Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, who is currently plying his trade on the US PGA Tour, is second in the Asian Tour's career money list with earnings of USD 2.8 million. Jeev signed off a creditable tied 18th in the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, a tournament where Arjun Atwal became the first Indian to clinch a PGA Tour title. Reigning Asian Tour number one Thongchai Jaidee leads the earnings with slightly over USD four million accumulated over a span of a decade competing in the region's elite circuit. With 12 victories under his belt, the most by a player on the Asian Tour, the former paratrooper is well ahead of Jeev. Other Thai stand-outs featuring on the career earnings list include Thaworn Wiratchant, who is ranked fourth with USD 2.5 million, and Prayad Marksaeng, who is placed sixth with USD 2.3 million. Chapchai Nirat (14th, USD 1.36 million), Thammanoon Srirot (15th, USD 1.31 million), Chawalit Plaphol (16th, USD 1.23 million), Prom Meesawat (22nd, USD 1.1 million) and veteran Boonchu Ruangkit (23rd, 1.1 million) are all featured in the top-25, making Thailand the country with the most players in the elite bracket.
In total, the eight Thai players have an accumulated wealth of over USD 15 million, thanks largely to a staggering 45 career victories between them in Asia.
Since the inauguration of the Asian Tour as a members' organisation in 2004, a total of 22 tournaments have been played in Thailand and offering a combined purse of USD 29 million in prize money.