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The Masters Prize Money: How Much will the Top Golfers Earn in 2022?

The Masters Tournament 2022 is ready to commence this Thursday, and fans have already started wondering how much are the top Golfers from around the world will be earning this weekend. Check out the complete Masters 2022 prize money and prize pool breakdown here.

Running since 1934, it will be the 86th edition of the Masters Tournament this year. With a potential return of the legend of the game, Tiger Woods, it has already become one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.

The top Golf stars from various countries and regions will be heading to the Augusta National to compete for the iconic Green Jacket, and a massive pool of prize money, this weekend.

How Much is the Masters Tournament Total Prize Money in 2022?

The Masters provides glory, respect, fame, and the iconic Green Jacket along with a trophy and massive prize money to the winner and runner-ups every year. Last year, the Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama aced the tournament and took home an impressive amount of $2,07 Million, from the total prize pool of $11.5 Million.

The official figures are yet to arrive for the prize money of this edition. They’ll be announced on Saturday. However, there is an early expectation that the prize pool will remain the same as last year.

Although it is also believed that Masters might up the prize money to compete with the PGA Tour which happens to be offering a slightly higher amount. We will update this post with the official figures on Saturday.

How much will the Winner & Other Golf Stars receive?

At the first-ever Masters in 1934, the winner Horton Smith got $1,500, but we have come a long way since then. This year, the Masters 2022 winner will take home at least $2,070,000 from the share of $11.5 Million, if the organizers do not increase that.

This figure is according to the standard 18% payout for the winner as mentioned in the Masters prize money distribution chart. Here is the prize money that the top position holders will receive at the Masters 2022:

  • Winner: $2,070,000
  • Runner Up: $1,242,000
  • Third Place: $782,000
  • Fourth Place: $552,000
  • Fifth Place: $460,000

Golf Digest also reports that players who finish inside the top 25 will at least earn around $10,000. And, the 50th position Golfer will earn around $28,980.

Complete Breakdown of the Masters Tournament 2022 Prize Pool

Here is the complete breakdown of the Masters 2022’s $11.5 Million Prize Pool with the money distributed between the top 50 players of the tournament.

  • 1st: $2,070,000
  • 2nd: $1,242,000
  • 3rd: $782,000
  • 4th: $552,000
  • 5th: $460,000
  • 6th: $414,000
  • 7th: $385,250
  • 8th: $356,500
  • 9th: $333,500
  • 10th: $310,500
  • 11th: $287,500
  • 12th: $264,500
  • 13th: $241,500
  • 14th: $218,500
  • 15th: $207,000
  • 16th: $195,500
  • 17th: $184,000
  • 18th: $172,500
  • 19th: $161,000
  • 20th: $149,500
  • 21st: $138,000
  • 22nd: $128,800
  • 23rd: $119,600
  • 24th: $110,400
  • 25th: $101,200
  • 26th: $92,000
  • 27th: $88,550
  • 28th: $85,100
  • 29th: $81,650
  • 30th: $78,200
  • 31st: $74,750
  • 32nd: $71,300
  • 33rd: $67,850
  • 34th: $64,975
  • 35th: $62,100
  • 36th: $59,225
  • 37th: $56,350
  • 38th: $54,050
  • 39th: $51,750
  • 40th: $49,450
  • 41st: $47,150
  • 42nd: $44,850
  • 43rd: $42,550
  • 44th: $40,250
  • 45th: $37,950
  • 46th: $35,650
  • 47th: $33,350
  • 48th: $31,510
  • 49th: $29,900
  • 50th: $28,980

Some of the sums will have to be divided as multiple participants tie for certain places in the final leader board.

What Else is on the Line at the Masters Tournament 2022?

The Masters is one of the four major championships of the professional golf season. The winner of the Masters will not only take home the beloved Green Jacket and the massive prize money, but they will also get a sterling replica of the Masters trophy and a gold medal.

Along with this, the winner of the Masters also gets 600 FedEx Cup Points, 100 Official World Golf Ranking points, and a five-plus season exception on the PGA Tour.

The winner also secures future spots into the Masters for life and in the other three majors- U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship, and the U.S. PGA Championship, for the next five years.

It’s incredibly tough to win the Masters Tournament as the biggest golf stars from across the world compete for such a lucrative collection of prize money and rewards.

Who do you think will be taking home the biggest amount of the prize money this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Saquib Hashmi
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