PGA Championship Prize Money And Purse Breakdown 2022

A total of $15m is up for grabs at Southern Hills, with the winner picking up a cheque for $2.7m

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The PGA Championship prize money has been increased by $3m for 2022, with the total purse now up to $15m and a winner's cheque of $2.7m for this year's tournament at Southern Hills.

Last year's winner Phil Mickelson won $2.16m of the $12m prize pool at Kiawah Island, with Collin Morikawa earning $1.89m at TPC Harding Park from the $11m PGA Championship prize money.

The increase in prize money from the PGA of America follows that of Augusta National, which also raised its total prize pool to $15m last month. Scottie Scheffler won $2.7m for his Green Jacket triumph.

We'd also expect the prize money at the US Open ($12.5m last year) and The Open ($11.5m last year) to increase in 2022 to around the $15m mark as well judging by what we've seen at The Masters and PGA Championship. The US Open may even go higher as that tends to be the most lucrative of the four men's Majors.

When it comes to the PGA and DP World Tours, the largest single purse remains at TPC Sawgrass in the Players Championship where a huge $20m is up for grabs. Cameron Smith won $3.6m this March.

Prize money continues to grow on the PGA Tour, and grow fast, with the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series a likely reason why. The money on offer in the eight-event series dwarfs that of the four men's Majors. The inaugural season features seven purses of $25m and a $50m season-ending Team Championship.

PGA Championship Prize Money And Purse Breakdown 2022

  • 1: $2,700,000
  • 2: $1,620,000
  • 3: $1,020,000
  • 4: $720,000
  • 5: $600,000
  • 6: $516,250
  • 7: $475,000
  • 8: $436,600
  • 9: $400,000
  • 10: $371,250
  • 11: $343,750
  • 12: $316,250
  • 13: $291,250
  • 14: $278,750
  • 15: $266,250
  • 16: $253,750
  • 17: $241,250
  • 18: $228,750
  • 19: $216,250
  • 20: $203,750
  • 21: $191,250
  • 22: $178,750
  • 23: $166,250
  • 24: $153,750
  • 25: $141,250
  • 26: $128,750
  • 27: $116,250
  • 28: $104,375
  • 29: $97,750
  • 30: $91,250
  • 31: $86,250
  • 32: $81,250
  • 33: $76,250
  • 34: $71,250
  • 35: $66,250
  • 36: $63,750
  • 37: $61,250
  • 38: $58,750
  • 39: $56,250
  • 40: $53,750
  • 41: $51,250
  • 42: $48,750
  • 43: $46,250
  • 44: $43,750
  • 45: $41,250
  • 46: $38,750
  • 47: $36,875
  • 48: $35,000
  • 49: $33,750
  • 50: $32,500
  • 51: $31,250
  • 52: $30,500
  • 53: $29,875
  • 54: $29,250
  • 55: $28,750
  • 56: $28,250
  • 57: $27,875
  • 58: $27,500
  • 59: $27,250
  • 60: $27,000
  • 61: $26,750
  • 62: $26,500
  • 63: $26,250
  • 64: $26,000
  • 65: $25,750
  • 66: $25,500
  • 67: $25,250
  • 68: $25,000
  • 69: $24,750
  • 70: $24,500
  • 71: $24,400
  • 72: $24,300
  • 73: $24,200
  • 74: $24,100
  • 75: $24,000
  • 76: $23,900
  • 77: $23,800
  • 78: $23,700
  • 79: $23,600

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x