PAYDAY AT THE CONCESSION

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship

 

By Sam Greenwood

New name, new course, same lucrative payday. Since their inception in the late 1990s, the World Golf Championships have accomplished the goal of bringing the game’s best players together on a regular basis. And they’ve done it, in part, by making it attractive for them to do so.

The 72 golfers competing at this week’s WGC-Workday Championship (the event’s fifth different title), being held in 2021 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. (it’s eighth different venue), are eyeing an overall prize money payout of $10.5 million. Sunday’s winner will earn $1.82 million.

Yes, PGA Tour pros play for a lot of money a lot of the time. But if you think this isn’t an insignificant figure, consider this. That $1.82 million amounts to more than 23 percent of the career earnings of 54-hole leader Collin Morikawa ($7.683 million to date in his nascent career.) For Billy Horschel, who sits two shots back of Morikawa and plays with him in the final pairing, it would be the biggest single tournament paycheck in his 13 years playing as a pro on the PGA Tour. It would be the second biggest paycheck ever for Webb Simpson (three shots back of Morikawa to start the day), behind only the $1.9 million he made at the 2018 Players Championship (and $400,000 more than his 2012 U.S. Open payday).
 
Save for Brooks Koepka (T-2), Rory McIlroy (T-5, four back) and Patrick Reed (T-5), every other remaining player in the top 10 would also cash the largest single prize money payout in their careers if they were to finish on top come Sunday.

Here’s the breakdown of the payouts for every golfer competing this week. Come back shortly after the end of the tournament and we’ll update with individual names and prize money earned.

Win: $1,820,000
2: $1,150,000
3: $685,000
4: $515,000
5: $430,000
6: $362,000
7: $320,000
8: $280,000
9: $250,000
10: $225,000
11: $205,000
12: $189,000
13: $175,000
14: $165,000
15: $155,000
16: $147,000
17: $140,000
18: $133,000
19: $128,000
20: $123,000
21: $118,000
22: $113,000
23: $108,000
24: $103,000
25: $98,000
26: $93,750
27: $89,500
28: $86,250
29: $83,000
30: $80,000
31: $77,000
32: $74,000
33: $71,000
34: $68,000
35: $65,000
36: $62,000
37: $59,000
38: $57,000
39: $55,000
40: $53,000
41: $52,000
42: $51,000
43: $50,000
44: $49,000
45: $48,000
46: $47,000
47: $46,000
48: $45,000
49: $44,000
50: $43,000
51: $42,000
52: $41,000
53: $40,000
54: $39,000
55: $38,250
56: $37,750
57: $37,250
58: $36,750
59: $36,250
60: $35,750
61: $35,250
62: $34,750
63: $34,250
64: $33,750
65: $33,500
66: $33,250
67: $33,000
68: $32,750
69: $32,500
70: $32,250
71: $32,000


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