Activities Sports & Athletics PGA Tour Yearly Money Leaders 70+ years of money list leaders on the PGA Tour Share PINTEREST Email Print Arnold Palmer led the PGA Tour in money four times, and the award is named after him. Brian Morgan/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated August 28, 2019 The golfer who finishes a PGA Tour season with the highest tournament earnings is called the tour's "money leader" or "leading money winner." And that golfer receives the Arnold Palmer Award. The award is a trophy the features a golden likeness of Arnold Palmer atop a wooden base. (The Arnold Palmer Award is also given to the Champions Tour's money leader.) (Note: If you're looking for the current standings for this year, see the current season's money list on PGATour.com.) Annual money leaders on the PGA Tour are recognized going back to 1934, when records first started being kept. Here is the list money list leaders annually in PGA Tour history (and below that are a couple money list records): Annual Money List Leaders on the PGA Tour 2019 - Brooks Koepka, $9,684,0062018 - Justin Thomas, $8,694,8212017 - Justin Thomas, $9,921,5602016 - Dustin Johnson, $9,365,1852015 - Jordan Spieth, $12,030,4652014 - Rory McIlroy, $8,280,0962013 - Tiger Woods, $8,553,4392012 - Rory McIlroy, $8,047,9522011 - Luke Donald, $6,683,2142010 - Matt Kuchar, $4,910,4772009 - Tiger Woods, $10,508,1632008 - Vijay Singh, $6,601,0942007 - Tiger Woods, $10,867,0522006 - Tiger Woods, $9,941,5632005 - Tiger Woods, $10,628,0242004 - Vijay Singh, $10,905,1662003 - Vijay Singh, $7,573,9072002 - Tiger Woods, $6,912,6252001 - Tiger Woods, $5,687,7772000 - Tiger Woods, $9,188,3211999 - Tiger Woods, $6,616,5851998 - David Duval, $2,591,0311997 - Tiger Woods, $2,066,8331996 - Tom Lehman, $1,780,1591995 - Greg Norman, $1,654,9591994 - Nick Price, $1,499,9271993 - Nick Price, $1,478,5571992 - Fred Couples, $1,344,1881991 - Corey Pavin, $979,4301990 - Greg Norman, $1,165,4771989 - Tom Kite, $1,395,2781988 - Curtis Strange, $1,147,6441987 - Curtis Strange, $925,9411986 - Greg Norman, $653,2961985 - Curtis Strange, $542,3211984 - Tom Watson, $476,2601983 - Hal Sutton, $426,6681982 - Craig Stadler, $446,4621981 - Tom Kite, $375,698.841980 - Tom Watson, $530,808.331979 - Tom Watson, $462,6361978 - Tom Watson, $362,428.931977 - Tom Watson, $310,653.161976 - Jack Nicklaus, $266,498.571975 - Jack Nicklaus, $298,149.171974 - Johnny Miller, $353,021.591973 - Jack Nicklaus, $308,362.101972 - Jack Nicklaus, $320,542.261971 - Jack Nicklaus, $244,490.501970 - Lee Trevino, $157,037.631969 - Frank Beard, $164,707.111968 - Billy Casper, $205,168.671967 - Jack Nicklaus, $188,998.081966 - Billy Casper, $121,944.921965 - Jack Nicklaus, $140,752.141964 - Jack Nicklaus, $113,284.501963 - Arnold Palmer, $128,2301962 - Arnold Palmer, $81,448.331961 - Gary Player, $64,540.451960 - Arnold Palmer, $75,262.851959 - Art Wall, $58,167.601958 - Arnold Palmer, $42,607.501957 - Dick Mayer, $65,8351956 - Ted Kroll, $72,835.831955 - Julius Boros, $63,121.551954 - Bob Toski, $65,819.811953 - Lew Worsham, $34,0021952 - Julius Boros, $37,032.971951 - Lloyd Mangrum, $26,068.831950 - Sam Snead, $35,758.831949 - Sam Snead, $31,598.831948 - Ben Hogan, $32,1121947 - Jimmy Demaret, $27,936.831946 - Ben Hogan, $42,556.161945 - Byron Nelson, $63,335.66 (war bonds)1944 - Byron Nelson, $37,967.69 (war bonds)1943 - No stats compiled1942 - Ben Hogan, $13,1431941 - Ben Hogan, $18,3581940 - Ben Hogan, $10,6551939 - Henry Picard, $10,3031938 - Sam Snead, $19,534.491937 - Harry Cooper, $14,138.691936 - Horton Smith, $7,6821935 - Johnny Revolta, $9,5431934 - Paul Runyan, $6,767 PGA Tour Money List Records We promised a couple records relating to the PGA Tour money list. Which golfer has led the money list the most times? Who has led the money list the most consecutive seasons? Most Times Leading the Money List: This record belongs to Tiger Woods. Woods was the tour's leading money-winner 10 times, in 1997, 1999-2002, 2005-07, 2009 and 2013. Jack Nicklaus topped the money list eight times, and Ben Hogan and Tom Watson did it five times each. Most Consecutive Seasons Leading the Money List: This record is shared by Woods and Watson. Watson was the leading money winner each year from 1977 through 1980, four years in a row. And Woods led four consecutive years from 1999 through 2002.