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After a marathon final day at Augusta National, Jon Rahm is the 2023 Masters champion.

The 28-year-old Spaniard closed with a controlled three-under 69 to win by four shots from Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, securing his second major victory on what would have been Seve Ballesteros’ 66th birthday.

There are, of course, many perks that come with winning at Augusta National.

Here’s a quick rundown of just some of the things Rahmbo can look forward to…


Green Jacket 

First awarded to the Masters champion in 1949, the Green Jacket is one of the most iconic prizes in golf. Jon Rahm is the fourth Spaniard to win it, following Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia. Over the next year, he will be able to wear it wherever his travels take him but he must return it to the club next year, when he’ll attempt to become only the fourth man to successfully defend the title. 

Masters trophy 

Hands up everybody who had no idea that the Masters champ gets a trophy? It is, in fact, pretty hefty and pretty magnificent. It is made up of 900 pieces of solid silver and is a replica of the iconic Augusta National clubhouse. It’s been a feature of The Masters since 1961. Like the jacket, this stays on-site, with the winner taking home a smaller replica. 

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Gold medal 

If you never knew that the Masters champions gets a trophy, you probably have no idea that they get a gold medal, too. Just 3.4 inches in diameter, it features a picture of the Founders Circle in front of the clubhouse. Winners have been given one of these since 1934, when the first Masters took place. 

A massive cheque 

How does $3,240,000 sound to you? That’s how much first place pays this year. That’s over half a million more than Scottie Scheffler banked last year and compares very, very favourably with the $486,000 Tiger Woods got in 1997 and the $90,000 Seve Ballesteros received 40 years ago.  

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Lifetime Masters exemption 

Probably one of the best-known perks. Winning The Masters comes with an invitation to compete in the tournament for the rest of your days, a privilege that Arnold Palmer, for example, continued to use right up until he was 74.  

Majors exemption 

In addition to a lifetime exemption to the Masters, Rahm can also look forward to a five-year exemption to the other three majors, as well as regular PGA Tour events. 

World ranking points 

Rahm’s victory at Augusta National has propelled him back to the top of the Official World Rankings, the fourth time that he has been world No.1. The 100 points he secured for winning The Masters could keep him there for some time, too.

Ryder Cup points 

Not that he exactly needed them – he was second on the European Points List and top of the World List coming into Masters week – but Jon Rahm has bagged a ton of Ryder Cup points. Barring injury, he will be on Luke Donald’s side for this year’s clash with the Americans in Rome, where he will make his third appearance for Team Europe. Vamos!

FedEx Cup points 

With his fourth win of the 22/23 PGA Tour season, Rahm has extended his lead at the top of the FedEx Cup standings on the PGA Tour.

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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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