A look back at Nicklaus' first pro paycheck: $33 in 1962

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Jack Nicklaus has 73 PGA Tour victories to his name, making a total of $5.7 million over the course of his career. 

To put that in perspective, Brooks Koepka earned more than $9.6 million dollars last season alone.

To put it even more in perspective, here’s your annual reminder that the 18-time major winner earned just $33.33 for his professional paycheck, 58 years ago today.

That’s right, as the Golden Bear has pointed out previously on his social-media channels, his tie for 50th at the Los Angeles Open in 1962 netted him barely enough to cover this Danny Devito shower curtain … before shipping.

Nicklaus, who turns 80 later this month, eventually earned some money, and lots of it. His net worth is north of $300 million thanks to an empire that includes golf course design, real estate, wine, ice cream, clothing, golf academies and plenty more.