For many of the men near the top of the leaderboard at the 83rd Masters Tournament, money is not an issue.
The likes of Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar are set for life, as are their kids and their kids’ kids. The reason that these guys can now play for trophies and jackets as opposed to just dollars and cents is because the tournament purses, especially at major championships, have skyrocketed over the past two decades.
This year’s Masters will be no exception to that continually-growing prize pot as whoever dons the green jacket on Sunday will be adding a nice chunk of change to their bank account.
The Masters winner will receive more than $2 million for the first time. Total purse is $11.5 million, and winner gets $2,070,000.
— john boyette (@johnboyette) April 13, 2019
Last year, Patrick Reed cleared $1.98 million, but the overall purse has increased from 2018 to 2019 to the tune of $500,000. This year, the winner will make $2.07 million with second place earning $1.242 million.
Here’s the complete purse breakdown.