What does the Masters golf tournament champion win?


More than just the Green Jacket: Everything the Masters champion receives for winning the Major at Augusta.

From a replica trophy of the clubhouse and honourary membership to prize money and plenty of ranking points, a Masters win is far more than just the Green Jacket. 


Below are all the things the man who wins the Masters receives, alongside being a Major champion.

The Green Jacket

The champion can keep and wear their jacket anywhere they wish for less than a year, having to hand it back before the following year’s event. Then the jacket can only be worn in Augusta’s grounds.

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The Masters Tournament winner’s cheque

This year’s winner’s cheque is TBC, but it will be very large. Last year, Tiger received $2.07 million, up from the $1.98m Patrick Reed won in 2018.

Only the US Open, which paid winner Bryson DeChambeau $2.25m from the $12.5m purse, and the PGA Tour’s Players Championship, which was due to pay the winner $2.7m from a $15m purse before its March cancellation, are richer.

The Open Championship pays the winner $1.935m from its $10.75 million purse, while the PGA Championship victor receives $1.98m from an $11m purse.

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Five-year peace of mind

For the five years after their Augusta win, the Masters champion can rest easier knowing that he receives an exemption to the PGA Tour and to golf’s other three men’s majors, The Open, US Open and US PGA Championship.

A momento of his Masters win: Trophy & medals

Introduced in 1993, the winner receives a replica of the permanent Masters Trophy (above), which depicts the Clubhouse and includes the names of every winner and runner-up.

He also receives a Masters gold medallion, measuring 3.4 inches in diameter, weighing 2.3 ounces and featuring a view of the Founders Circle in front of the Clubhouse.

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An open-ended Augusta National invite

For as long as he lives, or as long as he can physically swing a club, every Masters winner can enter the tournament again. Theoretically, Jack Burke Jr. could tee it up, but the oldest living Masters champion, now aged 97 and no longer attends.

Masters winner Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson can both play in the tournament for as many years as physically possible.

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