2023 Memorial Tournament money: Here’s how much every player made 

David Lipsky hits a shot on Saturday on the 18th hole at Muirfield Village.

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Let’s talk snake liquor. Trust that we’ll tie this back into the money for the Memorial Tournament. 

David Lipsky, you see, says he’s played on every continent except Antarctica in his 12 years as a pro. And so you see some things. And eat and drink some things. So on Friday at Muirfield Village, he was asked for some of his more “unique” eating experiences. 

And burger, fries and a Coke this is not.

“I mean, there’s been a lot,” Lipsky said. “I remember playing in Vietnam and I had snake liquor from a restaurant. There’s a snake at the bottom of this barrel and that was it. They were distilling some alcohol and the owner gave us a couple shots.

“It was terrible. But I still took it.”

Wild. As has been Lipksy’s journey. Here’s the rundown he gave. He missed PGA Tour Q-School in 2011. Then he played the Asian Tour. Then he played the now-named Korn Ferry Tour. Then he played back on the Asian Tour. Then he played the now-named DP World Tour. Then he said he took “a gamble.” He went back to the Korn Ferry — and he earned his card to the PGA Tour last year. 

“So life’s good,” Lipsky said. 

Indeed. He headed into the Memorial’s final round on Sunday in a tie for the lead — and he was in line for a monstrous payday. The winner of this designated event? He gets $3.6 million from a $20 million pot. 

And that’s a long way from snake liquor. Which led to this fun exchange:

“I guess when you’re drinking snake alcohol in Malaysia and Vietnam, are you thinking about playing here then?”

“You’re not thinking about too much actually,” Lipsky said, “I can guarantee you that.”

How much every player made at the 2023 Memorial Tournament 

1. Viktor Hovland $3.6 million

2. Denny McCarthy $2.18 million

3. Scottie Scheffler $1.38 million

4. Si Woo Kim $980,000

T5. Andrew Putnam $772,500
Jordan Spieth $772,500

T7. Adam Schenk $650,000
Rory McIlroy $650,000

T9. Adam Scott $545,000
Rickie Fowler $545,000
Matt Fitzpatrick $545,000

T12. Tyrrell Hatton $410,000
Lee Hodges $410,000
Wyndham Clark $410,000
David Lipsky $410,000

T16. Luke List $275,500
Sam Burns $275,500
Shane Lowry $275,500
Jon Rahm $275,500
Sepp Straka $275,500
Joseph Bramlett $275,500
Russell Henley $275,500
Hideki Matsuyama $275,500

T24. Byeong Hun An $163,000
Beau Hossler $163,000
Xander Schauffele $163,000
Eric Cole $163,000
Gary Woodland $163,000
Stephan Jaeger $163,000

T30. Ryan Fox $117,250
Garrick Higgo $117,250
Austin Eckroat $117,250
J.J. Spaun $117,250
Patrick Rodgers $117,250
Patrick Cantlay $117,250
Keegan Bradley $117,250
Mark Hubbard $117,250

T38. J.T. Poston $91,000
Luke Donald $91,000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout $91,000

T41. Taylor Montgomery $71,000
Seamus Power $71,000
Brandt Snedeker $71,000
Sam Stevens $71,000
S.H. Kim $71,000
Justin Suh $71,000
Sungjae Im $71,000

T48. Thomas Detry $52,600
Matt Wallace $52,600
Emiliano Grillo $52,600
Keith Mitchell $52,600

T52. Harris English $48,600
Alex Noren $48,600

T54. Davis Riley $47,200
Danny Willett $47,200

T56. Davis Thompson $46,400
Sam Ryder $46,400

T58. Sahith Theegala $45,600
Chez Reavie $45,600

T60. Stewart Cink $44,800
Taylor Pendrith $44,800

62. Matt Kuchar $44,200

63. Sam Bennett $43,800

64. Lanto Griffin $43,400

65. Tom Hoge $43,000

66. Collin Morikawa $42,600

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