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Here are the single biggest paydays for each of the PGA Tour's winningest golfers (www.golfdigest.com)

To golf fans of a certain age, the sight of an oversize first-place check carries a certain hint of nostalgia. For years, the marketing gimmick was a ubiquitous symbol of pro golf success, even if it was literally worthless. There’s never been an actual winner’s circle that a newly crowned PGA Tour champ steps into upon victory in a tour event, but there was a four-foot long piece of cardboard they handed to you that showed you’d made it.

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