March 12, 2024

Cameron Tringale has won more money than Tommy Fleetwood without a tournament | Golf | Sport

Golf star Cameron Tringale has managed to amass an impressive $25m (£19.69m) in career earnings – despite never winning a tournament.

Since turning pro in 2009, the Californian golfer has made 338 starts on the PGA Tour without a single individual victory. For two years, Tringale, 36, held the record for the highest career earnings without a win before leaving the tour in 2022 to join LIV Golf.

Tommy Fleetwood has since surpassed Tringale’s $17m (£13.38m) earnings, reaching over $20m (£15.75m) last year. However, unlike Fleetwood who boasts ten professional wins, including seven on the European Tour, Tringale’s only victory came in a team event. In December 2014, he and Jason Day won the Franklin Templeton Shootout, an unofficial money event played during the off-season.

Earlier that same year, Tringale finished second for the first of four times after tying with Day and Stuart Appleby, two shots behind Hunter Mahan at The Barclays. He narrowly missed out on his first win the following year at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finishing as runner-up, just one shot behind winner Justin Rose.

Eighteen months later, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, he finished in a six-way tie for second behind Smylie Kaufman, who shot a final round of 61 featuring eight birdies and an eagle. The last near miss came three years ago at the Zozo Championship in Japan, finishing as a runner-up alongside Brendan Steele, five shots behind Hideki Matsuyama, who won in his homeland.

Tringale had 17 top-five finishes – including five in third place alongside the four runner-up finishes – and 31 in the top ten. He made 216-of-338 (64%) cuts and officially earned $17,310,004 (£13,530,278.08). 

Now part of Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers GC team, the California native added another top-five finish in Adelaide, Australia and a further four top-10 finishes across his first full season in the league last year. Tringale has 23 starts since the switch and has earned $7,474,298 (£5,842,247.66). 

But a year ago, he also became the butt of a joke from European Tour pro Eddie Pepperell. The prominent LIV Golf critic mentioned Tringale when cutting down a claim on social media that “the future growth is unlimited” for the league.

“Well, if you spend in a year a significant chunk of what another institution has (probably) spent in nearly a century, it shouldn’t be surprising you’d get players like Cameron Tringale in return,” Pepperell posted on Twitter. “It almost definitely isn’t the future.”

The American golfer chose to let his performance on the course do the talking, with all of those top-ten finishes coming in the weeks and months after those comments. However, Tringale is still waiting for his first win, with the next opportunity to claim victory coming up next month in Miami at Trump National Doral.


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