Here is the full breakdown of the prize money that each golfer will win if he places in the top 50 at the 2018 Masters from Augusta National.
Sunday at The Masters is finally upon us and by day’s end, one competitor will walk away with the green jacket and the top prize purse: $1.98 million, as reported by the PGA and the same as last year’s winner, Sergio Garcia. The total purse for this year’s event will top $11 million.
In 2015 and 2016, Danny Willett and Jordan Spieth took home first place payouts of $1.8 million for their winning performances. Through its 82 tournaments, The Masters has produced a long, storied tradition of legendary winners.
Back at the first Masters tournament in 1934, Horton Smith defeated Craig Woods by two strokes. That year Smith took home $1,500 for his first place finish. In comparison, even those who missed the cut this week will earn $10,000. With a battle fitting of Sunday at The Masters, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy will tee off atop the leaderboard to compete for the day’s top pay.
Here is how much money the Top 50 golfers win at the 2018 Masters:
1st: $1.98 million
2nd: $1.188 million
While only the top-50 payouts are revealed the remaining competitors to make the cut will get paid a maximum of $27,060 based upon score. While the $11 million purse is significant at The Masters, it still falls short to the top paying major. Last year’s U.S. Open paid out a record $12 million.