The stakes have never been higher in major championship golf. There was plenty for grabs at this year’s PGA Championship beyond the trophies. Aside from winning the Wanamaker Trophy, Brooks Koepka emerged as the winner of the annual tournament. This past Saturday, the PGA of America announced that the purse for its renowned event added up to $17.5 million.
This amount marked a new tournament high and also the 2nd-largest prize fund ever that the players bagged at a major championship. The said purse was a $2.5 million increase from last year’s payout – $15 million.
Four years taken out from capturing his last major championship, Brooks secured victory at one of the sport’s most-famous tournaments. Koepka, the 33-year-old American professional golfer will take home $3.15 million, denoting the largest year-over-year hike in tournament history. The Florida native shot a final-round three-under 67 to bag the championship.
A solo runner-up would have raked in $1.89 million. Whereas a birdie at the 18th for Viktor Hovland set himself up for a tie with Scottie Scheffler with the golfers making themselves $1.54 million each. The hefty purses trickling down through the field make sure that everyone who made the weekend will leave with their pockets full.
Aside from the top three golfers who each brought home seven figures, players who finished inside the top 20 took home $200,000 or more. Whereas the top 32 golfers each earned at least a six-figure payday. The event marked Koepka’s fifth career major championship win, while also becoming just the 20th golfer to win at least 5 majors in the sport’s history.
Michael Block, the 46-year-old earned more than $288,000 for his tie for 15th. His previous largest purse in a tournament was $75,000 for winning the PGA Professional Championship in 2014. For people unaware, Block teaches golf lessons in California and schooled many of the sport’s top stars that made their presence yesterday.
2023 PGA Championship Final Prize Money and Winnings
The Professional Golfer’s Association conducts the annual golf tournament. The 105th PGA Championship occurred at Oak Hill Country Club. The course residing in Rochester, New York is known to be notoriously challenging. This course has previously hosted a whopping six major tournaments and three PGA Championships, with the previous one hosted in 2013.
Over the years, the course has gone through several modifications, introducing a factor of unpredictability to the highly-touted tournament.
Let’s take a look at the full purse and the FedExCup breakdowns for those who successfully made the cut in Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, in Pittsford, New York. The payouts will be divided among the top 71 golfers at the tournament.
Total purse: $17.5 million
1st: $3,150,000 – Brooks Koepka
T2: $1,540,000 – Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland
T4: $720,000 – Cam Davis, Kurt Kitayama, Bryson DeChambeau
T7: $555,000 – Sepp Straka, Rory McIlroy
T9: $465,000 – Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose
T12: $365,000 – Corey Conners, Victor Perez, Shane Lowry
T15: $288,333 – Eric Cole, Tyrrell Hatton, Michael Block
T18: $214,400 – Mito Pereira, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, Min Woo Lee, Tommy Fleetwood
T23: $165,000 – Alex Smalley, Matt NeSmith, Ryan Fox,
T26: $135,000 – Collin Morikawa, Hayden Buckley, Justin Suh
T29: $90,136 – Callum Tarren, Patrick Rodgers, KH Lee, Denny McCarthy, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Harold Varner, Keegan Bradley, Chris Kirk, Taylor Pendrith, Hideki Matsuyama
T40: $46,900 – Adrian Meronk, Thomas Detry, JT Poston, Adam Hadwin, Lucas Herbert, Beau Hossler, Chez Reavie, Thomas Pieters, Adam Svensson, Sahith Theegala
T50: $37,625 – Padraig Harrington, Nicolai Hojgaard, Jon Rahm, Stephan Jaeger
54: $36,000 – Dean Burmester
T55 $35,000 – Lee Hodges, Max Homa, Dustin Johnson
T58th: $33,250 – Phil Mickelson, Tom Hoge, Zach Johnson, Keith Mitchell
T62: $31,500 – Sihwan Kim, Thurston Lawrence, Rikuya Hoshino
T65: $29,750 – Taylor Montgomery, Justin Thomas, Matt Wallace, Pablo Larrazabal
T69: $28,000 – Joel Dahmen, Yannik Paul, Ben Taylor
T72: $26,500: Tony Finau, Sam Stevens, Taylor Moore
T75: $25,500: Mark Hubbard
T76: $25,000: Kazuki Higa
Players who missed the cut and turned in a 36-hole score will earn $4,000 each. Any golfers who made the cut but failed to submit a 72-hole score would also earn $4,000.