8. Rory McIlroy, $51,030,260
Rory McIlroy has a terrific opportunity to make a significant leap on this list before he eventually retires from the PGA Tour. McIlroy remains one Masters victory from a career Grand Slam. Sure, that is much easier said than done. But he’s now won 18 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times on the European Tour. Along with his four major championships, he now three World Golf Championships. He is now one of ten players to surpass the $50 million mark in career earnings.