With golf on the rise in popularity these days, more and more people are asking the question: How much money do pro PGA golfers make? The answer varies greatly depending on several factors, but the average player makes $800,000 per year. The main source of revenue for many PGA golfers is placing in the tour itself. Taking home first place on the tour nets between 10 and $11 million. Placing in the top 50 earns you more than $1.7 million, depending on your position. 100th place earns a tidy $1 million. Coming in 216th will get you about $100,000. Besides prize money, many players earn extra money through promoting and sponsorship from corporations.