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
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:
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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