Here’s everyone who has earned more than $1 million on the PGA Tour this season (and the number will amaze you)
Thanks to Brooks Koepka’s performance at Shinnecock Hills, Curtis Strange is no longer the answer to one of golf’s more wonky questions: Who was the last player to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles? Yet Strange will forever be the solution to another piece of golf trivia: Who was the first golfer to earn $1 million in a single season on the PGA Tour.
Thirty years ago this coming November, the World Golf Hall of Famer won the season-ending Nabisco Championship in a Monday playoff over Tom Kite at Pebble Beach, earning $360,000 and pushing his year-long haul to $1,147,644. “I guess the first one to do it is the one everybody will talk about,” Strange said at the time. “But a couple of years from now, four or five guys will be doing it. It’s kind of like Arnold Palmer becoming the first player to win $1 million in a career [in 1968]. Now there are 40 or 50 who’ve done it.”