PAYDAY AT RIVIERA

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2021 Genesis Invitational

 

By Harry How

If there are “horses for courses” tournaments on the PGA Tour, the Genesis Invitational and Riviera Country Club would seem to be among them. Specifically, in recent years there are three big horses to always have your eye on outside of Los Angeles: Adam Scott, the defending champion who also won the event in 2005 and was runner-up in 2016; Bubba Watson, three times a winner in the last seven years; and Dustin Johnson, winner in 2017 and a runner-up in 2014 and 2015. The trio hold the 1, 2 and 3 spots, respectively, on the tournament’s all-time money list, all earning more than $4 million here in their careers.

But this year’s Genesis has proved just a bit different than its predecessors. Witness a nearly four-hour wind delay on Saturday that will require 23 players to clock in a marathon day Sunday. Meanwhile only just one of Riviera’s familiar three are in the mix—Johnson, who sits three strokes off the lead at seven under with five holes to play still in his third round.
 
As for those tied or ahead of Johnson on the Genesis leader board, their track records in the event are limited. Leader Sam Burns, 10 under with five holes to play in Round 3, is competing for just the third time, with a MC and a T-23 being his previous results. This is the second start at Riviera for Matthew Fitzpatrick (eight under with one hole left), after a T-30 a year ago. Same for Wyndham Clark (seven under with three holes left), who finished T-17 last year. Max Homa (seven under with five holes to play) is teeing it up for the fourth time, and does have a T-5 from a year ago to lean back on.

Suffice it to say, there is plenty at stake on Sunday. Given the elevated status of the event, the winner earns 550 FedEx Cup points rather than the typical 500 and grabs a three-year exemption on tour instead of the usual two. And the purse, well it’s “elevated” as well. The overall prize money payout for the week is $9.3 million with the winner earning $1.674 million. That’s a pretty handsome payday when you consider the career earnings for these contenders other than Johnson ($70.8 million).

Burns: $3,033,950

Fitzpatrick: $5,135,301

Clark: $2,903,267

Homa: $4,691,542

Here are the prize money payouts for each golfer who made the cut this week at Riviera. Come back shortly after the end of the tournament and we’ll update this with the list of individual player names and their specific earnings.

Win: $1,674,000
2: $1,013,700
3: $641,700
4: $455,700
5: $381,300
6: $337,125
7: $313,875
8: $290,625
9: $272,025
10: $253,425
11: $234,825
12: $216,225
13: $197,625
14: $179,025
15: $169,725
16: $160,425
17: $151,125
18: $141,825
19: $132,525
20: $123,225
21: $113,925
22: $104,625
23: $97,185
24: $89,745
25: $82,305
26: $74,865
27: $72,075
28: $69,285
29: $66,495
30: $63,705
31: $60,915
32: $58,125
33: $55,335
34: $53,010
35: $50,685
36: $48,360
37: $46,035
38: $44,175
39: $42,315
40: $40,455
41: $38,595
42: $36,735
43: $34,875
44: $33,015
45: $31,155
46: $29,295
47: $27,435
48: $25,947
49: $24,645
50: $23,901
51: $23,343
52: $22,785
53: $22,413
54: $22,041
55: $21,855
56: $21,669
57: $21,483
58: $21,297
59: $21,111
60: $20,925
61: $20,739
62: $20,553
63: $20,367
64: $20,181
65: $19,995
66: $19,809
67: $19,623


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