What the golf world looked like when Tom Brady made his Patriots debut

Tom Brady announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the New England Patriots after a 20-year tenure with the organization. The six-time Super Bowl champion made his NFL debut Sept. 23, 2001, when the golf world looked a lot different.

Here's what the PGA Tour looked like around that time.

Sept. 23, 2001

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Robert Allenby won the Pennsylvania Classic on the same day as Brady's debut. The Australian edged Larry Mize and Rocco Mediate by three for his fourth career victory in the PGA Tour's first event since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Allenby was one of three players to win multiple times on the PGA Tour in 2000 and 2001. The others were Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, according to the Tour's Sean Martin.

Official World Golf Rankings

1. Tiger Woods
2. Phil Mickelson
3. David Duval
4. Ernie Els
5. Vijay Singh
6. Davis Love III
7. Sergio Garcia
8. Darren Clarke
9. David Toms
10. Jim Furyk
11. Colin Montgomerie
12. Padraig Harrington
13. Retief Goosen
14. Scott Verplank
15. Scott Hoch
16. Mike Weir
17. Thomas Bjorn
18. Mark Calcavecchia
19. Paul Azinger
20. Lee Westwood

Reigning major champions

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Masters: Tiger Woods
U.S. Open: Retief Goosen
Open Championship: David Duval
PGA Championship: David Toms

2001 money leaders

1. Tiger Woods - $5.7 million
2. Phil Mickelson - $4.4 million
3. David Toms - $3.8 million
4. Vijay Singh - $3.4 million
5. Davis Love III - $3.2 million

For comparison, Brooks Koepka led the Tour in official earnings in 2018-19 with $9.7 million. Tiger's $5.7 million in 2001 would have ranked fifth last year.

Ryder Cup

The 2001 Ryder Cup was canceled because of 9/11. Here are the teams for the rescheduled event held in 2002 at The Belfry in England, which ended in a tie.

United States Europe
Tiger Woods Darren Clarke
Phil Mickelson Padraig Harrington
David Duval Thomas Bjorn
Mark Calcavecchia Colin Montgomerie
David Toms Pierre Fulke
Davis Love III Lee Westwood
Scott Hoch Paul McGinley
Jim Furyk Niclas Fasth
Hal Sutton Bernhard Langer
Stewart Cink Phillip Price
Scott Verplank Sergio Garcia 
Paul Azinger Jesper Parnevik
What the golf world looked like when Tom Brady made his Patriots debut
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