Luke Donald & Webb Simpson Battle for Money Title

by Jeff Skinner

The PGA Tour Money Title is coming down to the final week of the year and money leader Webb Simpson will be doing his best to prevent Luke Donald from overtaking him.  So here is your cheat sheet for what Luke needs to do to be the first member to lead both the PGA and European Tours in earnings.  Hopefully Steve Sands and his whiteboard won’t be pressed into action like he was during the Tour Championship.

Luke will have to bring his A Game.  He needs to finish at least tied for second to have a chance.

Here are the scenarios:

IF DONALD WINS. Should Donald win at Disney, he will claim the first-place check of $846,000. If that happens, Simpson would need to finish solo second (worth $507,600) to stay atop the money list.

IF DONALD FINISHES SOLO SECOND. Should Donald win the $507,600 that goes with a solo second, Simpson would need to finish solo eighth or better to stay atop the money list. Solo eighth is worth $145,700.

IF DONALD FINISHES TIED FOR SECOND. A two-way tie for second is worth the aforementioned $413,600. If Donald accomplishes that, Simpson would need to finish in at least a four-way tie for 21st (worth $50,760) to stay atop the money list. A three-way tie for second (worth $350,933.33) will not be good enough for Donald.



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