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Scheffler Wins Again, Collects Record $3.6 Million at 2024 Travelers Championship

Scheffler Wins Again, Collects Record $3.6 Million at 2024 Travelers Championship

(Cromwell, Connecticut) - Scottie Scheffler won the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on Sunday, adding yet another triumph to his stellar 2024 campaign. With the victory, Scheffler took home the tournament's record $20 million purse, which included a $3.6 million first place reward.


Scheffler achieved a historic feat by becoming the third golfer in PGA Tour history to win six times in a single season. The world number one has already made about $27.6 million in 2024, shattering his own record for the highest single-season revenues from the year before.


Scottie Scheffler after winning the 2024 Travelers Championship. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images


This Travelers Championship was the eighth of eight signature events on the PGA Tour schedule this season that carried elevated $20 million purses. Many of these tournaments have also adopted a no-cut format to attract star players. Scheffler has won four of these biggest events so far, taking home over $16 million in first place prizes.


Scheffler wasn't the only winner of these $20 million events; Wyndham Clark won the Pebble Beach Pro Am, Chris Kirk won The Sentry, Hideki Matsuyama won the Genesis Invitational, and Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy had been scheduled to defend his title this week but withdrew to rest after his heartbreaking U.S. Open playoff loss.


Beyond Scheffler at the top, the full prize money payouts from Travelers Championship were as follows: Second place earned $2.16 million, third place took home $1.36 million, and prizes went all the way down to $38,000 for 71st place. This was one of the most lucrative purses on the PGA Tour schedule this season thanks to elevated sponsorship from Travelers Insurance.


With over two months remaining, Scheffler will look to continue adding to his unprecedented totals as he chases the single season money record set by Tiger Woods in 2009. 


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How does Scottie Scheffler's earnings compare to other top golfers this season


Scottie Scheffler has totally blown away the competition in PGA Tour earnings this season. His take of $27.6 million is over double the next highest winner, Xander Schauffele, who made $12.6 million.


Even Rory McIlroy, who finished third on the money list, didn't come close with only $10 million in earnings. That's less than 40% of Scheffler's total haul.


It gets even more insane - the combined earnings of guys like Chris Kirk, Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa and Sahith Theegala, who placed fourth through seventh, still weren't enough to match Scheffler. Their group total was under his by almost $2 million.


No wonder, with the incredible season Scheffler put together - 6 wins, 13 top 10s and 14 top 25s in only 15 starts. He's the first player to win 6 times before July 1 since Tiger Woods back in 2009.


At over $70 million in career earnings now, Scheffler has cracked the all-time top 10 on the money list and could break the top 5 by year's end.


Even Scheffler's caddie Ted Scott has benefited big time, estimated to have earned around $2.7 million himself. That kind of payday would make him a top 50 earner out of everyone on the PGA Tour this season!


How does Scottie Scheffler's performance this season compared to Tiger Woods' best years


Wins: While Scheffler has matched Woods' 6 wins before July 1 in 2009, Woods blew that away with an unprecedented 9 wins at the same point in 2000.


Earnings: Scheffler's $27.7M shatters records, but Woods earned over $9M more in 2000 dollars when adjusting for inflation ($36.6M).


Statistics: Woods led the Tour by an even wider margin than Scheffler in strokes gained (+3.98 vs +3.11) and scoring average (67.8 vs 68.6) in 2000.


Driving/GIR: Woods also had marginally better percentages than Scheffler's already excellent 2024 stats off the tee and in approach play.







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