PGA Championship 2013 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings for Oak Hill
Oak Hill Country Club is ready for the season's final major. So far in 2013, Adam Scott conquered Augusta to win the Masters, Justin Rose outlasted the field in the U.S. Open, and Phil Mickelson used a Sunday surge to claim the Open Championship.
The PGA Championship rounds out the major slate, and there's plenty on the line. Not only are golf's biggest stars fighting for the lion's share of a large purse and their names on the Wanamaker Trophy, but they also hope to add another marquee piece to their résumés.
And since it's the final major of the year, there's a sense of urgency. If you don't win this one, it's a long wait until the next opportunity arises in 2014. So let's take a look at what's on the line in terms of prize money and examine some of the top contenders.
Prize Money Information
$8 million, courtesy of ESPN.com.
In 2012, winner Rory McIlory earned a total of $1.445 million. For a full listing of last year's purse payout, visit the PGA Championship's official website.
Top Tournament Contenders
Woods' victory in the Bridgestone Invitational last week didn't get the type of attention it deserved because he crushed the competition. It was no longer a contest by the weekend after he fired a 61 on Friday, which took much of the excitement out of the final two rounds.
A quick glance at the numbers shows how good the performance truly was in the end. He finished 15 under par, seven strokes better than any other player in a star-studded field. Furthermore, only 18 of the 73 players finished under par on a course that was much tougher than he made it seem.
While questions will remain about Woods' weekend play at majors until he captures No. 15, he should enter the PGA Championship with a boatload of confidence and no shortage of determination. It shouldn't surprise anyone if his major drought finally comes to an end Sunday.
In many ways, Mickelson probably benefits from Tiger's win last week. It takes the spotlight off him, as was the case during the early stages of the final round at the Open Championship, and puts all that pressure on Woods' shoulders.
Who will win the 2013 PGA Championship?
When "Lefty" began his charge at Muirfield last month, the focus was on Woods, Lee Westwood and Adam Scott. But he started to build momentum throughout the day and ended up coming from behind to win the third major of the season by three shots.
Oak Hill is going to provide another tricky test. Mickelson will likely plod along through the first couple of days once again, keeping himself well within striking distance heading into the weekend. Winning the final two majors of 2013 would be a huge statement.
Scott takes his game to another level in major championships. In eight normal tour events, he's finished inside the top five just once. But in the three majors, he's been inside that mark twice, including his Masters triumph back in April.
The biggest reason for his success in top-tier events this season is consistency. He rarely takes himself out of contention with a terrible round. Other players might be able to shoot a lower score in the end, but he's going to put himself in the mix with solid play throughout.
Ultimately, that's how a player can rank third in tour scoring average without ranking inside the top 10 of any other key stat. Limiting mistakes and hitting greens in regulation goes a long way, and it's also the key to success in the PGA Championship.
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