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Tiger Woods tops $100 million mark in career earnings on the PGA Tour

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Tiger Woods' comeback bid at the Deutsche Bank Championship came up short on Monday. But don't feel too bad for the 14-time major winner.

With the $544,000 he earned from finishing solo third, Woods became the first player in PGA Tour history to eclipse the $100 million mark in career earning.

That, friends, is what we call "crazy money." Even with the increase in purses over the years -- thanks to Woods' popularity -- there's a good chance we'll never see another golfer get anywhere close to that number in the future, due in large part to the quality of today's tournament fields.

"Well, I just think the purse increase helps," Woods said after his final-round 66. "I've won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has.  Obviously he was in a different era.  It's just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.  It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early.  I think we got some interest in the game of golf."

Woods has a chance to add $10 million to that $100-million figure in three weeks at the Tour Championship. He's currently No. 3 in the FedExCup standings and if he can put together another strong week at the BMW Championship, he'll have a great chance to end 2012 on a high note in Atlanta.

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