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Top Purses for PGA Events in 2024

  • The Players Championship offers the largest purse of all PGA events in 2024.
  • The Masters awards a total purse of $20 million.
Jon Rahm waves to the crowd after donning his green jacket after winning The Masters golf tournament.
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One unique aspect of professional golf is the commission based payment structure with the best performing players at a given tournament receiving a greater chunk of the total purse. Winning a PGA tournament can be life changing with many tournaments offering multi-million dollar compensation packages to the winner.

The Players Championship is the most lucrative of all PGA events offering a purse of $25 million. The winner is awarded $4.5 million of the purse with the rest allocated to every golfer who made the cut. Trailing behind The Players Championship, there are 11 PGA events that offer a $20 million purse. The Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Memorial award $4 million to the winner while the rest offer $3.6 million.

Arguably the most prestigious tournament during the PGA calendar year, the Masters, offers an $20 million dollar prize purse with $3.6 million given to the winner of the green jacket. The CJ Cup Byron Nelson, RBC Canadian Open, and Valero Texas Open round out the top 15 with purses of $9.5 million, $9.4 million, and $9.2 million, respectively.

Top 15 Largest PGA Purses for 2024

Here is the full list of the top 15 PGA events with the largest purses for 2024. The list was compiled using data from PGA. Note that some tournament purses aren’t announced until the week before the tournament.

DateTournamentPurseWinner’s Share
March 9-12Players Championship$25 million$4.5 million
January 4-7The Sentry$20 million$3.6 million
February 1-3AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM$20 million$3.6 million
February 15-18Genesis Invitational$20 million$3.6 million
March 7-10Arnold Palmer Invitational$20 million$4 million
April 18-21RBC Heritage$20 million$3.6 million
May 9-12Wells Fargo Championship$20 million$3.6 million
June 6-9The Memorial$20 million$4 million
June 20-23The Travelers Championship$20 million$3.6 million
August 15-18FedEx St. Jude Championship$20 million$3.6 million
August 22-25BMW Championship$20 million$3.6 million
April 11-14The Masters$20 million$3.6 million
May 2-5The CJ Cup Byron Nelson$9.5 million$1.71 million
May 30- June 2RBC Canadian Open$9.4 million$1.692 million
April 4-7Valero Texas Open$9.2 million$1.656 million
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