The Masters: HUGE prize money increase announced

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Good news if you’ve got a tee time at Augusta National this weekend.

The Masters Tournament Committee has announced a whopping 30% increase to the overall purse on offer.

There is an eye-watering $15million up for grabs this week, up from $11.5million last year. 

That makes the 2022 Masters Tournament the most lucrative major championship in history.

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In addition to a Green Jacket, the new champion will also pocket a cool $2.7million. That’s up by $630,000 on the cheque banked by Hideki Matsuyama in 2021.

The top three finishers on the leaderboard all stand to make a seven-figure sum.

The increase in money makes The Masters the richest major in golf (at least for now).

In 2021, the US PGA had a purse of $12million, the US Open offered a total of $12.5million with The Open worth $11.5million.

2022 Masters Tournament – Prize fund breakdown

1st – $2,700,000
2nd – $1,620,000
3rd – $1,020,000
4th – $720,000
5th – $600,000
6th – $540,000
7th – $502,500
8th – $465,000
9th – $435,000
10th – $405,000
11th – $375,000
12th – $345,000
13th – $315,000
14th – $285,000
15th – $270,000
16th – $255,000
17th – $240,000
18th – $225,000
19th – $210,000
20th – $195,000

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21st – $180,000
22nd – $168,000
23rd – $156,000
24th – $144,000
25th – $132,000
26th – $120,000
27th – $115,500
28th – $111,000
29th – $106,500
30th – $102,000
31st – $97,500
32nd – $93,000
33rd – $88,500
34th – $84,750
35th – $81,000

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36th – $77,250
37th – $73,500
38th – $70,500
39th – $67,500
40th – $64,500
41st – $61,500
42nd – $58,500
43rd – $55,500
44th – $52,500
45th – $49,500
46th – $46,500
47th – $43,500
48th – $41,100
49th – £39,000
50th – $37,800

The remainder of the professionals in the field will receive cash prizes ranging downwards from $36,900, depending on the scores.





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