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

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