2023 WGC-Match Play money: Here’s how much every player made 

Sam Burns

Sam Burns hits a tee shot on Sunday on the 14th hole at Austin Country Club.

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This was sweet. In more ways than one. 

On the first day of the WGC-Match Play, and down four after 13 holes in his match against Denny McCarthy, Keegan Bradley went on a tear. He won 14. He won 15, He won 16. He won 18. He halved the match. 

The difference?

“Man, it was looking pretty bleak there for a while, but I just put my head down,” Bradley said. “My boy gave me Starburst walking down 10, and I put it in my back pocket for good luck, and gave me some good luck.”

So let’s have some fun. As we break down the WGC-Match Play $20 million purse, let’s see just how many Starbursts you can buy with the $3.5 million given to the winner. Here we go:

— There are 12 pieces per pack. 

On Amazon, you can purchase a box of 36 packs for $43.50, or $1.20 per pack. 

— For $3.5 million, you can buy 2,916,666 packs. 

— And for $3.5 million, you can have 34,999,992 pieces of Starburst. 


You can find a complete list of the 2023 WGC-Match Play payouts for each player below. In all, players were playing for a $20 million purse. 

How much every player made at the 2023 WGC-Match Play 

1. Sam Burns $3.5 million 

2. Cameron Young $2.2 million

3. Rory McIlroy $1.42 million

4. Scottie Scheffler $1.145 million

T5. Mackenzie Hughes $645,000
Jason Day $645,000
Xander Schauffele $645,000
Kurt Kitayama $645,000

T9. Max Homa $365,000
Patrick Cantlay $365,000
Matt Kuchar $365,000
J.T. Poston $365,000
J.J. Spaun $365,000
Andrew Putnam $365,000
Billy Horschel $365,000
Lucas Herbert $365,000

T17. Rickie Fowler $219,909
Brian Harman $219,909
Cam Davis $219,909
Ryan Fox $219,909
Si Woo Kim $219,909
Tony Finau $219,909
Adrian Meronk $219,909
Taylor Montgomery $219,909
Russell Henley $219,909
Corey Conners $219,909
Sungjae Im $219,909

T28. Davis Riley $166,000
Keegan Bradley $166,000
Collin Morikawa $166,000

T31. Tom Kim $113,761
Jon Rahm $113,761
Scott Stallings $113,761
Nick Taylor $113,761
Hideki Matsuyama $113,761
Kevin Kisner $113,761
Justin Suh $113,761
Aaron Wise $113,761
Harris English $113,761
Viktor Hovland $113,761
Victor Perez $113,761
Matt Fitzpatrick $113,761
Sahith Theegala $113,761
Min Woo Lee $113,761
Jordan Spieth $113,761
Shane Lowry $113,761
Seamus Power $113,761
Adam Scott $113,761
Adam Hadwin $113,761
Ben Griffin $113,761
Davis Thompson $113,761

T52. Alex Noren $74,857
Keith Mitchell $74,857
Denny McCarthy $74,857
Chris Kirk $74,857
Adam Svensson $74,857
Tommy Fleetwood $74,857
Maverick McNealy $74,857

T59. Christiaan Bezuidenhout $67,500
K.H. Lee $67,500
Tom Hoge $67,500
Will Zalatoris $67,500
Tyrrell Hatton $67,500
Sepp Straka $67,500

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