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Good news if you’ve got a tee time at Augusta National this weekend.

The Masters Tournament Committee has announced a whopping 30% increase to the overall purse on offer.

There is an eye-watering $15million up for grabs this week, up from $11.5million last year. 

That makes the 2022 Masters Tournament the most lucrative major championship in history.

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In addition to a Green Jacket, the new champion will also pocket a cool $2.7million. That’s up by $630,000 on the cheque banked by Hideki Matsuyama in 2021.

The top three finishers on the leaderboard all stand to make a seven-figure sum.

The increase in money makes The Masters the richest major in golf (at least for now).

In 2021, the US PGA had a purse of $12million, the US Open offered a total of $12.5million with The Open worth $11.5million.

2022 Masters Tournament – Prize fund breakdown

1st – $2,700,000
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

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21st – $180,000
22nd – $168,000
23rd – $156,000
24th – $144,000
25th – $132,000
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

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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

The remainder of the professionals in the field will receive cash prizes ranging downwards from $36,900, depending on the scores.


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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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