Whoever wins the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow gets two things: his name inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy and, more importantly, a huge pile of cash.
The purse for this year’s championship is $10.5 million, the highest ever for the event and an increase of $500,000 from last year.
The purse for the PGA beats the $10 million at last month’s Open Championship.
It’s below the $11 million total at the Masters and the record $12 million at the U.S. Open.
Fair or not (and I’d argue it’s not), this championship is often considered less prestigious than the Masters, U.S. Open, and Open Championship.
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PGA Championship award money fall
To the victor go the spoils, but the rest of the field at the PGA Championship won’t leave empty-handed.
The total purse for the season’s final major remains a stout $10.5 million, but the player leaving Quail Hollow Club with the Wanamaker Trophy will receive a bit of a raise from the $1.8 million Jimmy Walker got last year at Baltusrol.
Both the winner and runner-up will crack seven figures, while everyone finishing 23rd or better will receive at least $100,000.
Here’s a breakdown of the prize money for each of the 75 players who made the cut (Note: players missing the cut each received $3,000):
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CHARLOTTE — Only one player is walking away from Quail Hollow with the Wanamaker Trophy.
The PGA Championship is handing out $10,500,00 in prize money for this year’s event.
Compared to its major brethren, it’s on the short end of the spectrum: The USGA boasted a $12 million purse at Erin Hills, with the Masters at an $11 million clip.
Not that the players should complain: the winner will take home $1.89 million, with second place also earning will north of $1 million.
Six-figure payouts go all the way to 23rd place; 70th earns $19,600.
collected by :Frank Ithan