Monday, May 23, 2022

2022 Masters prize money, purse: Payouts, winnings for each golfer from record $15 million pool

AUGUSTA, Ga. — There will be a lot on the line Sunday at the 2022 Masters, and while a cash prize is not at the top of the list for most of the best golfers in the world, there’s still a significant sum on the line available to be claimed over the final 18 holes at Augusta National. Golfers will play for a green jacket, a major championship and also a big check.

The 2022 Masters purse has been set at a record $15 million, paying out a total of $3.5 million more than it has in any prior edition of the tournament. The winner will bring home 18% of that sum ($2.7 million) for winning at Augusta National and taking down an extraordinarily talented Masters field.

While the runner-up will not receive the coveted green jacket, the new second-place prize of $1.62 million is not too shabby, either. That’s more than the winner’s share at nearly every professional golf tournament around the globe in any given year. In fact, 2022 will also be the first Masters in which the third-place finisher receives a seven-figure payday. That person will earn more than the entire field did when Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters.

So while one of the last thing a green jacket-earner will be thinking about come Sunday evening (or Monday morning) is how much money will hit his bank account next week, it’s still tremendous money for the work.

2022 Masters prize money, purse, payouts

Total purse: $15 million

1st (Winner): $2.7 million

2nd: $1,620,000

3rd: $1,020,000

4th: $720,000

5th: $600,000

6th: $540,000

7th: $502,500

8th: $465,000

9th: $435,000

10th: $405,000

11th: $375,000

12th: $345,000

13th: $315,000

14th: $285,000

15th: $270,000

16th: $255,000

17th: $240,000

18th: $225,000

19th: $210,000

20th: $195,000

21st: $180,000 

22nd: $168,000 

23rd: $156,000 

24th: $144,000 

25th: $132,999 

26th: $120,000 

27th: $115,500 

28th: $111,000 

29th: $106,500 

30th: $102,000

31st: $97,500

32nd: $93,000 

33rd: $88,500

34th: $84,750 

35th: $81,000 

36th: $77,250 

37th: $73,500 

38th: $70,500 

39th: $67,500 

40th: $64,500 

41st: $61,500 

42nd: $58,500 

43rd: $55,500

44th: $52,500 

45th: $49,500 

46th: $46,500 

47th: $43,500 

48th: $41,100 

49th: $39,000 

50th: $37,800

When golfers tie for a position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. Every professional golfer who finishes lower than 50th will receive cash prizes ranging downward from $36,900 depending on their scores and finishes among the field. A total of 52 golfer made the cut this year.

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