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A Brief History of the Biggest Prize in Golf
Winning the Masters is worth a lot more than fame.
By GOLF WIRE
Saturday, April 08, 2017

After the previous two Masters winners have taken home the same amount, the 2017 champ will see a sizable increase in his paycheck.

The Masters announced an $11 million purse for the 81st playing of the tournament, and the winner will receive $1.98 million. Danny Willett and Jordan Spieth both won $1.8 million for winning the last two years. The runner-up wins $1.188 million, and third place receives $748,000.

The purse breakdown for the top 50 is listed below, and those outside of the top 50 will receive a payout ranging downward from $27,060.

1st: $1,980,000

2nd: $1,188,000

3rd: $748,000

4th: $528,000

5th: $440,000

6th: $396,000

7th: $368,500

8th: $341,000

9th: $319,000

10th: $297,000

11th: $275,000

12th: $253,000

13th: $231,000

14th: $209,000

15th: $198,000

16th: $187,000

17th: $176,000

18th: $165,000

19th: $154,000

20th: $143,000

21st: $132,000

22nd: $123,200

23rd: $114,400

24th: $105,600

25th: $96,800

26th: $88,000

27th: $84,700

28th: $81,400

29th: $78,100

30th: $74,800

31st: $71,500

32nd: $68,200

33rd: $64,900

34th: $62,150

35th: $59,400

36th: $56,650

37th: $53,900

38th: $51,700

39th: $49,500

40th: $47,300

41st: $45,100

42nd: $42,900

43rd: $40,700

44th: $38,500

45th: $36,300

46th: $34,100

47th: $31,900

48th: $30,140

49th: $28,600

50th: $27,720

Master sign

Master sign
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