A major winner will be making major money on Sunday.
While not quite as lucrative as the Masters, the PGA Championship still shells out big-time cash for the tournament’s top winner. In four first-place finishes, Tiger Woods has made just over $4 million — this year’s winner is expected to make more than half of that total.
Phil Mickelson, who took home the major victory in 2021, earned the same as the winner of this year’s event will make (Mickelson will not repeat). Rather, Jon Rahm entered the 2022 tournament as the favorite to win and take home the gaudy winner’s check.
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Here’s what you need to know about the purse for this year’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills:
PGA Championship tournament purse 2022
The total purse for the 2022 PGA Championship is reportedly set at $12 million, the same as last year’s. For comparison, this year’s Masters was a record $15 million purse.
The 2021 Open Championship sat at $11.5 million, while the U.S. Open purse is valued at $12.5 million total.
How much money does the winner get?
The winner is expected to make $2.16 million, or 18 percent of the total prize pot. Phil Mickelson took home the $2.16 million top prize in 2021.
Second place will make $1,296,000, while third place is expected to make around $816,000.
PGA Championship Tournament payouts 2022
Below are the top 70 payouts as expected for this year’s PGA Championship: