2022 Players Championship: How Much Money Will the Winner Take Home?

The 2022 Players Championship is moving at a snail’s pace, as torrential downpours and driving winds have hammered TPC Sawgrass over the first few rounds of the tournament. But at some point in the next few days (hopefully, at least), we’ll be able to crown a champion.

That eventual champion is going to be a very, very happy man considering the 2022 Players features the largest purse in PGA Tour history. So, how big of a number will be on the winner’s check?

The winner of the 2022 Players Championship will receive $3.6 million

A Players Championship flag.
A pin flag is displayed during the 2022 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Back in 2019, The Players Championship upped its purse to a record-setting $12.5 million, with the winner, Rory McIlroy, pocketing a cool $2.25 million. Two years later, the purse jumped up again to $15 million, and Justin Thomas took home $2.7 million for his heroic victory.

But The Players isn’t slowing down.

In 2022, the purse for The Players Championship is set at a record $20 million. The golfer who conquers TPC Sawgrass this week will receive a whopping $3.6 million, which is by far the biggest payout in PGA Tour history.

Not even major championships can compete with the Tour’s flagship event. Major winners typically bank just over $2 million, which is just over half of what the 2022 Players champion will take home this week.

No pressure.

2022 Players payouts are a joke

Not only will the winner of the 2022 Players Championship add $3.6 million to his bank account, but second and third place will also be happy campers. Second place will win a ridiculous $2.18 million, while third place will receive $1.38 million.

As for the player who comes in last after making the cut? He’ll still walk away with a cool $43,000. Check out the full list of payouts below, per CBS Sports:

1st: $3,600,000
2nd: $2,180,000
3rd: $1,380,000
4th: $980,000
5th: $820,000
6th: $725,000
7th: $675,000
8th: $625,000
9th: $585,000
10th: $545,000
11th: $505,000
12th: $465,000
13th: $425,000
14th: $385,000
15th: $365,000
16th: $345,000
17th: $325,000
18th: $305,000
19th: $285,000
20th: $265,000
21st: $245,000
22nd: $225,000
23rd: $209,000
24th: $193,000
25th: $177,000
26th: $161,000
27th: $155,000
28th: $149,000
29th: $143,000
30th: $137,000
31st: $131,000
32nd: $125,000
33rd: $119,000
34th: $114,000
35th: $109,000
36th: $104,000
37th: $99,000
38th: $95,000
39th: $91,000
40th: $87,000
41st: $83,000
42nd: $79,000
43rd: $75,000
44th: $71,000
45th: $67,000
46th: $63,000
47th: $59,000
48th: $55,800
49th: $53,000
50th: $51,400
51st: $50,200
52nd: $49,000
53rd: $48,200
54th: $47,400
55th: $47,000
56th: $46,600
57th: $46,200
58th: $45,800
59th: $45,400
60th: $45,000
61st: $44,600
62nd: $44,200
63rd: $43,800
64th: $43,400
65th: $43,000

Sam Burns and Tom Hoge tied for the lead through two rounds

It may be two days late, but the second round of The Players has finally wrapped up after a few major weather delays. Many top players including Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka will miss the cut, while the top of the leaderboard features some surprising names.

Sam Burns and Tom Hoge will head to the “weekend” with the co-lead at 7 under par. Harold Varner III and Erik Van Rooyen are right behind the leaders at 6 under, and seven players are tied for fifth at 5 under.

Just as everyone predicted, right?

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