Tiger immune, but likely outside the top 125


Not that it will affect his PGA Tour status for next season or beyond – with more than 20 career victories, he owns lifetime membership – but Tiger Woods is in danger of finishing outside the magic 125 number on the money for the first time ever following this week’s season-ending event, the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

Woods, who won’t compete this week, is currently in 121st place with $660,238 – just $20,690 above Bill Lunde, who ranks 126th. During a down season last year, Woods still finished 68th on the final money list.

If there’s a bright side, though, it’s that his per-start earnings are $73,359, which places him a more respectable 52nd in that category. Woods competed in nine tournaments this year, though three of those came at no-cut events with guaranteed money.

With one event left, the PGA Tour money leader is Webb Simpson, however Luke Donald ranks on top in earnings per appearance with an average of $324,289 in his 18 starts. In fact, Simpson doesn’t even rank second on that list, surpassed by John Cook, who earned $251,600 in his lone start this season.