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2015 TOUR Championship purse: Jordan Spieth is going to break single-season money record

Jordan Spieth already had one of the most lucrative seasons in golf history and now he's about to bank $11.5 million more on Sunday with a FedExCup title.

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Jordan Spieth is about to set another record in this season full of them. Entering the final tournament of the season, Spieth led the PGA Tour with $10,545,465 in earnings. The single-season money record is $10.91 million, set by Vijay Singh during his incredible 2004 season. Unless Spieth completely implodes over his last few holes, that record is going to fall.

Spieth has a three-shot lead heading to the back nine at East Lake. The fourth-place finisher earns $396,000 and that would be enough to set a new single season record. More likely than a fourth-place finish, however, is yet another Spieth win and $1 million-plus payout. This would be Spieth's fifth win of this incredible year and push him juuust over the $12 million mark for the season, blasting past Singh's record.

The purses some 11 years after that record, however, would translate to about a $13.8 million Singh season on today's Tour. Regardless, it's going to be Spieth's record and he will have set it in 24 events. Tiger Woods cashed $10.87 million in just 16 starts in his amazing 2007 season. These money marks are all relative.

Spieth's record-breaking money season is obviously helped by the fact that he's winning some of the biggest and most lucrative tournaments. The Masters and U.S. Open both bumped their purses to $10 million, matching the largest in the game and paying the winner around $1.8 million. His near-misses at the last two majors of the year also yielded massive six-figure payouts as well. All four FedExCup tournaments also have some of the bigger purses, with only the majors, Players, and WGCs paying out more.

Oh, and all of this is just the cash he'll earn for winning the instant tournament. The win in Atlanta would deliver him the overall FedExCup and the biggest cash windfall in the game, that $10 million bonus money check. He's 22 years old and had almost $20 million in career earnings before this Sunday which will probably earn him $11.5 million. There are many reasons it's not bad to be Jordan Spieth.

Here's the full purse breakdown for TOUR Championship:

Place Percent of Purse Payout
1 18.00% 1,485,000
2 10.80% 891,000
3 6.80% 561,000
4 4.80% 396,000
5 4.00% 330,000
6 3.60% 297,000
7 3.35% 276,375
8 3.10% 255,750
9 2.90% 239,250
10 2.70% 222,750
11 2.50% 206,250
12 2.30% 189,750
13 2.10% 173,250
14 1.90% 156,750
15 1.80% 148,500
16 1.70% 140,250
17 1.60% 132,000
18 1.50% 123,750
19 1.40% 115,500
20 1.30% 107,250
21 1.20% 99,000
22 1.12% 92,400
23 1.04% 85,800
24 0.96% 79,200
25 0.88% 72,600
26 0.80% 66,000
27 0.77% 63,525
28 0.74% 61,050
29 0.71% 58,575
30 0.68% 56,100
31 0.65% 53,625
32 0.62% 51,150
33 0.59% 48,675
34 0.57% 46,612
35 0.54% 44,550
36 0.52% 42,487
37 0.49% 40,425
38 0.47% 38,775
39 0.45% 37,125
40 0.43% 35,475
41 0.41% 33,825
42 0.39% 32,175
43 0.37% 30,525
44 0.35% 28,875
45 0.33% 27,225
46 0.31% 25,575
47 0.29% 23,925
48 0.27% 22,605
49 0.26% 21,450
50 0.25% 20,790
51 0.25% 20,295
52 0.24% 19,800
53 0.24% 19,470
54 0.23% 19,140
55 0.23% 18,975
56 0.23% 18,810
57 0.23% 18,645
58 0.22% 18,480
59 0.22% 18,315
60 0.22% 18,150
61 0.22% 17,985
62 0.22% 17,820
63 0.21% 17,655
64 0.21% 17,490
65 0.21% 17,325
66 0.21% 17,160
67 0.21% 16,995
68 0.20% 16,830
69 0.20% 16,665
70 0.20% 16,500

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