Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Most Money Won in One Year by Lexi Thompson Playing Golf

Lexi Thompson is one of the best known and favorite women golfers of all-time. Here is a list of the most money won in one year by Lexi Thompson playing golf.

The money shown here is only for playing golf. It does not include any endorsement money or appearance fee money. It's the money Lexi Thompson actually won playing golf in tournaments and does include CME Race to the Globe money since that money is directly won by results on the golf course.

Lexi Thompson does earn some $5 million a year from the companies that endorse her. That money is not counted here only the money she actually won by playing golf in tournaments is counted.

All years in which Lexi Thompson earned at least $1 million playing golf are listed. Lexi Thompson does not hold the record for most money won by one woman golfer in one year but she's near the top. See Most Money Won by One Women Golfer in One Year to see who holds the record and how much money it is.

Most Money Won in One Year by Lexi Thompson Playing Golf

1. Lexi Thompson (2017) - $2.88 million

During the calendar year 2017, Lexi Thompson won or earned $2.88 million which is the most money she has ever won in one year so far in her career. Here's a breakdown of the tournaments she won the most money in during the 2017 season. All events she won at least $100,000 are listed.

  • Indy Women in Tech Championship (Win) - $300,000

  • ANA Inspiration (2nd) - $250,591

  • Kingsmill Championship (Win) - $187,584

  • CME Group Tour Championship (2nd tie) - $186,586

  • Meijer LPGA Classic (2nd tie) - $160,548

  • Marathon Classic (2nd) - $148,877

  • Manulife LPGA Classic (2nd tie) - $136,119

  • Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic (2nd) - $127,489

In the eight tournaments listed above, Lexi Thompson earned $1.5 million. In addition to the prize money listed above, Lexi Thompson also earned another $380,656 from the other LPGA events she played in during the 2017 season giving her a total of $1.88 million.

In the season long Race to the CME Globe competition (similar to the FedEx Cup for PGA players), Lexi Thompson finished in 1st place in 2017. That earned her another $1 million bonus giving her a total of $2.88 million for the year.

2. Lexi Thompson (2015) - $1,87 million

Lexi Thompson earned the second most amount in 2017 at $1.87 million. Lexi won both the Meijer LPGA Classic and the LPGA HanaBank Championship during the season and both events had a 1st place prize of $300,000.

Lexi also picked up big money with 2nd place finishes at the Evian Championship ($298,698) and the Women's PGA Championship ($234,480). Lexi Thompson also earned another $100,000 by finishing 3rd in the CME Race the Globe in 2015.

3. Lexi Thompson (2018) - $1.224 million

Lexi Thompson was not having a great year in 2018 until the final event of the season when she won the CME Group Tour Championship and picked up the $500,000 winner's share. That big paycheck pushed her earnings for the year well past $1 million.

4. Lexi Thompson (2013) - $1.21 million

During the 2013 season, Lexi Thompson earned over $1 million for the first time in her golf career. Lexi won both the Simi Darby LPGA Malaysia ($300,000) and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational ($200,000) during the season.

© Joe Dorish

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