umm, neither do anything for you when you are dead, but the money definitely does more for you while you are alive. soooo, not really sure what you mean here.
And even the legacy of the major win is not guaranteed. can you name every player that ever won a major? probably can't even name half off the top of your head, and certainly won't remember really any of them in 40+ years. so yeah, you really have no valid point here