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
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.
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:
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?