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Fast Money

If your goal is to be top dog on the PGA Tour, it is critical to get off to a fast start, right? Not necessarily. The last player to lead the money list after the West Coast and Florida swings and then go on to win the earnings title was Tiger Woods in 2002.* Below are the Tour pros who topped the money list heading into the Masters and where they finished the season.

* None of the six FedEx Cup winners led the money list going into the Masters

YEAR

$ LEADER

$ FINISH

2012

Hunter Mahan

9th

2011

Mark Wilson

19th

2010

Ernie Els

3rd

2009

Geoff Ogilvy

8th

2008

Tiger Woods

2nd

2007

Vijay Singh

3rd

2006

Rory Sabbatini

12th

2005

Phil Mickelson

3rd

2004

Phil Mickelson

3rd

2003

Tiger Woods

2nd