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November 10, 2004

The 10 Factor

Here's some interesting numbers regarding yearly earnings starting at $10,000 x 10 x 10 x 10.

In 1937 Harry "Lighthorse" Cooper breaks the $10,000 barrier winning $14,138.

In 1963, 36 years later, Arnold Palmer wins 10 times more breaking through the $100,000 barrier winning $128,230.

In 1988, 25 year later, Curtis Strange breaks the $1,000,000 mark.

In 2004, only 16 years after Strange's $1 million season, Vijay Singh has won more than $10,000,000.

According to my calculations, in 2011, someone on the PGA Tour will win $100,000,000 in a season. Sounds crazy, but based on the 10 factor, it will happen.


Anonymous said...

I think we have until 2013 until we have to worry. If our curve is based on the square root of the year difference anyway :)

Erik @ The Sand Trap said...

I'm down with 2013 too. 36/25/16 is too perfect a trend to break. 2011 makes less sense... -11, -9, -7 is not nearly as cool as square roots! :-)

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