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The 2023 Players Championship is officially here, as 144 of the world’s best will make the trek to TPC Sawgrass this week and battle it out for the largest cash prize in PGA Tour history. That’s right, the Players Championship will feature the largest purse and the largest winner’s payout we’ve ever seen in professional golf.

No pressure, right?

Let’s check out the record-setting purse for the 2023 Players Championship and see how much money the winner will take home on Sunday afternoon.

The winner of the 2023 Players Championship will bank a record $4.5 million

The Players Championship trophy is shown.
The Players Championship trophy is shown during a practice round at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Call it a concerted effort to reward the best golfers in the world. Call it a direct response to LIV Golf’s monstrous signing bonuses and purses. Whatever you call it, the PGA Tour is offering more money to its players this season than ever before.

The Tour added 17 elevated events (including major championships) to the schedule this season, most of which carry purses of $20 million. The Players Championship, though, is the largest of them all.

In 2023, the purse for the Players Championship is set at $25 million, which is the most lucrative purse in PGA Tour history. The 2022 Tour Championship offered a purse of $70 million with a winner’s share of $17 million, but that’s not an official PGA Tour event.

The winner of the Players Championship will go home with a record-setting $4.5 million prize. For reference, the previous high was $3.6 million. Not even LIV Golf is offering that much money for the winner of a tournament. All individual winners on the rival tour this year will bank $4 million.

2023 Players Championship purse and payouts

Finishing positionPayout
Winner$4,500,000
2$2,725,000
3$1,725,000
4$1,225,000
5$1,025,000
6$906,250
7$843,750
8$781,250
9$731,250
10$681,250
11$631,250
12$581,250
13$531,250
14$481,250
15$456,250
16$431,250
17$406,250
18$381,250
19$356,250
20$331,250
21$306,250
22$281,250
23$261,250
24$241,250
25$221,250
26$201,250
27$193,750
28$186,250
29$178,750
30$171,250
31$163,750
32$156,250
33$148,750
34$142,500
35$136,250
36$130,000
37$123,750
38$118,750
39$113,750
40$108,750
41$103,750
42$98,750
43$93,750
44$88,750
45$83,750
46$78,750
47$73,750
48$69,750
49$66,250
50$64,250
51$62,750
52$61,250
53$60,250
54$59,250
55$58,750
56$58,250
57$57,750
58$57,250
59$56,750
60$56,250
61$55,750
62$55,250
63$54,750
64$54,250
65$53,750