The Northern Trust and BMW Championship) will ultimately determine the money list champion.

With the winner of each of the two playoff events earning $1.7 million, anyone within that number of Morikawa has a legitimate chance to win the title.

Now, if Morikawa claims one of the playoff trophies, he’d clinch his first money title.

Here are the nine players, including Morikawa, who are most likely to win the 2021 Money List title (all within $1.7 million):

PGA Tour Money Race

1. Collin Morikawa ($7,039,768)
2. Jon Rahm ($6,401,464) (-241k)
3. Jordan Spieth ($6,401,464) (-638k)
4. Bryson DeChambeau ($6,351,490) (-688k)
5. Louis Oosthuizen ($6,268,679) (-731k)
6. Harris English ($6,078,406) (-961k)
7. Justin Thomas ($6,042,362) (-997k)
8. Patrick Cantlay ($5,725,030) (-1,315k)
9. Abraham Ancer ($5,539,925) (-1,500k)

Recent PGA Tour Money Champions

2020 – Justin Thomas ($7,344,040)
2019 – Brooks Koepka ($9,684,006)
2018 – Justin Thomas ($8,694,821)
2017 – Justin Thomas ($9,921,560)
2016 – Dustin Johnson ($9,365,185)
2015 – Jordan Spieth ($12,030,465)
2014 – Rory McIlroy ($8,280,095)
2013 – Tiger Woods ($8,553,439)

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