How Much Will The Winner Of The Players Championship Receive?

How Much Will The Winner Of The Players Championship Receive?

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The winner of The Players Championship will receive an eye-watering $2.7 million of the $15 million purse. The highest prize pool for a golf tournament ever.

How Much Will The Winner Of The Players Championship Receive?

The Players Championship features the most elite field of the year, with 48 of the world's top 50 featuring at TPC Sawgrass.

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With such a huge field, the prize money for The Players Championship is simply staggering. The prize pool is a whopping $15 million, the largest ever for one event.

So vast, in fact, that it actually works out more than the entire 1982 PGA Tour season, where players were playing for $14 million.

The champion of The Players Championship will receive an astonishing $2.7 million; that's only a million less than Arnold Palmer's career earnings on the PGA Tour.

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Second place will finish the tournament $1.6 million richer, whilst third place will still leave Florida with a cool million dollars.

What's more staggering is that the top 45 finishers this year will each claim more than $50,000 and, if you make the cut, you're guaranteed $30,000 no matter what you shoot on the weekend.

The Players Championship pays out more than the four Major Championships, with the US Open the second highest paid event at $12.5 million.

The Players Prize Money

Bryson DeChambeau picked up $2.25 million for his US Open win. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

At the most recent Major, the Masters, the top 24 made more than $100,000 each whilst the top 30 at The Players Championship will make that number.

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It's set to be a dramatic final day and whoever claims the title on Sunday is set to make a very large and healthy payday.

Matt Cradock
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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