The Masters 2019 purse: How much did Tiger Woods win?

Tiger Woods won The Masters for the fifth time and he’s cashing in with more than $2 million in prize money.

For the first time since 2005 and for the fifth time overall, Tiger Woods is The Masters champion. This was the first major championship for Tiger since he beat Rocco Mediate in a playoff to win the 2008 U.S. Open and brings him within three of tying Jack Nicklaus for the most majors of all time.

As part of his win at the 2019 Masters, Tiger will receive a record $2,070,000, an increase from the $1.98 million Patrick Reed took home as last year’s champion. The difference between first and second was one stroke, but also more than $800,000 as the runner-up takes in $1,242,000 in prize money.

Naturally, the decrease in prize money decreases significantly each rung of the ladder you drop, but everyone who participated in The Masters received at least $10,000, so even if you missed the cut, you got that going for you, which is nice. The total purse for the 2019 Masters was $11.5 million, up from last year’s $11 million purse.

The Masters purse breakdown, courtesy of pga.com.

  • 3rd: $782,000
  • 4th: $552,000
  • 5th: $460,000
  • 6th: $414,000
  • 7th: $385,250
  • 8th: $356,500
  • 9th: $333,500
  • 10th: $310,500
  • 11th: $287,500
  • 12th: $264,500
  • 13th: $241,500
  • 14th: $218,500
  • 15th: $207,000
  • 16th: $195,500
  • 17th: $184,000
  • 18th: $172,500
  • 19th: $161,000
  • 20th: $149,500
  • 21st: $138,000
  • 22nd: $128,800
  • 23rd: $119,600
  • 24th: $110,400
  • 25th: $101,200
  • 26th: $92,000
  • 27th: $88,550
  • 28th: $85,100
  • 29th: $81,650
  • 30th: $78,200
  • 31st: $74,750
  • 32nd: $71,300
  • 33rd: $67,850
  • 34th: $64,975
  • 35th: $62,100
  • 36th: $59,225
  • 37th: $56,350
  • 38th: $54,050
  • 39th: $51,750
  • 40th: $49,450
  • 41st: $47,150
  • 42nd: $44,850
  • 43rd: $42,550
  • 44th: $40,250
  • 45th: $37,950
  • 46th: $35,650
  • 47th: $33,350
  • 48th: $31,510
  • 49th: $29,900
  • 50th: $28,980

The purse for The Masters is much larger than most PGA Tour events because of the size of the field. Most PGA Tour events have 156 players in the field but The Masters was limited to only 87 players last year.