How much will the winner earn this week at TPC Harding Park?

PGA Championship Prize Money 2020

The PGA Championship marks the first Major of the year following the disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic.

TPC Harding Park in San Francisco takes centre stage as the world’s best players compete for the Wanamaker Trophy.

Aside from the Wanamaker Trophy, what else are the players competing for this week?

Let’s take a look at how the prize money breaks down for the 102nd PGA Championship. Golfers that tie for a place will split an average of the combined winnings of their respective spots on the leaderboard.

  1. $1,980,000
  2. $1,188,000
  3. $748,000
  4. $528,000
  5. $450,500
  6. $380,000
  7. $343,650
  8. $319,600
  9. $295,600
  10. $272,380
  11. $251,590
  12. $242,400
  13. $214,800
  14. $199,050
  15. $184,280
  16. $170,700
  17. $161,000
  18. $152,000
  19. $143,000
  20. $134,000
  21. $125,000
  22. $116,000
  23. $107,000
  24. $100,000
  25. $93,000
  26. $87,000
  27. $82,000
  28. $77,000
  29. $74,000
  30. $71,000
  31. $68,000
  32. $65,000
  33. $62,000
  34. $59,000
  35. $56,000
  36. $53,000
  37. $50,000
  38. $48,000
  39. $46,000
  40. $44,000
  41. $42,000
  42. $40,000
  43. $38,000
  44. $36,000
  45. $34,000
  46. $32,000
  47. $30,250
  48. $28,500
  49. $27,500
  50. $26,500
  51. $25,500
  52. $25,000
  53. $24,500
  54. $24,000
  55. $23,500
  56. $23,000
  57. $22,500
  58. $22,200
  59. $21,900
  60. $21,600
  61. $21,400
  62. $21,200
  63. $21,000
  64. $20,800
  65. $20,600
  66. $20,400
  67. $20,200
  68. $20,000
  69. $19,800
  70. $19,600

Exemptions

The PGA Championship Winner will get the following exemptions

  • A lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship
  • The Masters – Five-year exemption
  • US Open – Five-year exemption
  • Open Championship – Five-year exemption
  • A five-year exemption on the PGA Tour
  • Two points for every $1,000 earned in the PGA Championship toward a berth on the 2020 Ryder Cup (provided he is American-born)
  • 30 points toward the 2020 PGA Player of the Year Award (Note: Should a player win more than one major Championship in one year, an additional 50 bonus points for each win are awarded toward the PGA Player of the Year Award.)

Other PGA Championship Benefits

  • The top four scorers and ties in the PGA Championship are eligible to compete in the following year’s Masters.
  • The top 30 scorers and ties are exempt from local qualifying (but not Sectional) for the following year’s U.S. Open.

The PGA Championship has no title sponsor and without any fans on-site, ticket, merchandise, food and beverage and other revenues will be hit very hard.

Last year’s Championship offered up a total purse of $11m, with the winner, Brooks Koepka, taking home $1.98m.

Runner-up Dustin Johnson picked up $1.19m.

The 2019 PGA Championship purse ranked third in the Major money standings, with the US Open offering a purse of $12m, The Masters paying out $11.5m and the Open Championship offering up $10.5m.

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