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Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Projected Earnings

Greg Vara

Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.

Below are our 2016-17 projected earnings rankings. This list includes:

Top 125 on PGA Tour Money List (M = made money list only)
Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List (P = made points list only)
Non-Rookie PGA Tour Card Winners from Web.com Tour (W)
Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125, i.e. Tiger Woods (E)
Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)
Rookies (R)
International Players (I)

Ranking is ordered by 2016-17 projected earnings.

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GOLFER2015-16 EVENTS2015-16 EARNINGS2016-17 PROJ. EARNINGS
1. Dustin Johnson 22 $9,365,185 $9,000,000
2. Jason Day 20 $8,045,112 $8,000,000
3. Rory McIlroy 18 $5,790,585 $8,000,000
4. Jordan Spieth 21 $5,538,470 $7,000,000
5. Adam Scott 20 $6,473,090 $6,000,000
6. Patrick Reed 28 $5,679,575 $5,500,000
7. Hideki Matsuyama 23 $4,193,954 $5,500,000
8. Kevin Chappell 27 $4,501,050 $5,000,000
9. Justin Thomas 28 $4,126,366 $5,000,000
10. Brandt Snedeker 27 $3,960,142 $4,500,000
11. Rickie Fowler 23 $2,713,563 $4,500,000
12. Brooks Koepka 21 $3,322,393 $4,250,000
13. Jimmy Walker 25 $4,148,546 $4,000,000
14. Phil Mickelson 22 $4,022,628 $4,000,000
15. Henrik Stenson 14 $3,397,373 $4,000,000
16. J.B. Holmes 22 $2,969,608 $4,000,000
17. Justin Rose 18 $2,085,365 $4,000,000
18. Matt Kuchar 26 $3,819,678 $3,750,000
19. Bubba Watson 19 $3,492,842 $3,750,000
20. Daniel Berger 26 $3,290,764 $3,750,000
21. Russell Knox 25 $4,885,906 $3,500,000
22. Paul Casey 22 $3,885,560 $3,500,000
23. Ryan Moore 23 $3,701,034 $3,500,000
24. Kevin Na 26 $3,441,291 $3,500,000
25. Kevin Kisner 27 $3,424,354 $3,500,000
26. Sergio Garcia 15 $3,242,156 $3,500,000
27. Scott Piercy 24 $2,905,349 $3,500,000
28. Bill Haas 24 $2,390,199 $3,250,000
29. Zach Johnson 24 $1,718,703 $3,250,000
30. Jim Furyk 14 $1,538,204 $3,250,000
31. Emiliano Grillo 25 $3,371,705 $3,000,000
32. Charl Schwartzel 19 $2,936,027 $3,000,000
33. Jason Dufner 28 $2,879,884 $3,000,000
34. Branden Grace 18 $2,878,868 $3,000,000
35. Gary Woodland 26 $2,392,044 $3,000,000
36. Harris English 27 $2,014,283 $3,000,000
37. Billy Horschel 20 $1,744,571 $3,000,000
38. Rafa Cabrera Bello - I 10 $1,609,350 $3,000,000
39. Jon Rahm - I 9 $1,004,035 $3,000,000
40. Roberto Castro 27 $2,520,574 $2,750,000
41. Louis Oosthuizen 17 $2,422,079 $2,750,000
42. Jamie Lovemark 27 $1,940,890 $2,750,000
43. Tony Finau 28 $1,814,790 $2,750,000
44. Chris Kirk 28 $1,762,335 $2,750,000
45. Byeong Hun An - I 14 $1,278,797 $2,750,000
46. William McGirt 28 $3,614,972 $2,500,000
47. Si Woo Kim 34 $3,086,369 $2,500,000
48. Graeme McDowell 21 $2,596,170 $2,500,000
49. James Hahn 26 $2,367,521 $2,500,000
50. Luke Donald 23 $1,634,515 $2,500,000
51. Webb Simpson 20 $1,450,355 $2,500,000
52. Charley Hoffman 26 $2,350,239 $2,250,000
53. Daniel Summerhays 28 $2,045,968 $2,250,000
54. Russell Henley 25 $1,228,347 $2,200,000
55. Smylie Kaufman 28 $2,508,174 $2,000,000
56. Fabian Gomez 26 $2,227,040 $2,000,000
57. Jason Kokrak 28 $1,934,250 $2,000,000
58. Jon Curran 30 $1,902,481 $2,000,000
59. Shane Lowry 17 $1,585,436 $2,000,000
60. Patton Kizzire 27 $1,468,624 $2,000,000
61. Danny Lee 28 $1,405,722 $2,000,000
62. Patrick Rodgers 28 $1,290,336 $2,000,000
63. Robert Streb 27 $1,003,363 $2,000,000
64. Soren Kjeldsen - I 12 $921,468 $2,000,000
65. David Lingmerth 24 $1,863,783 $1,900,000
66. Ryan Palmer 23 $1,794,141 $1,800,000
67. Ben Martin 28 $1,205,730 $1,800,000
68. Jhonattan Vegas 27 $2,478,980 $1,750,000
69. Charles Howell III 25 $1,974,962 $1,750,000
70. Danny Willett 9 $1,938,132 $1,750,000
71. Billy Hurley III 20 $1,770,400 $1,750,000
72. Sean O'Hair 26 $1,702,713 $1,750,000
73. Brian Stuard 20 $1,666,014 $1,750,000
74. Kevin Streelman 26 $1,601,177 $1,750,000
75. Brian Harman 31 $1,299,801 $1,750,000
76. Marc Leishman 25 $1,566,824 $1,700,000
77. Colt Knost 26 $1,594,587 $1,600,000
78. Brendan Steele 25 $1,589,266 $1,600,000
79. Kyle Reifers 34 $1,539,578 $1,600,000
80. Jonas Blixt 26 $1,115,322 $1,600,000
81. Graham DeLaet 21 $908,557 $1,600,000
82. Ian Poulter - E 13 $370,256 $1,600,000
83. Tiger Woods - E 0 N/A $1,500,000
84. Steve Stricker 15 $1,418,647 $1,500,000
85. Freddie Jacobson 26 $1,354,196 $1,500,000
86. Harold Varner III 28 $1,327,320 $1,500,000
87. Peter Malnati 32 $1,298,945 $1,500,000
88. Aaron Baddeley 28 $1,644,915 $1,400,000
89. Jason Bohn 21 $1,369,705 $1,400,000
90. Cameron Tringale 25 $1,064,066 $1,400,000
91. Nick Watney - E 5 $189,880 $1,400,000
92. Bryce Molder 26 $1,353,385 $1,300,000
93. K.J. Choi 22 $1,328,448 $1,300,000
94. Martin Laird 24 $1,224,680 $1,300,000
95. Jim Herman 29 $2,091,274 $1,250,000
96. Jerry Kelly 23 $1,328,657 $1,250,000
97. Scott Brown 27 $1,143,452 $1,250,000
98. Francesco Molinari 18 $1,083,155 $1,250,000
99. Keegan Bradley 26 $899,985 $1,250,000
100. Anirban Lahiri 21 $835,171 $1,250,000
101. Alex Cejka 22 $1,566,308 $1,200,000
102. David Hearn 29 $1,211,514 $1,200,000
103. Spencer Levin 32 $1,179,882 $1,200,000
104. Chez Reavie 27 $1,086,964 $1,200,000
105. Hudson Swafford 30 $1,027,314 $1,200,000
106. John Huh 28 $1,007,219 $1,200,000
107. Shawn Stefani - P 29 $698,102 $1,200,000
108. Johnson Wagner 26 $1,083,787 $1,100,000
109. Adam Hadwin 27 $1,067,809 $1,100,000
110. Robert Garrigus 21 $1,024,900 $1,100,000
111. Steve Marino - M 24 $768,200 $1,100,000
112. Ben Crane - P 27 $607,892 $1,100,000
113. Pat Perez - E 11 $47,840 $1,050,000
114. Vaughn Taylor 24 $1,640,750 $1,000,000
115. Vijay Singh 22 $1,210,104 $1,000,000
116. Chad Campbell 28 $1,168,073 $1,000,000
117. Ricky Barnes 29 $1,158,800 $1,000,000
118. Brett Stegmaier 29 $1,086,714 $1,000,000
119. Andrew Loupe 27 $1,075,276 $1,000,000
120. Boo Weekley 26 $991,660 $1,000,000
121. Sung Kang 29 $979,576 $1,000,000
122. Troy Merritt 26 $922,707 $1,000,000
123. Zac Blair 31 $903,459 $1,000,000
124. Derek Fathauer 30 $898,430 $1,000,000
125. Bud Cauley 14 $760,430 $1,000,000
126. Morgan Hoffmann - M 25 $717,890 $1,000,000
127. Will Wilcox - E 23 $676,841 $1,000,000
128. Tyrone Van Aswegen 31 $1,025,632 $900,000
129. John Senden 28 $989,841 $900,000
130. Lucas Glover 23 $948,927 $900,000
131. Blayne Barber 27 $768,585 $900,000
132. Kyle Stanley - P 28 $580,374 $900,000
133. Bobby Wyatt - R 6 $353,348 $850,000
134. Grayson Murray - R 0 N/A $800,000
135. Seamus Power - R 0 N/A $800,000
136. Luke List 27 $751,001 $800,000
137. Michael Kim - P 29 $664,539 $800,000
138. Seung-Yul Noh - P 28 $661,711 $800,000
139. Ollie Schniederjans - R 7 $68,586 $800,000
140. Richy Werenski - R 0 N/A $750,000
141. Cheng Tsung Pan - R 0 N/A $750,000
142. Ken Duke - M 20 $773,025 $750,000
143. Chad Collins - M 26 $734,548 $750,000
144. Cameron Smith - W 24 $477,843 $750,000
145. Wesley Bryan - R 4 $178,729 $750,000
146. David Toms 19 $774,522 $700,000
147. Retief Goosen - M 16 $745,735 $700,000
148. Scott Stallings - W 27 $697,434 $700,000
149. Mark Hubbard - P 30 $642,942 $700,000
150. Trey Mullinax - R 2 $49,635 $700,000
151. J.T. Poston - R 0 N/A $650,000
152. Steven Bowditch - E 26 $458,891 $650,000
153. John Peterson - E 3 $13,020 $650,000
154. Lee Westwood - E 7 $1,138,810 $600,000
155. Bryson DeChambeau - R 13 $656,621 $600,000
156. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano - W 2 $65,600 $600,000
157. J.J. Spaun - R 1 $0 $600,000
158. Max Homa - W 0 N/A $550,000
159. Andres Gonzales - W 28 $579,667 $550,000
160. Geoff Ogilvy - E 22 $397,595 $550,000
161. Will MacKenzie - W 26 $416,033 $525,000
162. Padraig Harrington - E 16 $654,929 $500,000
163. Nick Taylor - E 26 $628,756 $500,000
164. Michael Thompson - W 23 $521,983 $500,000
165. Jeff Overton - E 25 $410,246 $500,000
166. Andrew Johnston - R 4 $270,262 $500,000
167. Miguel Angel Carballo - W 18 $240,509 $500,000
168. Hunter Mahan - E 22 $230,694 $500,000
169. Mackenzie Hughes - R 1 $0 $500,000
170. Tim Wilkinson - W 22 $708,623 $450,000
171. Greg Chalmers - E 12 $695,188 $450,000
172. Rory Sabbatini - W 20 $150,236 $450,000
173. Ryan Brehm - R 0 N/A $400,000
174. Ernie Els - E 21 $559,024 $400,000
175. Sam Saunders - C 24 $510,079 $400,000
176. Rod Pampling - W 18 $142,433 $400,000
177. Ryan Blaum - R 1 $42,160 $400,000
178. Brandon Hagy - R 2 $33,226 $400,000
179. Xander Schauffele - R 2 $0 $400,000
180. Steven Alker - W 1 $0 $400,000
181. Stuart Appleby - C 23 $500,214 $350,000
182. D.A. Points - W 18 $305,250 $350,000
183. Tim Clark - E 7 $110,361 $350,000
184. Martin Flores - W 2 $101,576 $350,000
185. Dominic Bozzelli - R 0 N/A $300,000
186. Julian Etulain - R 0 N/A $300,000
187. Matt Jones - C 27 $712,723 $300,000
188. Whee Kim - W 27 $682,662 $300,000
189. Steve Wheatcroft - C 26 $601,164 $300,000
190. Chris Stroud - C 27 $599,176 $300,000
191. Tom Hoge - C 26 $561,559 $300,000
192. Bronson Burgoon - C 27 $557,020 $300,000
193. Tyler Aldridge - C 28 $517,738 $300,000
194. Greg Owen - C 29 $484,955 $300,000
195. Kelly Kraft - W 20 $403,437 $300,000
196. Brian Gay - E 13 $280,619 $300,000
197. Matt Every - E 17 $158,453 $300,000
198. Tag Ridings - W 0 N/A $250,000
199. Cameron Percy - W 15 $313,456 $250,000
200. J.J. Henry - E 24 $280,674 $250,000
201. Ryan Armour - W 1 $32,455 $250,000
202. Nicholas Lindheim - R 0 N/A $200,000
203. Brian Campbell - R 0 N/A $200,000
204. Davis Love III - E 15 $222,422 $200,000
205. Brad Fritsch - W 1 $0 $200,000
206. Mark Anderson - W 1 $0 $200,000
207. Hiroshi Iwata - C 29 $634,862 $150,000
208. Jonathan Randolph - W 1 $0 $150,000
209. Zack Sucher - R 0 N/A $130,000
210. Kevin Stadler - E 0 N/A $100,000
211. Sebastian Munoz - R 0 N/A $100,000
212. Rick Lamb - R 0 N/A $100,000
213. Joel Dahmen - R 0 N/A $100,000
214. Brett Drewitt - R 0 N/A $100,000
215. Carl Pettersson - E 22 $66,986 $100,000
216. Bo Van Pelt - E 5 $15,392 $100,000
217. Charlie Beljan - E 13 $11,160 $100,000
218. Kevin Tway - W 1 $0 $100,000
219. Cody Gribble - R 0 N/A $50,000

RotoWire golf writers Len Hochberg and Jeremy Schilling contributed to this report.
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