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Woods first golfer to surpass $100m in earnings

Tiger Woods reacts after finishing the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday in Norton, Massachusetts. (AFP)

Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour.

Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead, who collected $620,126 in a career that began in 1937.

Prize money shot up on the PGA Tour after Woods turned pro - a period also marked by a huge increase in television revenues.

"It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some Majors early," said Woods, who shot a closing 66 and finished two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. "I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that's for sure."

McIlroy earned $1.4 million for his fifth career PGA Tour victory in a Monday finish at the TPC Boston.

Woods, who has a net worth of about $600 million, remains in contention for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus for winning the PGA Tour playoffs.

Not included in Woods' career earnings is the millions he has received for endorsing retail products throughout his 16-year career.



 

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