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There is a record $25million up for grabs at this week’s PLAYERS Championship, with the top-five finishers all set to walk away with seven-figure cheques.  

The winner of the PGA Tour’s flagship tournament will bank an eye-watering $4.5million. That’s $900,000 more than Cam Smith earned for his victory at TPC Sawgrass last year and TEN TIMES what Nick Price pocketed after his win in the tournament 30 years ago.  

The PLAYERS Championship prize money has doubled in the last four years and is a far cry from the $250,000 that was available at the first edition of the championship in 1974. 

• The PLAYERS: Round 1 tee times

• The PLAYERS preview, betting tips & how to watch

The world’s top-three players – Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy – have each other for company in the opening two rounds this week, with Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth amongst the other betting favourites.  

Here’s a full breakdown of how the dough will be split up… 

The PLAYERS Championship prize money 

  1. $4,500,000
  2. $2,725,000
  3. $1,725,000
  4. $1,225,000
  5. $1,025,000
  6. $906,250
  7. $843,750
  8. $781,250
  9. $731,250
  10. $681,250
  11. $631,250
  12. $581,250
  13. $531,250
  14. $481,250
  15. $456,250
  16. $431,250
  17. $406,250
  18. $381,250
  19. $356,250
  20. $331,250
  21. $306,250
  22. $281,250
  23. $261,250
  24. $241,250
  25. $221,250
  26. $201,250
  27. $193,750
  28. $186,250
  29. $178,750
  30. $171,250
  31. $163,750
  32. $156,250

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  1. $148,750
  2. $142,500
  3. $136,250
  4. $130,000
  5. $123,750
  6. $118,750
  7. $113,750
  8. $108,750
  9. $103,750
  10. $98,750
  11. $93,750
  12. $88,750
  13. $83,750
  14. $78,750
  15. $73,750
  16. $69,750
  17. $66,250
  18. $64,250
  19. $62,750
  20. $61,250
  21. $60,250
  22. $59,250
  23. $58,750
  24. $58,250
  25. $57,750
  26. $57,250
  27. $56,750
  28. $56,250
  29. $55,750
  30. $55,250
  31. $54,750
  32. $54,250
  33. $53,750

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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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