Quick Bit: Scottie Scheffler entered the season as the No. 12 ranked golfer in the world. Now, he’s No. 1, he’s a major winner and he had the most profitable season in PGA Tour history.

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Scottie Scheffler established himself as a solid golfer during the 2021 PGA Tour season. It was just his second at the PGA Tour level, but he made 21 of 24 cuts and earned top-10 finishes at both the PGA Championship and The Open Championship.

Scheffler was certainly beginning to show promise and had risen to become the 12th-ranked player in the world entering the 2022 season. It was expected that he would be routinely in contention at PGA Tour events and he would have a chance to earn his first victory.

Suffice to say, Scheffler has exceeded even the loftiest projections for him entering the season.

Scheffler earned not only his first PGA Tour win but also his first major victory in 2022. He tacked on a couple more wins and managed to fly up the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) thanks to his top-shelf performance.

Now, Scheffler is the No. 1 player in the world and seems poised to remain in that spot for quite some time. He also broke a record for the most earnings in a single PGA Tour season by virtue of his T-2 finish at the 2022 U.S. Open.

How hot has Scheffler been in 2022? Here’s a rundown of the 26-year-old’s season to date and how he has taken home so much prize money.

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Scottie Scheffler 2022 results

Scheffler has posted one of the best seasons in recent PGA Tour history in 2022. He earned his first win in a playoff at the Phoenix Open back in February, and that kickstarted a red-hot streak that propelled him up to his current world No. 1 ranking.

Just a few weeks after winning the Phoenix Open, Scheffler logged his second victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A couple of weeks later, he beat Kevin Kisner in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play after finishing runner-up in the event last year. That gave him three wins for the year.

Just a couple of weeks later, Scheffler earned his biggest victory. He took home the green jacket at the Masters after shooting a sterling 10 under for the event.

So, over the course of two months, and six events played, Scheffler earned all four of his PGA Tour victories. He also put together a streak of 14 consecutive events without a missed cut, something that is extremely difficult to do on the PGA Tour.

Even more impressive is that Scheffler his finished in the top 25 or better in 15 of his 21 PGA Tour events. Below is a breakdown of his performance during the 2022 season:

Stat
Total
Wins
4
Runner-up finishes
3
Top-10 finishes
9
Top-25 finishes
15
Made cuts
18
Missed cuts
3

Scheffler has carded 10 under or better in 11 of his 21 PGA Tour appearances this season and has finished just three events over par. His best overall score was 19 under at the Byron Nelson in mid-May and his overall round-by-round scoring average of 69.194 ranks third-best on tour.

There’s no doubt that Scheffler has put up some impressive numbers this season that have included a lot of firsts. Still, nothing is quite as impressive as the prize money he has taken home during the 2022 PGA Tour season.

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Most PGA Tour prize money in a single year

Scheffler pocketed more than $1.5 million in prize money after finishing T-2 at the U.S. Open. That prize money put him at just under $13 million in earnings on the season which broke the PGA Tour’s record for prize money previously held by Jordan Spieth ($12,030,465 in 2015).

Scheffler became one of just four players in PGA Tour history to earn $10 million-plus in a single season. Tiger Woods is the only golfer to ever do it more than once, having achieved the feat three times.

Below is the top 10 players in single-season earnings on the PGA Tour.

Rank
Golfer
Year
Earnings
1
Scottie Scheffler
2022
$13,056,624
2
Jordan Spieth
2015
$12,030,465
3
Vijay Singh
2004
$10,905,166
4
Tiger Woods
2007
$10,867,052
5
Tiger Woods
2005
$10,628,024
6
Tiger Woods
2009
$10,508,163
7
Tiger Woods
2006
$9,941,563
8
Justin Thomas
2017
$9,921,560
9
Brooks Koepka
2019
$9,684,006
10
Jordan Spieth
2017
$9,433,033

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Scottie Scheffler’s earnings 2022

Entering The Open, Scheffler has surpassed the $13 million mark. Officially, he has made a tour-record $13,056,624 ahead of the final major of 2022.

Here’s an event-by-event breakdown of how he has been able to do that.

Event
Finish
Prize money
Shriners Children’s Open
MC

THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT
T38
$37,635
World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
4
$352,800
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
T2
$667,500
The RSM Classic
T57
$16,416
Hero World Challenge*
2

The American Express
T25
$55,955
Farmers Insurance Open
T20
$95,508
WM Phoenix Open
1
$1,476,000
The Genesis Invitational
T7
$390,000
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
1
$2,160,000
THE PLAYERS Championship
T55
$46,200
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
1
$2,100,000
Masters Tournament
1
$2,700,000
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
T18

AT&T Byron Nelson
T15
$161,525
PGA Championship
MC

Charles Schwab Challenge
2
$915,600
RBC Canadian Open
T18
$123,975
U.S. Open
T2
$1,557,687
Travelers Championship
T13
$159,775
Genesis Scottish Open
MC

* Unofficial event.

Scheffler will have a chance to build on that massive number. The winner of The Open in 2022 will take home about $2.5 million in prize money this year. If Scheffler can win it, he will make his record that much harder to surpass.

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Scottie Scheffler career earnings

Scheffler has made more than $20 million during his golfing career, according to the PGA Tour’s official website. Specifically, he has made $20,560,602, most of which has come this season.

Here’s how much Scheffler has earned in each of his seasons on the PGA Tour, per Spotrac.com.

Year
Earnings
2022
$13,056,624
2021
$4,505,589
2020
$2,833,438
2019
$139,871
2018
$25,080

Incredibly, Scheffler already has won the 86th-most money in PGA Tour history by virtue of his massive 2022 season. He ranks just ahead of Jason Kokrak ($20,386,410) and just behind Nick Price ($20,576,104) in that category. He should move ahead of Price during The Open.

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Scottie Scheffler net worth

Estimates of Scheffler’s net worth vary across the Internet. Golf Monthly estimated Scheffler’s net worth at $4 million but Southampton Golf Club has it estimated at $15 million.

Considering that Scheffler is now a major winner, his net worth is probably on the higher side at this point. He should be signed to more lucrative endorsement deals as he remains perched atop the World Golf Rankings.

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