PURSE: PGA Championship payout breakdown and winner’s share

August 11, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The purse for the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club was announced, and it’s a record $11 million, up $500,000 from last year at Quail Hollow Club.

The winner receives a record $1.98 million, an increase of what Justin Thomas took home for winning last year ($1.89 million).

The runner-up at the 2018 PGA still grabs a cool million, though, with a check of $1.188 million. Rounding out the top five payouts is $748,000 for 3rd, $528,000 for 4th and $450,500 for 5th.

As for the other majors this season: Patrick Reed won $1.98 million for his Masters victory, Brooks Koepka brought home $2.16 million at the U.S. Open and Francesco Molinari cashed in $1.89 million at the British Open.

The payout for the top 70 is below. Players who make the cut but finish below 70th will be paid in diminishing increments of $100, beginning with $19,500 for 71st. Players who missed the cut received $3,100 each.

PGA Championship purse, payout breakdown and winner's share
The winner of the PGA Championship not only gets the Wanamaker Trophy, but a huge paycheck.
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PAYOUT BREAKDOWN (TOP 70)

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.$272,300
11. $251,590
12. $232,400
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