Ram, this year already 19.4 billion won yum yum… Set a new record for most money earned in a season in April
Tony Finau (USA) won the PGA Tour Mexico Open, which ended at Vidanta Vallarta (par 71) in Vallarta, Mexico on the 1st, with a final total of 24 under par and 260 strokes. Yon Rahm (Spain), who was three strokes behind Finau, took second place alone. Last year in this competition, Ram won the championship and Finau won the runner-up, but this year the seats were swapped.
Despite the runner-up, Lam decorated a new page in PGA Tour history that day. His runner-up prize money of 839,300 dollars (approximately 1.1255 billion won) was added, breaking the record for the most prize money in a single season. Ram increased the prize money for the season to $14,462,840 (approximately 19.4 billion won), and set a new record for the most money in one season (14,046,910 dollars, approximately 18.8 billion won) set by Scotty Scheffler (USA) last year. Players who won more than $10 million in prize money in a single season on the PGA Tour are Lam and Schaeffler, Tiger Woods (USA, 2005, 2007, 2009), Vijay Singh (Fiji, 2004), Jordan Spieth (USA, 2015) etc. only 5 people
The reason Lam was able to set the record for the most money in the season before the end of April local time was because he benefited from a significant increase in prize money, as well as good results. Rahm picked up his first win of the season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, followed by back-to-back victories at the American Express and Genesis Invitational. He reached the top of the Masters, the first major tournament of the season held early last month, and won the trophy four times this year alone. He is also firmly holding on to the world No. 1 ranking.
The PGA Tour created several special tournaments with a total prize money of more than 20 million dollars (approximately 26.8 billion won) this season to compete against LIV Golf, which was founded with Saudi Arabian capital last year. Excluding the Sentry Tournament of Champions (winning prize money of 2.7 million dollars, about 3.6 billion won), the prize money for winning the other special tournaments is 3.6 million dollars (about 4.8 billion won). The Genesis Invitational, which Ram won, was also a special event. Ram earned 3.24 million dollars (approximately 4.3 billion won) in prize money by winning the Masters.
Now, attention is focused on whether Ram can break the era of 20 million dollars in accumulated prize money in one season. Ram decided to skip the Wells Fargo Championship, a special tournament to be held from the 4th, but he plans to compete in around 10 tournaments for the rest of the season. Including the FedEx Cup Playoffs, there are 5 special competitions left and 3 more major competitions. Even if you win only 2 of these, you will exceed 20 million dollars. Ram’s career prize money is also on the verge of breaking the $50 million mark with $49,486,883 (about 66.4 billion won). Woods, who earned the highest career prize money, earned $120,954,766 (approximately 162.2 billion won) 토토사이트.