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The PGA Tour season came to an end yesterday – and, as has become customary, it was another windfall day for some of the biggest names in the game.

The FedEx Cup bonus pool was increased significantly this year, with even more money – $45million – to go around the top 30 players than ever before.

Eight different players made more than $1m at East Lake yesterday, with the top-five finishers all earning more than the first prize at any other tournament in the game this year… and yes, that includes majors.

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Here’s a look at how the cash was distributed…

1. Rory McIlroy – $15,000,000

2. Xander Schauffele – $5,000,000

T3. Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka – $3,500,000

5. Paul Casey – $2,500,000

6. Adam Scott – $1,900,000

7. Tony Finau – $1,300,000

8. Chez Reavie – $1,100,000

T9. Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama – $843,333

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T12. Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm – $682,500

14. Jason Kokrak – $620,000
15. Gary Woodland – $595,000
T16. Tommy Fleetwood, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar – $551,666
T19. Sungjae Im, Rickie Fowler – $512,500

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T21. Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer, Patrick Cantlay – $487,000
T24. Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker – $450,500
T26. Justin Rose, Corey Conners – $430,000
28. Charles Howell III – $415,000
T29. Lucas Glover, Dustin Johnson – $400,000

Incidentally, Rory McIlroy could have won the last seven major championships and not made as much as he made yesterday.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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