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On Tour: Tiger vs. Jack

Career Money (PGA TOUR)

Rank Name Earnings
1. Woods $109,504,139 (through 2013)
2. Nicklaus $5,714,282



But when you take inflation into account...
When you consider that the average first-place check on tour in 2002 was almost $725,000, Nicklaus' 70 career victories would have been worth more than $50 million in today's dollars. And when you consider that Jack was a runner-up 58 times and third 34 times ... you're starting to talk real money. All this after his first paycheck on the PGA TOUR was for the grand total of $33.33.