Rickie Fowler surpassed a ridiculous benchmark in Las Vegas | Golf News and Tour Information

Rickie Fowler failed to capitalize on his 54-hole lead at the CJ Cup, an uneven Sunday leading to a T-3 finish at the Summit Club, but the week was still a win for the five-time Tour winner. For a man who has spent the past few seasons stuck in neutral, a T-3 – his first such arrival since 2019 – was a step up.

“It’s really good,” Fowler said Sunday night. “It feels good to finally be able to hit the golf ball properly, at least most of the time, on 72 holes. Lots of quality shots, lots of good swings this week. I drove the ball well, which allowed me to play golf in this place. … We did a very good job.

The performance skyrocketed Fowler in the world rankings from 128th to 82nd. And his performance also pushed Fowler beyond a notable financial benchmark.

By cashing in $565,500 in Las Vegas, Fowler became the 24th player in PGA Tour history to amass $40,000,000 in career earnings.

Yes, the list of career earnings is a very modern list – Rory McIlroy, 32, who won the CJ Cup, is sixth in all-time earnings, with Jordan Spieth at 13th and Justin Thomas at 18th – highlighting how lucrative point the profession has become over the past two decades. Nevertheless, it is a very good company, a Fowler, despite his recent struggles, that he deserves.

“A lot of good stuff,” Fowler said. “Obviously disappointed [not to win]but it’s a big step in the right direction from where we are.

Michael C. Ford