A PGA Championship title is almost certainly out of reach for Luke List. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing for the 34-year old to play for on Sunday at Bethpage. He is in a 4-way tie for second place, seven strokes behind clubhouse leader Brooks Koepka.
If the Seattle native maintains his strong play to finish as the sole runner-up, he would earn just under $1.12 million. This would more than double his earnings for 2019, which currently stand at $994,480 on the back of three top-10 finishes.
Since turning pro in 2007, List has earned $7,321,452 between his time on the PGA and Web.com Tours. His best season came last year, as he placed 2nd at the Honda Classic and in a tie for 3rd at the RBC Heritage Open en route to $2,710,736.
With that in mind, List knows that every putt, chip and stroke counts towards a hefty payday.
Entering this weekend, he placed at No. 70 in terms of 2019 earners on the PGA Tour. The No. 1 spot goes to Matt Kuchar, who has raked in $5,394,944 over 13 events.
I love being on the beach. If I’m home for only 24 hours, I’ll still find time for the sand. Jupiter is a little old, but we can still get into a good bit of trouble.
Here’s what he could earn this weekend at Bethpage Black (top-25 per PGA.com):
1st: $1.98 million
2nd: $1.188 million