PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan wasn’t kidding when he said that the LIV Golf tour was making “an attempt to buy the game of golf.” He need only point to the purse at LIV Golf Portland to back up that claim.
LIV Golf’s second event is set to be just as lucrative as its first one. Each golfer in the 48-man field will be poised to take home at least $120,000 while four players will exit the Saudi-backed start-up’s second tournament as millionaires.
LIV Golf Portland is, like LIV Golf London, set to have a bigger purse than any event on the PGA Tour in 2022. It even dwarfs the total purses of each of golf’s four major tournaments; and that’s despite LIV Golf featuring just 48 players playing 54 holes while most majors have 150-plus participants and play 72 holes.
Indeed, LIV Golf’s purses are massive, but just how much money is at stake at Pumpkin Ridge golf club? Here’s a breakdown of the LIV Golf Portland purse for 2022.
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LIV Golf Portland purse
All eight LIV Golf events will feature a purse worth $25 million. That makes LIV Golf Portland’s purse worth $7.5 million more than the most lucrative major on the PGA Tour, the 2022 U.S. Open ($17.5 million).
LIV Golf’s large purses are part of the reason that the PGA Tour has unveiled larger purses for eight events next season. These events will have purses worth $20 million in total.
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How much does the winner get?
The winner of LIV Golf Portland will receive a winner’s share of $4 million. That represents 16 percent of the event’s total purse.
The four winning members of the team portion of the competition will receive an extra $750,000 on top of their payouts. So, golfers can make up to $4.75 million at a single LIV Golf event.
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LIV Golf Portland payouts 2022
The winner of LIV Golf Portland will take home $4 million, but the second- through fourth-place finishers will all receive at least $1 million as part of the $25 million purse.
Below are the projected payouts for each 48-player tournament in the LIV Golf Invitational Series: