The prize money at this week’s US PGA will blow your mind...

Pga Tees

As observations go, it’s not saying anything particularly original to note that professional golf pays exceptionally well.

Even so, there’s no disputing that the money up for grabs at this week’s US PGA Championship is eye-watering.

A total prize fund of $11million will be shared amongst the players at TPC Harding Park this week, with the eventual winner banking a cool $1.98million.

For context, that’s the equivalent of the average annual income of 32 American households.

• The TaylorMade US PGA staff bag is a HOME RUN!

• US PGA - The bunkered team's predictions

Not bad for four days’ work.

It’s also a marked increase on the money earned by Tiger Woods when he won the first of his first Wanamaker trophies. The 15-time major champion earned $630,000 for his victory at Medinah in 1999. The very first winner of the championship, Jim Barnes, earned $500 for his win at Siwanoy Country Club in New York back in 1906.

LISTEN TO EP 1 OF THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST

Even this year’s runner-up will leave with a seven-figure cheque, with $1.188million going to the player who finishes second.

Here’s a full breakdown of how much each of the top-50 players will earn this week… 

1st: $1.98million
2nd: $1.188million
3rd: $748,000
4th: $528,000
5th: $450,500
6th: $380,000
7th: $343,650
8th: $319,600
9th: $295,600
10th: $272,380

• US PGA: Round 1 tee times

11th: $251,590
12th: $242,400
13th: $214,800
14th: $199,050
15th: $184,280
16th: $170,700
17th: $161,000
18th: $152,000
19th: $143,000
20th: $134,000

• US PGA - The bunkered team's predictions

21st: $125,000
22nd: $116,000
23rd: $107,000
24th: $100,000
25th: $93,000
26th: $87,000
27th: $82,000
28th: $77,000
29th: $74,000
30th: $71,000

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
ARE THESE DRIVERS REALLY BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE? – TaylorMade SIM2 driver review
TaylorMade
play button
IS THIS THE FASTEST DRIVER WE’VE EVER TESTED??? - Callaway Epic Speed, MAX & MAX LS review
Callaway
play button
HAS COBRA CREATED THE PERFECT DRIVER??? - COBRA RADSPEED review
Cobra
play button
WHY THIS SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT SPLIT SET - Callaway Apex irons review
Callaway
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Matthew Wolff details crucial lesson he learned in 2020
Justin Thomas "upset" by Ralph Lauren decision
Rory McIlroy weighs in on Justin Thomas controversy
Tiger Woods pushes back start to 2021 after back op
Tyrrell Hatton puts pen to paper on new equipment deal

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Create more power with your wrists
Watch
play button
How to transition your weight with Peter Barber
Callaway
play button
Tighten your dispersion
Watch
play button
Set up square to the target
Watch
See all videos right arrow