Brooks Koepka Has Won More In 2018 Than Nicklaus Did In Career

The 28-year-old has had a very rich year on the PGA Tour

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Brooks Koepka won the 2018 USPGA Championship
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The 28-year-old has had a very rich year on the PGA Tour

Brooks Koepka Has Won More In 2018 Than Nicklaus Did In Career

Brooks Koepka has had the year of his life, winning two out of the three majors he has played in, picking up a bucket-load of cash and world ranking points in the process.

Cash will be the main focus of this article, as the American has earned more in 2018 on the PGA Tour than Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer did in their careers!

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Koepka has won $6,412,792 on the PGA Tour this season, $2.16m of that coming at the US Open and $1.98m for his USPGA Championship win.

That is around $700,000 more than Jack Nicklaus won in his entire career on the PGA Tour.

The Golden Bear won 73 PGA Tour titles as well as 18 majors to pick up a grand total of $5,734,031.

Koepka has earned almost $3m more than Arnold Palmer did on the PGA Tour too.

Palmer, victorious 62 times on the PGA Tour in his career, won a total of €3.6m.

Although he does ultimately trump Brooks Koepka, as according to Forbes, Palmer earned 240 times that from appearances, endorsements, licensing and golf course design to take his career earnings to a whopping $875m.

That is third in the all-time sports list, only behind Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.

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Palmer's earnings have been bumped up to $1.3bn due to inflation - good luck beating that Brooks!

Brooks Koepka's PGA Tour earnings are currently $200,000 short of $20m to take him to 74th in the PGA Tour's All-Time Money List.

Woods is top of that table with $113m, Mickelson is second with $88m, Vijay Singh third with $71m, Jim Furyk fourth with $68m and Dustin Johnson is in fifth with $55m.

His $6.4m earnings put him in third position in the PGA Tour's Official Money chart for the 2017-18 season - Justin Thomas is 1st with $7.9m and Dustin Johnson is 2nd with $7.3m.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x