AUGUSTA, Ga. — There was a lot at stake Sunday at the 2022 Masters, and while prize money might not necessarily be at the top of the list for many of the world’s best golfers, there was still a significant sum available to claim. at Augusta National. There were 52 golfers who made it through the weekend with an opportunity to play for a green jacket, a major championship and a big check, but it was 36 and 54 hole leader Scottie Scheffler who made history. by winning the first major title of his career.
Scheffler finished 1 under Sunday and 10 under for the Masters, edging second-placed Rory McIlroy in the Masters standings by three strokes. McIlroy scored the tournament round with an 8-under 64, tying the lowest final round score in Masters history. Despite missing out on a career Grand Slam, McIlroy nevertheless captured big money on Sunday.
The 2022 Masters purse has been set at a record $15 million, paying out a total of $3.5 million more than any previous edition of the tournament. Scheffler will take home 18% of that ($2.7 million) for winning at Augusta National and defeating an extraordinarily talented Masters champ. This $2.7 million is the same total purse which was paid to the entire Masters field when Tiger Woods won his first green jacket in 1997.
Although McIlroy did not receive the coveted green jacket, he will claim $1.62 million. That’s more than the winner’s share at nearly every professional golf tournament in the world in any given year. In fact, 2022 is also the first Masters in which the third-place finisher was scheduled to receive a seven-figure salary. That’s more than the whole field brought home when Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters.
Cameron Smith came in second on Sunday to push Scheffler into the stretch for the green jacket. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep pace with Scheffler and scored a triple bogey on the 12th, knocking him out of second place to tie for third with Shane Lowry. Rather than claim the $1.62 million prize from McIlroy, he will win about half, with him and Lowry splitting the next two prizes for $870,000 in paydays.
Let’s take a look at the full Masters prize breakdown.
Prize Money, Purse, Masters 2022 Payouts
Total purse: $15 million
1st (Winner): $2.7 million — Scottie Scheffler
2nd: $1,620,000 — Rory McIlroy
3rd: $1,020,000 — Shane Lowry, Cam Smith ($870,000 each)
5th: $600,000 — Collin Morikawa
6th: $540,000 — Will Zalatoris, Corey Conners ($521,250 each)
8th: $465,000 — Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im ($450,000 each)
10th: $405,000 — Cameron Champ, Charl Schwartzel ($390,000 each)
12th: $345,000 — Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett ($330,000 each)
14th: $285,000 — Matthew Fitzpatrick, MW Lee, Harry Higgs, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Talor Gooch, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Kokrak ($225,333 each)
23rd: $156,000 — Harold Varner, Robert MacIntyre, Sergio Garcia, JJ Spaun ($138,250 each)
27: $115,500 — Viktor Hovland, Seamus Power, Jon Rahm ($111,000 each)
30th: $102,000 — Russell Henley, Sepp Straka, Lucas Glover, Hudson Swafford, Marc Leishman ($93,150 each)
35th: $81,000 — Joaquin Niemann, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson ($75,563 each)
39th: $67,500 — Patrick Cantlay, Bubba Watson, Tom Hoge, Si Woo Kim ($63,000 each)
43rd: $55,500 — Billy Horschel
44th: $52,500 — Kevin Kisner, Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($51,000 each)
46th: $46,500 — Cameron Davis
47th: $43,500 – Tiger Woods
48th: $41,100 — Adam Scott, Max Homa ($40,050 each)
50th: $37,800 — Mackenzie Hughes, Daniel Berger ($37,350 each)
Tyrrell Hatton (+17) finished in 52nd place after a final lap of 8 out of 80.
When golfers tie for position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. Each pro golfer who finishes below 50th place will receive cash prizes ranging from $36,900 downward based on their scores and results among the field. A total of 52 golfers made the cut this year.