PGA Career Tour Money Earned

PHIL MICKELSON -- $92,107,252 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Phil Mickelson will go down as one of the all-time PGA Tour greats. He leads former Sun Devils in career earnings at just over $92 million. Mickelson, 50, turned pro in 1992 and has 44 PGA tour victories and 51 overall professional wins. Mickelson has 196 top-10 finishes, including 37 runner-ups, many of which were in tournaments that Tiger Woods won. Mickelson remains the greatest golf that ASU has seen. He won individual national titles in 1989, 1990, and 1992, joining Ben Crenshaw as the second person to do that in NCAA history. Mickelson also was one of four players in NCAA history to make first-team All-American all four years, as he won a school record of 16 tournaments. Mickelson remains a role model not only in ASU golf, but for all golfers with collegiate and professional dreams. Mickelson's 2020 campaign -- which included his first season on the Champions Tour, where he won the first tournament that he played -- included at tie for second at the WGC – FedEx St. Jude Invitational, third at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and T-24 at the Travelers Championship. 


PAUL CASEY -- $31,750,123 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Paul Casey is a PGA tour veteran that is still in his prime in his early 40s. Casey, 43, turned pro in 2000 and has three PGA wins in his career and 19 total professional wins, collecting nearly $32 million in earnings. Casey has also put together an additional 61 top-10 finishes in his solid career. The ASU Alum was nothing short of phenomenal during his ASU career in the late 1990s. Casey was a second-team All-American twice and a first-team All-American in his final year. He led the Sun Devils to three straight Pac-10 titles in his only three seasons, won the English Amateur in 1999 and 2000, and his 69.87 scoring average his final season broke Phil Mickelson’s record for the best scoring average in ASU history. 


PAT PEREZ -- $26,557,345 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Pat Perez has had a long career bringing in nearly $26.6 million in his career that began in 1997. Perez has three PGA victories in and four total professional wins. He has also collected more than 60 top-10 finishes. Perez put together a solid 2020 campaign, with over $1 million in earnings and two top-10 finishes. While at ASU, Perez helped lead the Sun Devils to the 1996 NCAA title in Tennessee.


JON RAHM -- $22,069,889 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

As Jon Rahm continues into his fifth year on the PGA Tour, he continues to excel. Rahm finished second in the 2019-20 FedEx cup rankings. Rahm has earned nearly $6 million with seven top-10 finishes, including wins at the Memorial and BMW Championship as well as runner-up at the Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm has already collected over $22 million in prize money in his young career. The ASU alum has five victories on the PGA Tour and 12 professional wins in total. Rahm was nothing short of amazing at ASU before he turned pro.  During his college career, he won 11 collegiate tournaments, had the third lowest NCAA season stroke average ever during his junior year, won the Ben Hogan award twice and was a two-time first team All-American.


BILLY MAYFAIR -- $20,303,642

Billy Mayfair had an illustrious career on the PGA Tour. After turning pro in 1988, he collected five career victories and totaled over $20 million in career earnings. Mayfair now competes on the Champions Tour and has earned six figures in eight events in the 2020 shortened season. At ASU, Mayfair was the first golfer to win both U.S. Public Links and U.S. Amateur. He was a four-time All-American and the NCAA and Golf Coaches Association of America's Player of the Year in 1987. He was the winner of the Haskins Award that same year and he placed in the top 10 in 12 tournaments, and secured the U.S. Amateur Title and the Pac-Northwest and Pac-Coast Tournaments in 1987-88.


CHEZ REAVIE -- $16,233,567 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Chez Reavie is a PGA tour veteran that remains under many people’s radars. The Dobson High School graduate and local product turned pro in 2004 and has two career PGA Tour victories and 25 top-10 finishes in his career. He put together a solid 2020 campaign, finishing tied for 17th at the Workday Charity Open, tied for tenth at the Genesis Invitational, and tied for sixth at the WGC-St. Jude Invitational. He finished 89th in the FedEx Cup standings and earned just over $1.1 million in 2020 and has earned over $16 million in his career. The ASU alum was successful from a young age. Playing in his first USGA event at the age of 19, Reavie earned a trip to the 2002 Masters with his 2001 Public Links title by beating Danny Green in the 36-hole championship match at the 7,005-yard, par-71 Pecan Valley Golf Club in San Antonio on July 14 with a two-foot par putt on the 38th hole. Reavie was an honorable mention All-American in 2001 and 2003 and a second-team All-American in 2004. His freshman year, he tied for fourth at the 2001 NCAA Individual Championship in Durham, N.C. Reavie’s performance was the second best by a Sun Devil freshman in school history.


MATT JONES -- $12,919,263 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Matt Jones has had a solid pro career. He has one win on the PGA tour with two additional victories internationally but has brought in nearly $13 million in his career that began in 2001. Jones finished 95th  in the 2020 FedEx Cup standings, after collecting $996,000, including a tie for fifth at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a T-10 finish at Greenbrier, and T-14 finish at the Workday Charity Open. At ASU, Jones was a third-team All-American in 2000 and a first-team All-American in 2001. Jones was a part of two ASU teams that took Pac-10 titles.


DAN FORSMAN -- $8,687,983

Dan Forsman was a solid player on the PGA and Champions Tours. Forsman earned about $8.7 million in his career that began in 1982. Forsman has posted three wins on the Champions Tour and five wins on the PGA Tour. While at ASU, he followed a season in which he was a first-team All-Pac-10 and third-team All-American selection in 1980 by becoming the Pac-10 Co-Player of the year in 1981. He was named to the first-team Pac-10 Conference and second-team All-American squads and earned conference medalist honors in his final season. He was inducted into ASU's Hall of Fame in 1992.


JIM CARTER -- $4,766,778

ASU's first NCAA champion Jim Carter collected nearly $4.8 million in earnings and earned one PGA Tour win. A 1995 ASU Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Carter became ASU's first NCAA men's golf champion in 1983. During that year he also captured medalist honors at the Southwest Amateur and was a first-team All-American. In 1984, he earned All-America honors again and also was medalist at the Arizona Intercollegiate and the Sun Devil-Phoenix Thunderbird Invitational.


TOM PURTZER -- $4,192,268

Tom Purtzer had a solid career on the PGA Tour and an even better one on the Champions Tour. Purtzer turned pro in 1973 and won five PGA Tour tournaments, four Champions Tour tournaments and an international tournament as well. He collected $4.2 million in earnings on the PGA Tour during a time where golfers got paid a lot less than they do now, and he proceeded to earn nearly $8.1 million on the Champions Tour. Purtzer also totaled a whopping 70 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour compared to another 59 top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour. Purtzer, who earned his PGA membership in 1975, won the 1971 and 1973 Arizona Collegiate. A member of Arizona State’s golf teams from 1970-73, he was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 1989 and was a second-team All-American in 1973. Purtzer still lives in Scottsdale, AZ and started Purtzer Performance Golf School & Academy in Phoenix.


BOB GILDER -- $3,032.108

Gilder turned pro in 1973 and won six PGA Tour tournaments in addition to a whopping ten Champions Tour tournaments. Gilder collected just over $3 million on the PGA Tour but collected a whopping $11.5 million in earnings on the Champions Tour. He totaled 67 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour as well as an additional 67 top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour. The Western Athletic Conference champion in 1973, Gilder was selected three times to the All-WAC teams, back before ASU joined the Pac-10, and once to the All-America squad.


GRAYSON MURRAY -- $2,895,018 ENTERING 2020-21 PGA TOUR SEASON

Grayson Murray turned pro in 2015 and won the 2017 Barbasol Championship along with five top-10 finishes in his career. Murray has collected about $2.9 million in his five-year career. He had a great season in 2017 when he won the Barbasol, tied for eighth at the Sanderson Farms Championship, tied for 11th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and finished 66th in the FedEx Cup rankings and collecting $1.47 million. Murray transferred to ASU from Wake Forest in 2014, where he shot his season-low 71 in his first tournament as a Sun Devil. Murray left the Sun Devils to go pro after one season.


HOWARD TWITTY -- $2,713,551 

Howard Twitty saw success on the PGA Tour as he won three PGA Tour tournaments along with 53 top-10 finishes and collected $2.7 milliion .Twitty last appeared on the Champions Tour in 2007. At ASU, Twitty was an All-American first team in 1970 and 1972, and second team in 1971. He was a runner-up in the 1972 NCAA Championship Tournament. He was rated the number three amateur in the country in 1970. He was All-Western Athletic Conference for three years. Twitty was the Porter Cup Champion in 1970, and finished second in the Tucson Open in 1976 as well. He was the winner of the Thailand Open in 1975. Twitty joined the Sun Devil Men’s Golf staff as a volunteer assistant in 2018 and brings more than 35 years of PGA Tour experience to the program.


JOEY SNYDER III -- $1,267,815

Joey Snyder, a member of the 1996 Sun Devil NCAA title team, turned pro in 1996 and made $1.26 million in his 18-year career with four top-10 finishes. He last appeared on tour in the 2014 Waste Management Open, and the final cut he made was at the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2013, where he tied for 63rd place.  At ASU, Snyder was a two-time third-team All-American and he also won the 1996 Porter Cup.


JIN PARK -- $769,840

Jin Park earned $382,000 on the PGA Tour and was a key part of three Pac-10 Championships.


ALEJANDRO CANIZARES -- $477,403

Alejandro Canizares saw some success internationally after turning pro after a historical collegiate career with the Sun Devils. Canizares has two wins internationally, with a total collection of $477,000 in prize earnings. He has not appeared on the PGA Tour since 2012. He became the sixth freshman to win the NCAA Individual Golf Championship in June of 2003 with a 1-under 298 at the Karsten Creek Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. By the end of his Sun Devil career, Canizares had earned back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Year honors and four All-American selections, the fourth Sun Devil to earn four All-American honors. He also earned the Arnold Palmer Award in 2003.


CHAN KIM -- $215,868

Chan Kim doesn't play in the United States much, as his PGA Tour career is second on his to-do list for. Kim turned pro in 2010 but did not appear in a PGA tournament until the 2017 Open Championship. It was a great debut for Kim, who finished tied for 11th. That check for $175,000 is the most of Kim’s $209K career earnings. In 2020, he had a couple decent performances -- T-41 and T-46 at the ZOZO Championship and WGC/HBCS Champions Tournament. Chan had a solid freshman season in 2008-09 before turning pro. He finished tied for 16th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, tied for 13th at the U.S. Intercollegiate, Tied for 21st at Pac-10 Championships, tied for third at the NCAA West Regional and tied for 23rd at the NCAA Championships. He finished his freshman year with the fifth-lowest freshman stroke average in school history.

------------------------------ SUN DEVIL PGA TOUR CAREER EARNINGS (THROUGH 2019-20 SEASON) Phil Mickelson: $92,107,252 Paul Casey: $31,750,123 Pat Perez: $26,557,345 Jon Rahm: $22,069,889 Billy Mayfair: $20,303,642 Chez Reavie: $16,233,567 Matt Jones: $12,919,263 Dan Forsman: $8,687,983 Jim Carter: $4,766,778 Tom Purtzer: $4,192,268 Bob Gilder: $3,032.108 Grayson Murray: $2,895,018 Howard Twitty: $2,713,551 Joey Snyder: $1,267,815 Jin Park: $769,840 Alejandro Canizares: $477,403

Chan Kim: $215,868


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