By Evin Priest

IMAGINE making $229,296 per round of golf.

For world No.1 Jason Day, this is a reality of his 2015/16 US PGA Tour season.

With his win at The Players Championship, the 28-year-old’s on-course earnings alone amount to $AU 7,571,099 ($US 5,561,729) from 10 events played.

That’s a staggering average of $757,109 banked per event and – with 33 rounds in total – $229,296 per 18 holes of golf.

Want to get even more ridiculous? It’s $12,739 per hole.

And these figures are irrespective of lucrative endorsements with TaylorMade, Concur, RBC, Lexus and NetJets.

Day has continued his sensational 2015 form – when he joined Jim Ferrier as the only Australian to win five times in a US season – into this year, recording three wins (at TPC Sawgrass, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play) three top 10s (including The Masters) and nine top 25s in total.

With 2,040 points accrued, the Queenslander leads the FedEx Cup rankings over compatriot Adam Scott on 1,848.

Day is just the seventh golfer from Down Under to win at least 10 US PGA Tour events and is the fifth player behind Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, David Duval and Phil Mickelson to win 10 times before turning 29.

After the conclusion of golf’s ‘fifth Major’, Scott said about Day’s  incredible stat of seven wins from his past 17 starts: “That’s Tiger-esque, that kind of a run.”

Maybe Scotty was actually referring to Tiger’s bank account?