The Winner of This Year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs Will Take Home the Largest Cash Prize in Golf History

The FedEx Cup isn’t the ultimate prize on the PGA Tour because of the shiny trophy or the history involved with the event. No, it’s the ultimate prize because of the epic bag of cash the winner gets to take home with them.

This year, that bag will be larger than it’s ever been in FedEx Cup Playoffs history. So, how much money will the winner of this year’s race to the FedEx Cup bank, and how will the record-setting prize money pool be split among the top-30 finishers?

The winner of the FedEx Cup Playoffs will earn a record-setting paycheck

With LIV Golf offering players nine-digit contracts to join the rival league, the PGA Tour has been forced to step up its game when it comes to winner’s paychecks. That’s exactly what it has done for the FedEx Cup Playoffs this season.

The winner of the season-long race to the FedEx Cup title will take home a whopping $18 million, which will mark the largest payout for a single event in golf history. That’s a $3 million upgrade from last year’s FedEx Cup when Patrick Cantlay won $15 million for his impressive triumph.

It won’t just be the winner who brings home a mountain of cash, though. The top four players in the final FedEx Cup standings will all take home at least $4 million. For reference, the largest winner’s payout this season was $3.6 million for Cameron Smith at the Players Championship.

Full FedEx Cup prize money pool and payouts

The FedEx Cup trophy is shown.
The FedEx Cup trophy is shown during the final round of the 2021 Tour Championship | David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

FedEx Cup prize money pool: $75 million

PositionPrize Money
Winner$18,000,000
2$6,500,000
3$5,000,000
4$4,000,000
5$3,000,000
6$2,500,000
7$2,000,000
8$1,500,000
9$1,250,000
10$1,000,000
11$950,000
12$900,000
13$850,000
14$800,000
15$760,000
16$720,000
17$700,000
18$680,000
19$660,000
20$640,000
21$620,000
22$600,000
23$580,000
24$565,000
25$550,000
26$540,000
27$530,000
28$520,000
29$510,000
30$500,000

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