For $6.1 million, you can buy this PGA Tour pro’s lavish home

Ever wonder how a journeyman PGA Tour pro lives? Now’s your chance to see. The affable Fred Funk, best known for his 2005 Players Championship victory, is putting his house up on the market.

60-year-old Funk, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour and nine-time winner on the Champions Tour, has earned more than $33 million in his PGA Tour career alone.

But it was a long road to regular status on Tour, and it took the Maryland native more than seven years to pocket any real coin as a pro golfer. So we don’t begrudge him his success, or the lavish $6.1 million, 7-bedroom palace he just put on the market.

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The 9,500 sq. foot house, which sits on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and two acres of land, was built in 2005. Funk’s pad includes six full bathrooms and two half baths…and, of course, a putting green. Pony up the cash, and you’ll get a boat slip in the nearby marina, and from the pictures, it also looks like he has a respectable man cave and a massage chair. Gotta hope that’s included.

Funk has long been one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. His legions of fans (Funk’s Punks) followed him from tournament to tournament in matching outfits. In recent years, he’s done good work on the Champions circuit, where he has recorded three major victories. Funk is also a pitchman for Stryker Orthopedics, and has cashed in on that front as well.

Ultimately, this is just another reminder how good the guys on the PGA Tour have it. Do they work hard? Sure. But remember, as of the 1950s, the vast majority of Tour pros couldn’t make enough money playing golf to do it as a full-time job. Most were still working club professionals, chasing dollars on the competitive circuit.

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Heck, you’d have to assume the standard of living for many on the Tour trumps what some of the better players on the PGA Tour dealt with 60 years ago. As Fred Funk’s Ponte Vedra palace shows, it’s a good time to be good at golf.

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