The winner of the Tour Championship will take home HUGE money

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Patrick Cantlay has the chance for an all-time payday at the Tour Championship.

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After a LONG 2021 season, we’ve finally reached the finish line: the final event of the 2021 PGA Tour season, the Tour Championship. Below, find everything you need to know about the Tour Championship’s massive money prize, including purse, payout information and winner’s share.

Tour Championship final round preview

As it turns out, holding a hefty lead at the beginning of a golf tournament is a fairly accurate predictor for success in that golf tournament. The FedEx Cup Playoff format, which spots the leaders a handful of strokes heading into the Tour Championship, has worked like a charm in 2021. Through three rounds at the Tour Championship, the leader is the exact same person who entered the tournament in first place, and at 10 under: Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay (-20) has held onto his two-stroke lead heading into the weekend, but he’ll have to bring his A-game on Sunday to hold off a host of challengers highlighted by Jon Rahm.

Rahm (-18) is back in the hunt in a big-time event for the first time since winning the U.S. Open in June, and is looking for his first-ever FedEx Cup victory. Behind him, Justin Thomas (-15) is looking to mount a late charge, but has significant ground to make up at East Lake on Sunday.

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Further back, Bryson DeChambeau (-9) is looking to make up ground on Sunday. His foil, Brooks Koepka, withdrew from the Championship on Saturday with an undisclosed wrist injury.

Below, find the complete payout information, including winner’s share, for the Tour Championship’s mammoth $46 million (!) purse; you can catch the action all afternoon long on NBC.

Tour Championship payout information, winner’s share

1. $15,000,000

2. $5,000,000

3. $4,000,000

4. $3,000,000

5. $2,500,000

6. $1,900,000

7. $1,300,000

8. $1,100,000

9. $950,000

10. $830,000

11. $750,000

12. $705,000

13. $660,000

14. $620,000

15. $595,000

16. $570,000

17. $550,000

78. $535,000

19. $520,000

20. $505,000

21. $490,000

22. $478,000

23. $466,000

24. $456,000

25. $445,000

26. $435,000

27. $425,000

28. $415,000

29. $405,000

30. $395,000

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James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a broad range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow, during which time he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from.