2022 Masters Purse: How Much Money Will the Winner Take Home?

The 2022 Masters Tournament is coming down to the wire. Heading into the final round at Augusta National Golf Club, World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler holds a three-stroke lead over Australian Cameron Smith. If he’s able to close the deal on Sunday, Scheffler would notch his second win in a row and his fourth in six starts.

Talk about a hot streak.

With a win, Scheffler would also take home the most lucrative prize in Masters history. So, what is the 2022 Masters purse, and how much money will the winner get?

2022 Masters purse is the largest ever

Hideki Matsuyama poses after winning the Masters.
Hideki Matsuyama poses during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the 2021 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

For the last three years, the purse for the Masters was set at $11.5 million, with the winner taking home $2.07 million himself. But prize pools on the PGA Tour have exploded this season, and the Masters is following suit.

Over the weekend, Augusta National officials announced a $15 million purse for the 2022 Masters, which is the largest in the history of the iconic tournament. Even though this year’s purse will set a tournament record, it won’t even mark the biggest payout of the PGA Tour season. Last month’s Players Championship set its purse at $20 million. Cameron Smith, the champion, took home a whopping $3.6 million for the largest payout in PGA Tour history.

The winner of the 2022 Masters won’t bank that much cash, but he will win a substantial amount in addition to a green jacket.

The winner of the 2022 Masters will take home a record $2.7 million

The green jacket won’t be the only green the winner at Augusta National will take home this Sunday. Thanks to the record purse, the Masters champion will win $2.7 million for the largest prize in tournament history.

Check out the full breakdown of payouts below:

Winner: $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: $218,500
15th: $207,000
16th: $195,500
17th: $184,000
18th: $172,500
19th: $161,000
20th: $149,500
21st: $138,000
22nd: $128,800 
23rd: $119,600 
24th: $110,400 
25th: $101,200 
26th: $92,000
27th: $88,550 
28th: $85,100 
29th: $81,650 
30th: $78,200 
31st: $74,750 
32nd: $71,300 
33rd: $67,850 
34th: $64,975
35th: $62,100 
36th: $59,225 
37th: $56,350 
38th: $54,050
39th: $51,750 
40th: $49,450
41st: $47,150 
42nd: $44,850 
43rd: $42,550 
44th: $40,250 
45th: $37,950 
46th: $35,650
47th: $33,350 
48th: $31,510 
49th: $29,900
50th: $28,980

The $2.7 million is Scottie Scheffler’s to lose

Scheffler entered the 2022 Masters as the new World No. 1 and the hottest golfer on planet earth. That hasn’t changed at Augusta National.

The 25-year-old fired three straight under-par rounds to reach 9-under, and he’s three strokes clear of the rest of the field entering the final round. Smith is right behind at 6-under, Sungjae Im is in striking distance at 4-under, and two players are tied at 2-under.

Smith seems to be the only player capable of catching Scheffler on Sunday, but it will take a special final round to do so. The Masters — and the $2.7 million prize — is Scheffler’s to lose.

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