Date: April 26, 2017
Author: Mark Hayes

Ogilvy breaks $US30m barrier

A tie for 27th at the weekend’s Texas Open would, by any normal measure, seem a non-descript result for Geoff Ogilvy.

But the veteran Victorian’s cheque upped his earnings on this year’s US PGA Tour to $US536,046 – and up over the $US30million career total.

Ogilvy, 39, became the 26th player to reach that total and the third Australian behind Adam Scott and Jason Day to achieve the milestone.

The 2006 US Open champion and winner of three World Golf Championship events is playing this season on a top-50 career money exemption, but has rediscovered some of the form that had him as high as world No.4 at several points and is now sitting comfortably at 87th on the FedEx Cup rankings.

Remarkably, though, as prizemoney continues to trend north on the US PGA Tour, he is now one of 10 players ranked above Greg Norman among Australians on the career money list.

Norman has slipped to 110th with career earnings of $US14,484,458.

For comparison of the acceleration of prizemoney, Jack Nicklaus, he of 18 majors among his 73 home Tour wins, is now 260th on the list with $US5,734,031.

Before you look any further down this page, try to guess the Aussies who are above Norman on the list.

For the record, as you’d expect, Tiger Woods is well clear on top at $US110,061,012, ahead of Phil Mickelson $82,583,737 and Vijay Singh $70,588,992.

Scott is the top Aussie at seventh with $46,045,007, while Day is, interestingly, a spot ahead of Rory McIlroy in 17th at $35,723,542.

Here’s the other Aussies ahead of Norman (all $US):

29          Stuart Appleby                 $29,421,407

35          Robert Allenby                 $27,433,066

55          John Senden                   $21,383,767

65          Aaron Baddeley               $19,698,655

92          Marc Leishman                $15,802,826

95          Rod Pampling                  $15,580,190

96          Steve Elkington                $15,505,418