" Tadd Fujikawa made a sound decision by turning pro. He'll get paid for
pursuing his career and have money for college if he wants to go."
By coming in 15th
and taking home $69,700 at the John Deere Classic, J.P. Hayes pushed his career
earnings in the event to $1,091,199, thanks in large part to a win in 2002
(worth $540,000) and a runner-up finish last year ($432,000). Overall, Hayes
has won $6.46 million in his 13 years on Tour, so his bounty at the Deere
represents 17% of his total earnings. That's impressive, but it isn't the
highest percentage of total earnings one player has tallied from a particular
tournament. Here are the biggest single-event stalwarts on Tour, first for
players who've amassed at least $500,000 in career earnings and then for those
who've toted up more than $5 million.
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