The 2006 PGA Tour
was the last season of the PGA Tour
before the major reorganization of the season brought about by the introduction of the FedEx Cup
in 2007. After being challenged by Phil Mickelson
in the first half of the year, when Mickelson won his second straight major at the Masters and was on course to win the U.S. Open until the 72nd hole, Tiger Woods
emphatically re-established his status as the dominant golfer of his era in the second half of the season by finishing with six consecutive wins, and took the Player of the Year award for the eighth time in his career. Jim Furyk
had his career year to date, finishing second on the money list despite picking up only two wins, due to exceptional consistency.
Ten players won three million dollars, 31 won two million or more and 93 won one million or more. The cut off to make the top 125 on the money list and retain a tour card was a record $660,898.
The total prize money, as stated on the of the PGA Tour website, was $256.3 million. The actual prize money was slightly higher -- $258,669,218.84 (due to more than 70 players making the cut at most tournaments). If one player had played and won each of the 44 events (excluding the four alternate events), he would have won $44,209,480.
Table of results
The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.
Scoring Average leadersMoney List leadersCareer Money List leaders