Kevin Chappell Won an Insane Amount of Money for 2nd Place at the Players

May 15, 2016

It’s not a major tournament, but the Players Championship does feature the largest purse in golf.

So here is one reason you shouldn’t feel too bad for runner-up Kevin Chappell, who finished four strokes behind Jason Day. The 29-year-old Chappell still wins over $1 million.

You read that right. Day takes home nearly $2 million with his $1.89 million paycheck, but Chappell is right behind with a $1.13 million payday. That’s more than Charley Hoffman and Branden Grace took home for winning the Valero Texas Open and RBC Heritage, respectively, last month.

Professional golf, it’s a good gig if you can get it.

You can feel for Ken Duke, who missed a birdie putt that, in the moment, cost him $420,000 as he wound up T3. 

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