How big is the Masters purse? Here’s how it compares to other top events

jon rahm puts the green jacket on scottie scheffler after winning the 2024 masters at augusta national

Scottie Scheffler won his second green jacket on Sunday.

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The 2024 Masters is complete, and Scottie Scheffler is a champion at Augusta National yet again. His Sunday 68 was spectacular and it helped him cruise to a four-shot victory. His prize? A green jacket, the Masters Trophy and a check for $3.6 million.

While money isn’t top of mind when it comes to winning major championships, it sure is a nice bonus. So how big is the Masters purse? And how does it compare to golf’s other top events? We break it all down below.

How big is the Masters purse?

Augusta National released the purse info on Saturday with news that the purse for the 2024 Masters had increased to $20 million. This was $2 million higher than last year and $5 million more than 2022. For his efforts, Scheffler received $3.6 million, while second-place finisher Ludvig Aberg took home $2.16 million of his own.

How does the Masters purse stack up?

The majors (along with the Players Championship) have long been the most lucrative tournaments in the sport, and with the LIV-PGA Tour divide, purses have increased across the board. Last month’s Player Championship had a total purse of $25 million, while every other Signature Event on Tour has a purse of $20 million. LIV events have weekly purses of $25 million ($20 million for the portion).

Purse info has not yet been released for the year’s three remaining majors, but we can look to past years for clues. Last year, the U.S. Open purse was $20 million, the PGA Championship’s was $17.5 million and the Open Championship’s was $16.5 million.

How much did every player make?

With $20 million on the line Sunday, there was plenty of cash to go around. Scheffler took home the largest piece of the pie (obviously) but every player who made the cut had a pretty solid week. Check out below for a breakdown of how much every player made.

Win: Scottie Scheffler, $3.6 million
2. Ludvig Aberg, $2.16 million
T3. Collin Morikawa, $1,040,000
T3. Tommy Fleetwood, $1,040,000
T3. Max Homa, $1,040,000
T6. Cameron Smith, $695,000
T6. Bryson DeChambeau, $695,000
8. Xander Schauffele, $620,000
T9. Will Zalatoris, $540,000
T9. Tyrrell Hatton, $540,000
T9. Cameron Young, $540,000
T12. Patrick Reed, $405,000
T12. Matthieu Pavon, $405,000
T12. Adam Schenk, $405,000
T12. Cameron Davis, $405,000
T16. Sepp Straka, $310,000
T16. Chris Kirk, $310,000
T16. Byeong Hun An, $310,000
T16. Nicolai Hojgaard, $310,000
T20. Taylor Moore, $250,000
T20. Lucas Glover, $250,000
T22. Keegan Bradley, $175,500
T22. Min Woo Lee, $175,500
T22. Harris English, $175,500
T22. Adam Scott, $175,500
T22. Joaquin Niemann, $175,500
T22. Rory McIlroy, $175,500
T22. Matt Fitzpatrick, $175,500
T22. Patrick Cantlay, $175,500
T30. Tom Kim, $124,200
T30. Jason Day, $124,200
T30. Si Woo Kim, $124,200
T30. J.T. Poston, $124,200
T30. Rickie Fowler, $124,200
T35. Kurt Kitayama, $103,000
T35. Camilo Villegas, $103,000
T35. Akshay Bhatia, $103,000
T38. Russell Henley, $86,000
T38. Corey Conners, $86,000
T38. Luke List, $86,000
T38. Hideki Matsuyama, $86,000
T38. Ryan Fox, $86,000
T43. Phil Mickelson, $72,000
T43. Shane Lowry, $72,000
T45. Denny McCarthy, $57,200
T45. Jose Maria Olazabal, $57,200
T45. Sahith Theegala, $57,200
T45. Brooks Koepka, $57,200
T45. Jon Rahm, $57,200
T45. Danny Willett, $57,200
51. Grayson Murray, $49,200
52. Eric Cole, $48,000
T53. Adam Hadwin, $46,800
T53. Neal Shipley (a), $0
T55. Jake Knapp, $44,400
T55. Erik van Rooyen, $44,400
T55. Tony Finau, $44,400
T58. Vijay Singh, $41,400
T58. Thorbjorn Olesen, $41,400
60. Tiger Woods, $39,600
MC. $10,000

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