Rory McIlroy has already spilled the beans about Tiger Woods winning the Player Impact program on the PGA Tour again. We now know all of the top 20 players, as well as three more players who took home their respective shares of the $100 million pot.
After Woods and McIlroy as runners-up, the top five were Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and John Rahm. Thomas and Ram made it into the top five for the first time, finishing sixth and ninth respectively in last year’s first standings.
Scotty Scheffler (sixth), Xander Schauffele (seventh), Matt Fitzpatrick (eighth), Will Zalatoris (ninth) and Tony Finau (10th) hit the top 10 for the first time since five of last year’s top 10 have since joined to LIV Golf.
For the second year in a row, Collin Morikawa finished in 11th place, although this time he earned several million.
And social media darling Max Homa, who finished “somewhere in the 20s” last year, finished in 14th place. Viktor Hovland was 20th.
Here is the full list for 2022, which took into account Nielsen ranking, Google reach, Meltwater mentions, Q-Score and MVP index:
1. Tiger Woods ($15 million)
2. Rory McIlroy ($12 million)
3. Jordan Spieth ($9 million)
4. Justin Thomas ($7.5 million)
5. John Ram ($6 million)
6. Scotty Sheffler ($5.5 million)
7. Xander Schauffele ($5 million)
8 Matt Fitzpatrick ($5 million)
9. Will Zalatoris ($5 million)
10. Tony Finau ($5 million)
11. Colleen Morikawa ($3 million)
12. Shane Lowry ($3 million)
13. Kevin Kisner ($3 million)
14. Max Homa ($3 million)
15. Billy Horschel ($3 million)
16. Ricky Fowler ($2 million)
17. Adam Scott ($2 million)
18. Jason Day ($2 million)
19. Patrick Cantley ($2 million)
20. Victor Hovland ($2 million)
Three players would have qualified under the new measurement criteria that were announced in August and add an awareness component to the removal of the Q-Score and MPV Index, and thus receive a share of this year’s total wallet:
11. Hideki Matsuyama ($2 million)
15. Cameron Young ($2 million)
20. Sam Burns ($2 million)