How much will the winner earn this week at Kiawah Island?
PGA Championship Prize Money 2021
The PGA Championship for 2021 will be decided later on today as the wind offers up something different for the final day's play.
However, the Wanamaker Trophy aside, there are plenty of other incentives on offer, including a split of the $11 million prize fund.
Related: PGA Championship Leaderboard 2021
The prize fund stays the same as the previous three years, with the winner once again earning just short of $2 million.
Below we detail how the prize money breaks down for the 103rd PGA Championship.
Players that tie for a place will split an average of the combined winnings of their respective spots on the leaderboard.
PGA Championship Prize Money 2021
The PGA Championship Winner will get the following exemptions
- A lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship
- The Masters - five-year exemption
- US Open - five-year exemption
- Open Championship - five-year exemption
- PGA Tour - five-year exemption
- A seven-year exemption on the European Tour
- Two points for every $1,000 earned in the PGA Championship toward a berth on the rescheduled 2020 Ryder Cup, taking place in September 2021 (provided he is American-born)
- 30 points toward the 2021 PGA Player of the Year Award (Note: Should a player win more than one major Championship in one year, an additional 50 bonus points for each win are awarded toward the PGA Player of the Year Award)
- 100 points towards Official World Golf Ranking (Only 24 are awarded for winning a PGA Tour event)
Other PGA Championship Benefits
- The top four scorers and ties in the PGA Championship are eligible to compete in the following year’s Masters.
- The top 30 scorers and ties are exempt from local qualifying (but not Sectional) for the following year’s U.S. Open.
Last year's Championship offered up a total purse of $11m, with the winner, Collin Morikawa, taking home $1.98m.
The 2021 PGA Championship purse will rank third once again in the Major money standings, with the US Open offering a purse of $12m, The Masters paying out $11.5m and the Open Championship offering an increased $10.75m.
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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!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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