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Dustin Johnson Has a Chance to Earn Nearly $20 Million in the Span of 15 Days

Dustin Johnson is already a very rich man.

The No. 1 ranked golfer in the world is fifth on the all-time PGA Tour earnings list with $66 million in tournament winnings. Johnson has 22 career wins on Tour, and he’s the most unbeatable player in the world when he’s on his game.

Johnson recently won the Northern Trust and banked another $1.7 million in the process. He followed that up with a second-place finish at the BMW Championship, and now he has a chance to earn nearly $20 million in the span of just 15 days.

Dustin Johnson has won $2.7 million in prize money in the last eight days

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Johnson is back to his winning ways recently, and he’s doing it in impressive fashion. At the Northern Trust last weekend, Johnson decimated the field en route to a 30-under par finish and an 11-stroke win. His historic win included an 11-under 60 in round two, including a blistering nine-under front nine.

With the easy victory, Johnson earned $1.71 million in prize money.

Johnson continued his hot play into the BMW Championship, where he finished second after a playoff at four-under-par. With the strong finish, Johnson banked another $1.026 million and secured the No. 1 spot in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the finale at East Lake next weekend.

With a win at the TOUR Championship, Johnson can cap off a heck of a few weeks.

Johnson can earn nearly $20 million in the span of 15 days with a win at the TOUR Championship

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No one on earth is playing better golf than Johnson, and he should be the prohibitive favorite to win his second tournament in three weeks and take home the TOUR Championship at East Lake next weekend.

This year also marks the first time the FedEx Cup winner will earn a massive $15 million for taking the regular season crown. Before 2020, the FedEx Cup champion was awarded $10 million.

With a FedEx Cup title, Johnson would complete a 15-day span in which he earned $17.7 million across three tournaments. And Johnson doesn’t even need to win next weekend. The scenarios are endless, but a high finish could all but guarantee a FedEx Cup win and another $15 million in the bank.

Johnson can become the third-richest golfer of all time next weekend

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Johnson is already the fifth-richest golfer of all time in terms of career earnings, but he has a chance to jump into the top three with a FedEx Cup title next weekend.

If Johnson ends the season holding the FedEx Cup trophy, he will pass Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk on the all time PGA Tour earnings list. He would even inch right up near Phil Mickelson for second all time behind Tiger Woods.

Johnson has been one of the most dominant golfers on Tour for more than a decade, and it sure has paid off big time in his wallet. A win next weekend would give him the most absurd 15-day financial period in PGA Tour history.

All financial stats courtesy of ESPN and Golf News Net