Finishing outside the top 5 Palmetto Championship, but thanks to the income from the tournament, the world number one golfer Dustin Johnson entered the top 3 prize money in PGA Tour history.

Johnson returned to T10 at -8, receiving $ 177,025 when the Palmetto Championship closed the curtain on the morning of June 14, Hanoi time. In the last round, he was one stroke away from the top of the table after 13 holes but triple bogey on hole 16 made him lose the title race.

However, the prize money from the tournament still helped Johnson reach $71,605,482 after 287 appearances in the US golf arena, and ranked third in the list of the most prize money on the PGA Tour over time. Tiger Woods currently tops with $120.8 million, while Phil Mickelson is second with $94.6 million.

Johnson into the top 3 prize money after 14 years of playing professional golf.  Photo: AP

Johnson into the top 3 prize money after 14 years of playing professional golf. Image: AP

Previously, Jim Furyk closed the top 3, with $71,479,894 after 632 events. Johnson passed the $70 million mark thanks to $2.07 million from winning the major Masters in November 2020. At that time, he closed the top 5. Five months later, he took the fourth place of player Vijay Singh with $130,995 for T13 at RBC Heritage. From this tournament to the Palmetto Championship, the PGA Tour went through seven stages, but Johnson played twice, in which May returned to T48 in the Valspar Championship before being eliminated in the major PGA Championship. The American player born in 1984 has held the top of the world professional golf rankings (OWGR) since August of last year.

Johnson, won 24 PGA Tour championships, nine European Tour cups, including the major duo – US Open 2016 and Masters 2020. He first rose to number one OWGR in February 2017, so far accumulated 133 weeks in the position. this. Considering the top 3 times at the top of OWGR, Johnson closed the group, behind Greg Norman with 331 weeks and a record of 683 weeks belonged to Tiger Woods.

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