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
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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