Matt Kuchar has earned more money in the last four weeks than some notable athletes do all year

Matt Kuchar is having a great last four weeks — Getty Images

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar is having a great last four weeks — Getty Images

Matt Kuchar has had a dream April that was capped off on Sunday by a bunker shot on his final hole of the RBC Heritage that disappeared for the unexpected birdie and the seventh PGA Tour win of his career.

But the win wasn't his only large earning over the last month. Kuchar has had an incredible last four weeks, finishing T-4 at the Valero Texas Open, losing in a playoff at the Shell Houston Open, finishing T-5 at the Masters and then the win this past weekend at Harbour Town.

How good has it been for the fifth ranked golfer in the world? The $2.35 million he's pulled in since March 30 is more than the base salary of the following notable professional athletes (based solely on their 2014 base salaries):

  • Robert Griffin III ($2.3 million)

  • Trent Richardson ($2.25 million)

  • Bryce Harper ($2.15 million)

  • Klay Thompson ($2.31 million)

  • Rey Maualuga ($2.25 million)

  • Nate Robinson ($2.01 million)

  • Darren Collison ($1.9 million)

  • Mike Miller ($1.39 million)

  • Al Harrington ($1.39 million)

  • Shaun Livingston ($1.27 million)

  • Matt Carpenter ($1.25 million)

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($1.08 million)

  • His four week total is more than the current money leader on the NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series (Jeff Gordon at $2.03 million)

  • And Kuchar's $2.35 million is 3.8 times more than the leading money winner on the LPGA Tour (Michelle Wie)

So yes, a quick reminder that being a professional golfer and going on a hot streak can do very, very good things for your portfolio. Sadly for Kuchar (and his accountant), he is not in the field this week at the Zurich Classic, meaning his streak will finally come to an end.


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