The 2021 PGA Tour Money Leaders List Has a Surprise Name in the Top 10

We’re just about three months away from the end of the 2021 PGA Tour season, and the biggest names in golf are starting to populate the top of the money leaders list. Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Thomas sit in the top three slots after stellar seasons, and other highly ranked players in the world have joined them in the top 10.

But there’s one name in the top 10 that might come as a surprise to fans. He’s having a career year on the PGA Tour, and he already has $5.5 million in his pocket to prove it.

That name is Harris English.

Harris English is having the best season of his PGA Tour career

Harris English is No. 5 on the 2021 PGA Tour money list.
Dustin Johnson speaks with Harris English during the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston in 2020 | Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Not many casual golf fans have even heard of English, but he’s been one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour all year long. The American has made 17 of 21 cuts, recorded 10 top-10 finishes, and won twice on Tour this season β€” including an electric playoff victory at last weekend’s Travelers Championship. Back in January, English won his first event of the year β€” again in a playoff β€” at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

The 31-year-old has been a full-timer on the PGA Tour for 10 years now. Before this season, he only had two wins to his name, and he hadn’t recorded a victory since 2014. But he already has two this season, which makes him the only player with multiple wins so far in 2021.

English doesn’t have a major championship victory on his resume, but he’s played exceptionally well in majors this season. The sweet-swinging righty finished fourth at the 2020 U.S. Open, tied for 21st at the 2021 Masters, and third at the 2021 U.S. Open.

As of this week, English sits at No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings behind Patrick Cantlay, and he’s moved all the way up to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

English ranks fifth on the 2021 PGA Tour money leaders list

English’s strong play this season hasn’t just resulted in a strong FedEx Cup standing and a mega leap up the OWGR. It’s also led to the most lucrative year of his professional golf career.

Before 2021, English never earned more than $3.3 million in a single season on Tour. He’s already earned more than $5.5 million this season alone.

His $5.5 million in earnings actually place him at No. 5 on the 2021 PGA Tour money leaders list. Only Rahm, DeChambeau, Thomas, and Cantlay have made more money than English so far this season.

No surprises on the rest of the list

English is crashing the party in terms of the highest-paid golfers of the season in 2021. The rest of the top 10 on the money leaders list are well-known players who are consistently ranked near the top of the OWGR.

Coming in behind English in sixth is Jordan Spieth. Then comes steady Louis Oosthuizen, Xander Schauffele, and Collin Morikawa behind them. Viktor Hovland rounds out the top 10.

Check out the full list and each player’s season earnings at ESPN.

All stats courtesy of PGA Tour

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