The green jacket is the priceless prize to the winner of the Masters Tournament, but Scottie Scheffler will take home a lot of the “other” green.
Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 Masters on Sunday for his first career major title. And to make victory even sweeter, Scheffler also won a record-setting first prize $2.7 million from a $15 million purse. Rory McIlroy rallied with a Sunday 64 to take second place and $1.62 million.
Purses in golf have been on an upward trend of late. Last month’s Players Championship, the most prestigious event held by the PGA Tour, had a record $20 million purse. Winner Cameron Smith took home $3.6 million, while runner-up Anirban Lahiri won $2.18 million.
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Last year’s Masters champion, Hideki Matsuyama, won $2.07 million from a purse of nearly $11.5 million. Scheffler earned $630,000 more.
The first Masters champion to earn more than $2 million was Tiger Woods, taking home $2.07 million for his memorable 2019 win. The first player to earn more than $1 million for a win was also Woods, earning $1.008 million from his 2001 win that completed the “Tiger Slam.” (Not surprisingly, the five-time champion is the all-time leading money winner at the Masters with $9,556,069.)
The first winner’s check at the Masters, in 1934, was all of $1,500 for Horton Smith. The first green jacket was awarded to Sam Snead in 1949.
Full breakdown of prize money and payouts from the 2022 Masters
Win: $2,700,000 – Scottie Scheffler
2nd: $1,620,000 – Rory McIlroy
T3: $870,000 – Cameron Smith, Shane Lowry
5th: $600,000 – Collin Morikawa
T6: $521,250 – Will Zalatoris, Corey Conners
T8: $450,000 – Sungjae Im, Justin Thomas
T10: $390,000- Cameron Champ, Charl Schwartzel
T12: $330,000 – Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett
T14: $225,333 – Kevin Na, Min Woo Lee, Harry Higgs, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Talor Gooch, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Kokrak
T23: $138,000 – Harold Varner, Robert MacIntyre, Sergio Garcia, JJ Spaun
T27: $111,000 – Viktor Hovland, Seamus Power, Jon Rahm
T30: $93,150 – Russell Henley, Sepp Straka, Lucas Glover, Hudson Swafford, Marc Leishman
T35: $75,563 – Joaquin Niemann, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson
T39: $63,000 – Patrick Cantlay, Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge, Si Woo Kim
43: $55,500 – Billy Horschel
T44: $51,000 – Kevin Kisner, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
46: $46,500 – Cameron Davis
47: $43,500 – Tiger Woods
T48: $40,050 – Adam Scott, Max Homa
T50: $37,750 – Mackenzie Hughes, Daniel Berger
52: $37,600 – Tyrrell Hatton
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