PAY DAY IN MEMPHIS

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

 

Photo by Ben Jared Brendon Todd waves reflexively on the 18th green

With a victory on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Brendon Todd will pocket the $1.82 million first-place prize money payout. That’s quite the winner’s check for a journeyman pro who was considering giving up the game to open up a pizza franchise not all that long ago.

To get a better idea of just how big a payday that would be for Todd, consider this. The 35-year-old has played nine seasons on the PGA Tour prior to 2019-’20. In only one of those (2013-’14) has he earned more than $1.82 million for the entire season.
 
Here’s the sobering breakdown of Todd’s yearly earnings:
 
2008-’09: $203,841
2011-’12: $474,295
2012-’13: $473,220
2013-’14: $3,396,747
2014-’15: $1,809,192
2015-’16: $75,772
2016-’17: $14,925
2017-’18: $0
2018-’19: $252,546
 
And so the $1.82 million prize money payout would be more than Todd made in seven of his first nine years combined.
 
The $1.82 million would also increase Todd’s overall earnings during the 2019-’20 season to $4.616 million, as this would be his third win after taking the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic titles in the fall. By almost any definition, that would be considered a “career” year, but especially so for Todd considering his earnings from this season alone would be 40.79 percent over his all-time earnings on the PGA Tour.
 
Being a WGC event, the prize money payout for all the golfers at TPC Southwind is rather handsome. The overall purse is $10.5 million. Here’s the prize money payout for every place in the field. At the end of the tournament on Sunday, we’ll add the names of each player to let you know how much they won.
 
 
Win: $1,820,000
 
2: $1,150,000
 
3: $685,000
 
4: $515,000
 
5: $430,000
 
6: $360,000
 
7: $315,000
 
8: $275,000
 
9: $245,000
 
10: $220,000
 
11: $195,000
 
12: $180,000
 
13: $165,000
 
14: $155,000
 
15: $145,000
 
16: $137,000
 
17: $130,000
 
18: $125,000
 
19: $120,000
 
20: $115,000
 
21: $110,000
 
22: $106,000
 
23: $102,000
 
24: $98,000
 
25: $94,000
 
26: $90,000
 
27: $87,000
 
28: $84,000
 
29: $81,000
 
30: $78,000
 
31: $75,000
 
32: $72,000
 
33: $69,000
 
34: $66,000
 
35: $63,000
 
36: $61,000
 
37: $59,000
 
38: $57,000
 
39: $55,000
 
40: $54,000
 
41: $53,000
 
42: $52,000
 
43: $51,000
 
44: $50,000
 
45: $49,000
 
46: $48,000
 
47: $47,000
 
48: $46,000
 
49: $45,000
 
50: $44,000
 
51: $43,000
 
52: $42,000
 
53: $41,000
 
54: $40,000
 
55: $39,000
 
56: $38,000
 
57: $37,500
 
58: $37,000
 
59: $36,500
 
60: $36,000
 
61: $35,500
 
62: $35,000
 
63: $34,500
 
64: $34,000
 
65: $33,500
 
66: $33,000
 
67: $32,750
 
68: $32,500
 
69: $32,250
 
70: $32,000
 
71: $31,750
 
72: $31,500
 
73: $31,250
 
74: $31,000
 
75: $30,750
 
76: $30,500
 
77: $30,250
 
78: $30,000


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