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Tiger Woods becomes first golfer to win $100 million

September 04, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Tiger Woods lines up a putt during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Tiger Woods lines up a putt during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. (Jim Rogash / Getty Images )

Tiger Woods can add another item to his long list of accomplishments: He is the first person to win $100 million on the PGA Tour.

Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700.

“The purse increase helps,” Woods said. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It's just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.”

Snead, the career leader with 82 PGA Tour victories, earned just $620,126 in a career that started in 1937. Woods has won 74 tournaments.

“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” he said. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that's for sure.”

Next on the money list is Phil Mickelson with $66,805,498.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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