Money talks. In the 2022 season we saw multiple cash records being broken. For example, Kristin Tattar was the first EVER disc golf player to reach a total of $100,000 in tournament prize money earnings & Ricky Wysocki set a new PDGA record with the most money ever earned in a single season.
Fun Fact! The TOP 10 prize money earners in 2022 earned a total of 17% more than the TOP 10 in 2021.
Without further ado. Here are the TOP 10 tournament prize money earners in disc golf in 2022:
#1 – Ricky Wysocki – $105,776
Ricky Wysocki is the #1 prize money earner in disc golf in 2022. He also set a new PDGA record with the most money ever earned in a single season – $105,776. Wysocki had an incredible 2022 season, even though he didn’t win a Major this year, he won a total of 5 DGPT Elite Series events including DGPT Championship, where the prize money was a staggering $35,000.
#2 – Kristin Tattar – $103,141
Wow, just … WOW … Kristin Tattar’s 2022 season is without doubt one for the record books!
Her first FPO World Championship title. First player ever to reach over $100,000 in a single season tournament winnings. First in 2022 FPO DGPT points standings. All podium finishes through the 2022 season & Disc Golf Pro Tour FPO player of the Year. In total Kristin Tattar earned $103,141.00 prize money during the 2022 season.
#3 – Paul McBeth – $100,103
The disc golf GOAT aka greatest-of-all-time Paul McBeth earned a hefty $100,103 in the 2022 season. In addition, he won his 6th World Champion title. Paul’s biggest prize money winnings were from the PDGA World Champiomships $20,000 and 4th place at the DGPT Championships $9,000.
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#4 – Gannon Buhr – $86,973
Just to put things into perspective how good the 17-year-old Gannon Buhr is … He won the 2021 DGPT Rookie of the Year title and earned a total of $18,934 in 2021. And now he’s a 1-time USDGC Champion ($25,000 prize money), 4th in the 2022 prize money earners list, finished 3rd at the DGPT Championship ($14,000 prize money) and he’s still under age!
#5 – Calvin Heimburg – $69,753
Calvin Heimburg won 2 Elite Series events in the 2022 season and his biggest tournament prize money payouts were from 3rd place at USDGC, $11,000, and $8,500 for 1st place at DGPT Jonesboro Open.
#6 – Simon Lizotte – $64,467
Simon Lizotte had probably one of the wildest seasons I’ve ever seen. In total he won 4 DGPT Elite Series events of which the most $ came from MVP Open, $12,500 and Des Moines Challenge $11,000. Simon Lizotte earned a total of $64,467 in prize money in 2022.
#7 – Ohn Scoggins – $63,387
Even though Ohn Scoggins didn’t win a single DGPT Elite Series event, she finished 2nd 5-times and she is the 2022 FP40+ US Masters and World Masters Champion. Ohn’s biggest prize money earnings came from 2nd place at the DGPT Championship, $20,000, and $6,250 from 2nd place at the Ledgestone Open. Furthermore, Ohn Scoggins is the 2nd highest FPO tournament prize money earner in the 2022 season!
Fun fact! Ohn Scoggins cashed in 4 different divisions in 2022:
$220 in MPO;
$63,387 in FPO;
$92 in MP40;
$5915 in FP40.
Total of $63,387 in 2022.
#8 – Paige Pierce – $60,944
The 5-time FPO World Champion Paige Pierce earned a total of $60,944 prize money in 2022. Her biggest winnings came from two Majors she won, $8,000 for 1st place at the PDGA Champions Cup and $8,000 for 1st place at the European Open 2022. Paige Pierce is 3rd highest FPO tournament prize money earner in the 2022 season!
#9 – Isaac Robinson – $60,336
Isaac Robinson had an incredible ending to his 2022 season, he came 2nd at the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship, cashing in an incredible $20,000. In addition, Isaac won the Idlewild Open, $7,000 and had multiple TOP 5 finishes at the DGPT Elite Series events.. In total Isaac Robison earned a hefty $60,336 and is 9th at our prize money earners list.
#10 – Catrina Allen – $54,651
Finishing off the TOP 10 Prize Money earners in 2022 is the 2-time FPO World Champion Catrina Allen. Catrina got $10,000 when she won the TPWDGC and $6,150 for 2nd place at the Idlewild Open. She is also 4th FPO players in the TOP 10 Prize Money earners in disc golf in 2022.
Here’s a full list of the TOP 20 Prize Money Earners in Disc Golf in 2022:
|Richard Wysocki||38008||MPO||United States||$105,776|
|Paul McBeth||27523||MPO||United States||$98,952|
|Gannon Buhr||75412||MPO||United States||$86,973|
|Calvin Heimburg||45971||MPO||United States||$69,753|
|Ohn Scoggins||48976||FPO||United States||$69,614|
|Simon Lizotte||8332||MPO||United States||$64,467|
|Paige Pierce||29190||FPO||United States||$60,944|
|Isaac Robinson||50670||MPO||United States||$60,336|
|Catrina Allen||44184||FPO||United States||$54,811|
|Missy Gannon||85942||FPO||United States||$54,405|
|Chris Dickerson||62467||MPO||United States||$53,942|
|Matthew Orum||18330||MPO||United States||$49,846|
|Joel Freeman||69509||MPO||United States||$48,120|
|Valerie Mandujano||62879||FPO||United States||$42,342|
|Aaron Gossage||35449||MPO||United States||$41,083|
|Kyle Klein||85132||MPO||United States||$38,971|
|Corey Ellis||44512||MPO||United States||$36,837|
|Chris Clemons||50401||MPO||United States||$35,667|
Data source – https://www.pdga.com/players/stats?page=0&order=Prize&sort=desc
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