How much do you get for winning The Masters? This year’s prize money is announced with a purse of more than $10 for those who made the cut.
The final round of The Masters is underway with Justin Spieth holding a four-stroke lead over Justin Rose before the two tee off at 2:50, but both are guaranteed a significant payday for their work over the previous three days at Augusta National.
If Spieth is able to continue his marvelous tournament with a strong day in Sunday’s final round and win the green jacket, he will win $1.8 million in the process of being the youngest Masters winner since Tiger Woods.
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He owned the leaderboard from the beginning, setting a tournament record through 36 holes with a -14 and later set the record through 54 holes with a -16 before play begins later today. If Spieth shoots a 68 or better in his final round, he will set the record through 72 holes and be the first Masters winner to shoot -20.
In total, there is a $10 million purse for the 50 players who make the cut this year, but there is a steep drop from winning to second place, so there could be a point later today where someone wins or loses hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single putt.
According to the Augusta Chronicle, here is the breakdown of the prize money by position.
Spieth will have plenty of supporters as he looks to be the first Masters champion to go wire-to-wire since Raymond Floyd pulled off the feat in 1976.
Rose trails him by four strokes with Phil Mickelson down five and Charley Hoffman off the pace by six strokes. Then there is a logjam of golfers tied for fifth place with Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Kevin Streelman, Kevin Na and Dustin Johnson all at -6.
Do you think Tiger or Rory are capable of making a move up the leaderboard and putting heat on the Spieth and the group of leaders? If Tiger or Rory get off to a hot start and hit a few birdies to begin their round, they could get the crowd rallying behind them and make for an interesting finish.
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