SDC Championship Prize Money Payout 2024

Matthew Baldwin defends his title as the DP World Tour heads to South Africa for the first of two events in the country

Matthew Baldwin with the SDC Championship trophy
Matthew Baldwin defends his title in South Africa
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The International Swing phase of the DP World Tour season concludes with two tournaments in South Africa, beginning with the SDC Championship. The event marks the circuit's first visit to the country since December’s Alfred Dunhill Championship, which was won by LIV Golf’s Dean Burmester.

While the DP World Tour offers a record $148.5m over the course of the season, this week’s tournament has one of the smaller prize funds, at $1.5m, which is $1m less than each of the previous four tournaments.

At last week’s Magical Kenya Open, Darius van Driel claimed his maiden DP World Tour title and first prize of $425,000. However, this week’s victor will have to settle for $255,000.

This week’s purse is also far smaller than the prize fund on offer at the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic, where the winner will claim $1.62m – more than the entire fund available in South Africa. Even that can’t get close to the $25m available at LIV Golf Jeddah, though, of which $4m will head to the winner.

This year’s DP World Tour offers additional financial incentives. For example, the winner of the International Swing phase will earn a $200,000 bonus, while he will also earn entry into the next Rolex Series event, July’s $9m Genesis Scottish Open, as well as each tournament in the Back 9 section of the season.

There are also 3,000 Race to Dubai points on offer as well as world ranking points – something LIV Golf can’t offer.

Below is the prize money payout for the SDC Championship.

SDC Championship Prize Money Payout

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PositionPrize Money
1st$255,000
2nd$165,000
3rd$94,500
4th$75,000
5th$63,600
6th$52,500
7th$45,000
8th$37,500
9th$33,600
10th$30,000
11th$27,600
12th$25,800
13th$24,150
14th$22,950
15th$22,050
16th$21,150
17th$20,250
18th$19,350
19th$18,600
20th$18,000
21st$17,400
22nd$16,950
23rd$16,500
24th$16.050
25th$15,600
26th$15,150
27th$14,700
28th$14,250
29th$13,800
30th$13,350
31st$12,800
32nd$12,450
33rd$12,000
34th$11,550
35th$11,000
36th$10,650
37th$10,350
38th$10,050
39th$9,750
40th$9,450
41st$9,150
42nd$9,000
43rd$8,850
44th$8,250
45th$7,950
46th$7,650
47th$7,350
48th$7,050
49th$6,750
50th$6,450
51st$6,150
52nd$5,850
53rd$5,500
54th$5,250
55th$5,150
56th$4,950
57th$4,800
58th$4,650
59th$4,500
60th$4,350
61st$4,200
62nd$4,050
63rd$3,900
64th$3,750
65th$3,600
66th$3,450
67th$3,300
68th$3,150
69th$3,000
70th$2,850

Who Are The Star Names In The SDC Championship?

Adri Arnaus takes a shot at the Dubai Desert Classic

Adri Arnaus finished runner-up in 2023

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In 2023, Matthew Baldwin cruised to his maiden DP World Tour title at the event helped by a final round of 68, and he defends it at the same venue, St Francis Links. Spaniard Adri Arnaus, who finished seven shots behind Baldwin at last year’s inaugural event, also plays.

Recent winners on the DP World Tour in the field include Qatar Masters champion Rikuya Hoshino and local hero Dylan Frittelli, who won the Bahrain Championship.

Another player in the field who the hopes of many locals will rest with is four-time DP World Tour winner Thriston Lawrence. He is joined by another South African who will be hoping that playing in his homeland inspires victory, two-time DP World Tour winner Okie Strydom.

Other players with wins on the circuit playing this week include Jordan Smith, Adrian Otaegui and Richie Ramsay.

Elsewhere, Andrew "Beef" Johnston makes his first appearance since withdrawing from December's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Where Is The SDC Championship?

The SDC Championship returns to St Francis Links in Eastern Cape. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and was voted South Africa’s best new course in 2007. It has plenty of water and fairways on rugged sandy terrain.

What Is The Prize Money For The SDC Championship?

The prize fund for the SDC Championship is $1.5m. That’s the smallest payout of all the International Swing events of the DP World Tour season to date. The winner will earn $255,000, while the runner-up will take home $165,000.

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