What do players get for winning the PGA Championship?

Rory McIlroy lifts the Wanamaker Trophy at the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

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Winning any major will bestow upon its winner a lifetime of prestige and a permanent spot in history. However, there’s more to winning than just being able to hoist the trophy above your head; the winner of the 2020 PGA Championship will also receive a litany of additional benefits.

Things like this:

  • The grand prize of $1,980,000, 18% of the $11,000,000 purse
  • A smaller, replica version of the Wanamaker Trophy (they get to keep this one)
  • 600 FedEx cup points (the winner of the FedEx Cup at the end of the season is awarded $10 million)
  • 100 Official World Golf Ranking points
  • Eligibility to participate in the PGA Championship for life
  • Automatic invitation to play in the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and Players Championship for the next five years
  • Guaranteed membership on the PGA Tour for the next five years
  • Guaranteed membership on the European Tour for the next seven years

Not a bad haul. Dustin Johnson leads the field by one heading into the final round on Sunday at TPC Harding, but two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka is just two strokes back and looking for his fifth career major title.

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