PGA Tour Prize Money Charts         


Information - Including Prize Money - For These Tours and Tournaments


PGA Tour Lists (millions)   $ 2.00 to $ 4.99    $ 5.00 to $ 6.99    $ 7.00 to $ 9.99    $ 10.00 to $ 60.00


Masters Tournament      U.S. Open      British Open Championship      PGA Championship      Players Championship

Tour Championship      Dell Match Play      Cadillac-Doral Invitational      Bridgestone Invitational      HSBC Champions


Other Tours:    Champions      Web-Dot-Com      European      LPGA                     PGA Tour - Retired

    Current PGA Tour Standard Distribution - $ 5,000,000 Sample Base Purse

    This has been the standard distribution method for nearly all official PGA Tour events since January of 1979.

    NOTE --- Not all PGA Tour events use the formula shown below.
             For more information, click-on any of the individual tournament links shown above.

    Divide the 1st prize of the particular event being contested by $900,000.
    Use the result to multiply individual place prizes shown below.

     1..$ 900,000   11..$ 125,000   21..$ 60,000   31..$ 32,500   41..$ 20,500   51..$ 12,300   61..$ 10,900
     2..$ 540,000   12..$ 115,000   22..$ 56,000   32..$ 31,000   42..$ 19,500   52..$ 12,000   62..$ 10,800
     3..$ 340,000   13..$ 105,000   23..$ 52,000   33..$ 29,500   43..$ 18,500   53..$ 11,800   63..$ 10,700
     4..$ 240,000   14..$  95,000   24..$ 48,000   34..$ 28,250   44..$ 17,500   54..$ 11,600   64..$ 10,600
     5..$ 200,000   15..$  90,000   25..$ 44,000   35..$ 27,000   45..$ 16,500   55..$ 11,500   65..$ 10,500
     6..$ 180,000   16..$  85,000   26..$ 40,000   36..$ 25,750   46..$ 15,500   56..$ 11,400   66..$ 10,400
     7..$ 167,500   17..$  80,000   27..$ 38,500   37..$ 24,500   47..$ 14,500   57..$ 11,300   67..$ 10,300
     8..$ 155,000   18..$  75,000   28..$ 37,000   38..$ 23,500   48..$ 13,700   58..$ 11,200   68..$ 10,200
     9..$ 145,000   19..$  70,000   29..$ 35,500   39..$ 22,500   49..$ 13,000   59..$ 11,100   69..$ 10,100
    10..$ 135,000   20..$  65,000   30..$ 34,000   40..$ 21,500   50..$ 12,600   60..$ 11,000   70..$ 10,000

    If more than 70 professionals finish the event, then each place beyond the 70th is worth $ 100 less
    than the place above it (71st - $ 9,900; 72nd - $ 9,800; 73rd - $ 9,700; and so on). Prize money
    is awarded to all professionals finishing 72 holes (or 54 holes, if scheduled as such).


PGA Tour Prize Money -- Handling of Ties

    A: Any Position Other Than For First Place

        Second Place

           Two-Way: Sum of $ 540,000 (2nd) + $ 340,000 (3rd) is divided by two for a result of $ 440,000.

           Three-Way: Sum of $ 540,000 (2nd) + $ 340,000 (3rd) + $ 240,000 (4th) is divided by three for
                       a result of $ 373,333.33. The player who finishes the final round the earliest will
                       receive an extra penny.

        22nd Place

           Seven-way: Sum of $ 56,000 (22nd) + $ 52,000 (23rd) + $ 48,000 (24th) + $ 44,000 (25th)
                       + $ 40,000 (26th) + 38,500 (27th) + $ 37,000 (28th) is divided by seven for
                       a result of $ 45,071.42. The six players who finish the final round the
                       earliest each receive an extra penny.


    B: For First Place - Championship/Title

       Determined by playoff, either fixed-length (3, 4, 5 or 18 holes) or sudden-death.

       The playoff winner always wins first place money, unless he is an amateur, in which case the playoff
       runner-up (if he is a professional) gets the first place money.

       If a playoff has three or more participants, then the winner (if he is a professional) gets first place
       money, while the losers,  who are all deemed to be tied for 2nd place, will receive equal money shares
       as explained in the "Any Position Other Than First Place" section above. Each playoff loser is always
       considered to be tied for second and receives an equal money share, regardless of when and where they
       were eliminated from the playoff.

       If there is a playoff where an amateur wins over two or more professionals, the money is awarded to
       each pro in equal shares. For example, say that an amateur wins over three pros. First ($900,000),
       second ($540,000) and third ($340,000) = $ 1,780,000, which is divided by three for a result of
       $ 593,333.33. The pro who finished the final round ahead of the other two gets an extra penny.

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