2023 Wells Fargo Championship purse: Payout info, winner’s share 

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Jason Day wanted to talk about the cut. 

Actually, a lot of folks want to these days. In a look at the participants in the golf wars, LIV Golf keeps everyone around for the weekend, and everyone is guaranteed a paycheck — and in response, the PGA Tour is kicking around the same idea for its elevated-event series. And that’s got folks debating the merits of the 36-hole elimination. 

Like Day. 

Who genuinely seemed interested in learning what everyone thought ahead of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship. Even reporters. 

Reporter: “Jason, how do you think that the designated-event plan has worked out? How’s it worked for you and what do you think about it going forward? 

Day: “I mean, what do you guys think? Do you like it?” 

Reporter: “Well, I think …” 

Day: “Do you like having a cut compared to a non-cut?” 

Reporter. “Well, that’s another issue.” 

Day: “Do you like having the cut?” 

Reporter: “Yes.” 

Day: “I like having the cut, too. I’m like on the other side of what most people think in regards to having a shorter — we’re just going back to the WGC days essentially. You’re going to have a great field, which is great. If you play well in those events, typically you’ll stay inside the top 50 every single year, and typically it’s a lot easier for you to stay in the top 50 that way. I think this year’s worked out great with the cuts. I mean, we’ve had the best players in the world rise to the occasion multiple occasions now. I feel like if we talk about — now, granted I’m not in those meetings, I don’t know all the facts about it, but I look at it and I say if the best players are supposed to stick around for the weekend, we should play better, and I understand that. If we don’t play better, then we have to reevaluate why we didn’t play better and get ourselves in contention. 

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“To keep guys around for four days, I totally understand that side as well, but if I was looking at it, I’d rather have a cut and then — granted, I know that like West Coast to right now, there’s daylight issues so there’s certain types of fields that we can only handle. Yeah, I prefer a cut, I think that would be much better.”

Reporter: “But you understand, too, that part of that was, the idea is to reward guys? It’s guaranteed pay basically in those tournaments.” 

Day: “Why do we need guaranteed pay?” 

Reporter: “It seems to be that — look, some of this is in response to LIV obviously.” 

Day: “Yeah, 100 percent. I don’t think — look, we’ve played golf our whole lives. I think the majority of the fans out there know that you come in, you play two days. If you don’t play well, you’re out, you don’t get paid. That’s just how our lives work. 

“Don’t get me wrong, if I’m in those events and we’re playing for guaranteed money, tremendous. I mean, that’s great. I think the biggest thing we’ve got to work out is see how this year goes, see how next year goes and then put them up against each other. Did the tournaments around the designated events with the no cuts, did they get better as in fields, were there more players there, was there just better play in general to having a no cut to a cut, and then make the decision from there. 

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“I think a lot of the decisions we’ve made, the Tour and the policy board has made over the last year, there obviously has been a reaction to what LIV has brought to the table. To be honest, I think everyone’s better for it. I mean, we’re playing for more money on both sides. What’s more sustainable, I’m not sure, but I’m looking at the picture right now and it feels pretty good. I’m just trying to get back to winning at the end of the day and leave the decision making to Rory and those guys.”

With that, here is the purse for the Wells Fargo Championship. The winner receives $3.6 million, from a purse of $20 million. 

To watch it all, PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ starts its coverage at 7 a.m., while the TV broadcast is split between Golf Channel (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) and CBS (3 p.m.-6 p.m.).

2023 Wells Fargo Championship payout info, winner’s share

1. $3.6 million

2. $2.18 million

3. $1.38 million

4. $980,000

5. $820,000

6. $725,000

7. $675,000

8. $625,000

9. $585,000

10. $545,000

11. $505,000

12. $465,000

13. $425,000

14. $385,000

15. $365,000

16. $345,000

17. $325,000

18. $305,000

19. $285,000

20. $265,000

21. $245,000

22. $225,000

23. $209,000

24. $193,000

25. $177,000

26. $161,000

27. $155,000

28. $149,000

29. $143,000

30. $137,000

31. $131,000

32. $125,000

33. $119,000

34. $114,000

35. $109,000

36. $104,000

37. $99,000

38. $95,000

39. $91,000

40. $87,000

41. $83,000

42. $79,000

43. $75,000

44. $71,000

45. $67,000

46. $63,000

47. $59,000

48. $55,800

49. $53,000

50. $51,400

51. $50,200

52. $49,000

53. $48,200

54. $47,400

55. $47,000

56. $46,600

57. $46,200

58. $45,800

59. $45,400

60. $45,000

61. $44,600

62. $44,200

63. $43,800

64. $43,400

65. $43,000

66. $42,600

67. $42,200

68. $41,800

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