Jon Rahm Has Won Close To $10m Already In 2023

The Spaniard's win in the Genesis Invitational banked him another $3.6m to add to his incredible prize money for 2023

Jon Rahm with the trophy after winning the 2023 Genesis Invitational
Jon Rahm has earned almost $10m on the PGA Tour so far in 2023
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The year may only be seven weeks old, but Jon Rahm has already earned more money than most people could conceive of making in a lifetime.

Rahm moved back to the World No.1 spot with his third win of 2023 in the Genesis Invitational. The elevated event had an enormous $20m purse, and Rahm won $3.6m for his efforts, taking his 2023 earnings close to $10m at $9,402,750. 

To put Rahm’s staggering earnings figure into context, he has already eclipsed his total PGA Tour winnings of 2021, when he made $7,705,933 in a year that included his first Major win, the US Open.

Given the amount of golf yet to be played this year, including all four Majors, and the fact Rahm is obliged to compete in most of the remaining elevated events, there is huge potential for the Spaniard to claim significantly more money than he has earned so far. Most would argue it’s highly likely he will. After all, his run of form has been nothing short of breathtaking.

After struggling for much of 2022 (where he finished 15th on that year’s money list with $5,248,220) Rahm found another gear in September on the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship. He finishing tied for second at Wentworth in the first of 10 tournaments in a row where he finished in the top 10. Five of those ended with victory, and there is no sign his form will dip any time soon.

Last year’s PGA Tour money list winner was Scottie Scheffler, whose four wins, including The Masters, banked him $14,046,910 - a new PGA Tour record. However, rather like Scheffler’s return to the top of the world rankings after his win in last week’s WM Phoenix Open, that looks like being short-lived.

As for how Rahm will retain his momentum, he made it sound easy following his latest win. He said: “I guess I just keep doing what I've been doing. You know, I've been obviously doing a lot of the things I needed to do properly every single day and that's the important thing, right? Just keeping that daily process as good as I have been. Obviously, I've been extremely disciplined my whole career, but right now I'm seeing the dividends of a lot of the hard work over the years. So just keep doing the small things and keep enjoying it, having fun.”

That hard work Rahm mentioned is certainly paying off now - literally, considering his ever-expanding bank balance.

Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

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