Money Report: Matsuyama Eclipses $4M Mark

In last week’s Money Report we wrote: “The only player this week [Waste Management Phoenix Open] with a chance to leapfrog Thomas, with a win, would be the defending champion, [Hideki] Matsuyama.”

 
Well, that’s exactly what happened. And so with the win, the 24-year-old star from Japan is back atop the PGA Tour money list.

Heading into the week of the star-studded AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Matsuyama ($4.3M) is up by about a $500k on Justin Thomas – who missed the cut in Phonenix, and remains at $3.8M.

 
The winner at Pebble Beach takes home a check for nearly $1.3M, and with both Matsuyama and Thomas off this week, the top 2 are guaranteed to remain intact for next week’s report. Pat Perez, who withdrew and made nothing in Phoenix, remains at number 3 with $2.1M.

Matsuyama Clears $4M Mark

The win at Phoenix was the second (officially) of the season for Matsuyama and it gives him back the title of world’s hottest player – which was held by Justin Thomas for a few weeks.

 
The young Japanese is ranked #5 in the world and is knocking on the door of the top-3. The win gives Matsuyama more than $4 million in earnings this season, and it’s barley February.

To put that into perspective, last season, only 12 players topped the $4 million mark by playing an average of 22.5 events. Matsuyama has done this in just 6 events.

14 Players Over $1M

Last week we had 13 players inside the $1M club. This week, we can add another. Canadian Adam Hadwin, added a third top-15 finish to his early-season resume, and is now in 13th place at $1.07M.

 
Hadwin joins Charles Howell III, Gary Woodland, and Russell Knox as the four players (of 14) who have made over a million this season without a win. All the others have made their cake via a victory.

Money Leaders

RankPlayerEventsEarnings
1Hideki Matsuyama6$4,368,498
2Justin Thomas6$3,802,167
3Pat Perez7$2,126,275
4Brendan Steele7$1,743,127
5Jon Rahm6$1,531,345
6Mackenzie Hughes9$1,369,846
7Charles Howell III8$1,322,037
8Rod Pampling7$1,312,387
9Hudson Swafford7$1,251,805
10Daniel Berger6$1,159,711
11Cody Gribble8$1,152,195
12Gary Woodland6$1,102,837
13Adam Hadwin7$1,074,261
14Russell Knox6$1,038,334
15Webb Simpson7$962,994
16Jordan Spieth3$947,900
17Keegan Bradley8$910,259
18Justin Rose2$900,590
19Luke List9$887,278
20Scott Piercy8$876,212
21C.T. Pan9$818,413
22Chris Kirk8$807,614
23Brooks Koepka4$798,250
24Henrik Stenson1$787,000
25Brian Harman9$761,695
26Martin Laird6$735,322
27Bill Haas5$733,707
28Francesco Molinari4$732,363
29Chez Reavie7$716,214
30Lucas Glover7$713,438
31Patton Kizzire7$676,644
32Ryan Moore5$648,046
33Jamie Lovemark9$607,499
34Anirban Lahiri5$592,802
35Tony Finau8$588,411
36Paul Casey6$552,946
37J.J. Spaun9$548,493
38Derek Fathauer7$546,687
39Camilo Villegas7$538,478
40Louis Oosthuizen3$536,914
41Michael Kim8$534,679
42Rickie Fowler3$530,133
43Marc Leishman5$519,413
44Sean O'Hair5$515,365
45Emiliano Grillo7$514,936
46Billy Horschel6$494,990
47Kyle Stanley7$492,959
48Russell Henley7$475,390
48Patrick Rodgers8$475,390
50Ollie Schniederjans8$463,016
51Jim Herman7$445,733
52Stewart Cink7$434,726
53Phil Mickelson4$426,143
54Kevin Na7$425,128
55Harris English7$421,807
56Blayne Barber7$409,514
57Kevin Kisner5$403,027
58Patrick Reed5$400,290
59James Hahn7$400,173
60Kevin Streelman8$397,726
61Greg Owen4$397,700
62Cameron Smith8$395,064
63Chad Campbell9$393,756
64Jhonattan Vegas7$390,725
65John Huh9$379,280
66Rory McIlroy1$372,000
67Bud Cauley8$368,587
68Ryan Blaum8$353,650
69Zach Johnson4$344,175
70Graham DeLaet6$332,888
71Geoff Ogilvy6$332,017
72Byeong-Hun An4$330,986
73Whee Kim6$330,220
74Tyrone Van Aswegen9$323,419
75Brandt Snedeker4$305,753
76Johnson Wagner7$303,008
77Richy Werenski8$286,996
78William McGirt6$278,043
79Dustin Johnson3$277,000
80Michael Thompson7$272,871
81Branden Grace4$272,840
82Sergio Garcia2$271,500
83Matt Kuchar4$268,900
84Adam Scott2$268,500
85Grayson Murray6$266,356
86Dominic Bozzelli7$264,714
87Troy Merritt8$258,768
88Si Woo Kim7$257,750
89Robert Streb7$254,216
90Billy Hurley III6$248,315
91Ryo Ishikawa6$248,173
92Vaughn Taylor7$247,415
93Brian Stuard10$247,311
94John Peterson6$246,728
95Aaron Baddeley7$243,262
96Rafa Cabrera Bello2$243,000
97Sung Kang9$242,375
98Jason Kokrak7$231,059
99Robert Garrigus7$222,759
100Jimmy Walker5$214,458
101Xander Schauffele8$212,576
102Nick Taylor9$208,923
103Shane Lowry3$206,517
104Shawn Stefani6$196,864
105Jim Furyk2$194,250
106Scott Stallings7$191,800
107Ryan Brehm8$180,994
108Brian Gay6$179,520
109Seung-yul Noh9$179,249
110Hiroshi Iwata4$179,133
111Seamus Power8$175,323
112Zac Blair9$169,822
113Ben Crane8$169,222
114Roberto Castro6$165,579
115Rory Sabbatini6$165,371
116Charley Hoffman7$162,921
117Fabian Gomez7$155,311
118Martin Flores7$153,786
119Harold Varner III8$152,252
120J.B. Holmes3$151,978
121Tim Wilkinson6$150,149
122Jason Day2$147,000
123Daniel Summerhays6$145,214
124Kelly Kraft7$144,660
125Trey Mullinax8$143,842
126Jon Curran9$128,092
127Ian Poulter4$127,333
128Cameron Tringale8$126,841
129Jason Dufner3$125,502
130Matt Jones4$123,716
131Brett Stegmaier8$121,304
132Brandon Hagy7$120,342
133Bubba Watson3$119,250
134Steven Alker8$115,966
135J.T. Poston8$114,404
136Chris Stroud3$113,470
137Alex Cejka6$107,264
138Ben Martin7$105,801
139Kevin Chappell5$100,226
140Miguel Angel Carballo8$100,092
141Jonas Blixt8$99,799
142Jason Bohn8$99,780
143Peter Malnati9$98,506
144Cameron Percy5$97,453
145Andres Romero2$96,468
146Andres Gonzales8$95,293
147Kyle Reifers9$91,216
148John Senden6$91,144
149Greg Chalmers8$88,704
150Wesley Bryan8$85,490
151Kevin Tway8$80,984
152Jonathan Byrd3$79,830
153Nicholas Lindheim8$79,823
154Scott Brown6$79,384
155Brian Campbell6$78,788
156Ken Duke7$73,951
157Charl Schwartzel1$72,000
158Tag Ridings6$71,765
159Morgan Hoffmann8$70,216
160Andrew Johnston3$68,534
161Ryan Armour5$67,203
162Bryce Molder8$64,746
163Soren Kjeldsen4$62,000
164Bryson DeChambeau7$59,936
165Graeme McDowell2$59,675
166Will MacKenzie7$58,852
167Steve Marino7$58,684
168David Lingmerth5$58,219
169Spencer Levin10$57,170
170Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano8$56,133
171J.J. Henry8$54,733
172Brad Fritsch5$51,586
173Vijay Singh4$50,303
174Danny Lee7$50,278
175Mark Hubbard8$47,950
176Mark Wilson5$47,390
177Smylie Kaufman6$44,676
178Steve Wheatcroft3$42,958
179Danny Willett1$42,750
180Brendon de Jonge3$40,833
181Y.E. Yang1$39,100
182Brett Drewitt5$35,756
183Julian Etulain7$35,296
184Sebastian Munoz4$34,838
185Boo Weekley9$30,674
186Carl Pettersson8$30,390
187Ricky Barnes8$29,190
188D.A. Points5$28,143
189Hunter Mahan7$27,805
190Ernie Els4$27,308
191David Hearn7$27,006
192Dicky Pride1$26,705
193Luke Donald3$25,833
194Chad Collins7$24,188
195Jonathan Randolph6$23,744
196Nick Watney4$23,516
197Steve Stricker1$23,450
198Davis Love III2$23,100
199Bob Estes4$19,845
200Jerry Kelly4$19,830
200Michael Putnam1$19,830
202Mark Anderson5$16,536
203Tyler Aldridge3$16,253
203Chesson Hadley2$16,253
205Charlie Beljan2$13,869
206Colt Knost5$13,580
207Michael Bradley1$13,514
207John Merrick2$13,514
207Zack Sucher7$13,514
210K.J. Choi6$13,300
211Sam Saunders3$13,200
212Steven Bowditch7$12,586
213Fred Funk1$11,280
214Angel Cabrera3$9,984
214Bill Lunde1$9,984
214George McNeill2$9,984
214Tim Petrovic1$9,984
214David Toms3$9,984
219Eric Axley2$9,198
219Charlie Wi1$9,198
219Bobby Wyatt6$9,198
222Tommy Gainey3$8,736
222John Rollins1$8,736
224Robert Allenby1$8,526
225Stuart Appleby4$8,064
226Craig Barlow1$7,896

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