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Masters Payout 2014: Prize Money Payout for Top Players on Final Leaderboard
David J. Phillip

With a wonderful and steady final round in the Masters, Bubba Watson turned his co-leader status at the end of 54 holes into a three-stroke victory to win the green jacket and the just over $1.6 million that goes with it. 

Watson summed up his improbable success in this PGA Tour tweet: 

Watson delved a little deeper into his emotional state in the following quote caught by Golf Digest's Ashley Mayo: 

Jordan Spieth began the day tied with Watson, but the 20-year-old had to settle for a tie for second with Jonas Blixt.  

Have a look at the final leaderboard and the money each finishing position is paying:

Masters Prize Money
Place Money Golfer(s)
1 $1,620,000 Bubba Watson
T-2 $792,000 Jordan Spieth, Jonas Blixt
T-2 $792,000 Spieth, Blixt
4 $432,000 Miguel Angel Jimenez
T-5 $342,000 Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler
T-5 $342,000 Kuchar, Fowler
7 $301,000 Lee Westwood
T-8 $234,000 Kevin Stadler, Thomas Bjorn, Bernhard Langer, Jimmy Walker, Rory McIlroy, John Senden
T-8 $234,000 Stadler, Bjorn, Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden
T-8 $234,000 Stadler, Bjorn, Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden
T-8 $234,000 Stadler, Bjorn, Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden
T-8 $234,000 Stadler, Bjorn, Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden
T-8 $234,000 Stadler, Bjorn, Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden
T-14 $148,500 Stewart Cink, Jamie Donaldson, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Justin Rose
T-14 $148,500 Cink, Donaldson, Stenson, Scott, Furyk, Rose
T-14 $148,500 Cink, Donaldson, Stenson, Scott, Furyk, Rose
T-14 $148,500 Cink, Donaldson, Stenson, Scott, Furyk, Rose
T-14 $148,500 Cink, Donaldson, Stenson, Scott, Furyk, Rose
T-14 $148,500 Cink, Donaldson, Stenson, Scott, Furyk, Rose
T-20 $101,160 Bill Haas, Chris Kirk, Jason Day, Ian Poulter, Fred Couples
T-20 $101,160 Haas, Kirk, Day, Poulter, Couples
T-20 $101,160 Haas, Kirk, Day, Poulter, Couples
T-20 $101,160 Haas, Kirk, Day, Poulter, Couples
T-20 $101,160 Haas, Kirk, Day, Poulter, Couples
25 $79,200 Louis Oosthuizen
T-26 $66,600 Joost Luiten, Hunter Mahan, Steven Bowditch, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, Gary Woodland
T-26 $66,600 Luiten, Mahan, Bowditch, Fdez-Castano, Woodland
T-26 $66,600 Luiten, Mahan, Bowditch, Fdez-Castano, Woodland
T-26 $66,600 Luiten, Mahan, Bowditch, Fdez-Castano, Woodland
T-26 $66,600 Luiten, Mahan, Bowditch, Fdez-Castano, Woodland
T-31 $55,800 Martin Kaymer, Russell Henley, Steve Stricker
T-31 $55,800 Kaymer, Henley, Stricker
T-31 $55,800 Kaymer, Henley, Stricker
T-34 $48,600 Stephen Gallacher, Jose Maria Olazabel, K.J. Choi
T-34 $48,600 Gallacher, Olazabel, Choi
T-34 $48,600 Gallacher, Olazabel, Choi
T-37 $40,500 Brandt Snedeker, Brendon de Jonge, Thongchai Jaidee, Billy Horschel, Vijay Singh
T-37 $40,500 Snedeker, de Jonge, Jaidee, Horschel, Singh
T-37 $40,500 Snedeker, de Jonge, Jaidee, Horschel, Singh
T-37 $40,500 Snedeker, de Jonge, Jaidee, Horschel, Singh
T-37 $40,500 Snedeker, de Jonge, Jaidee, Horschel, Singh
T-42 $34,200 Lucas Glover, Kevin Streelman
T-42 $34,200 Glover, Streelman
T-44 $27,972 Mike Weir, Sandy Lyle, Nick Watney, Thorbjorn Olesen, Darren Clarke
T-44 $27,972 Weir, Lyle, Watney, Olesen, Clarke
T-44 $27,972 Weir, Lyle, Watney, Olesen, Clarke
T-44 $27,972 Weir, Lyle, Watney, Olesen, Clarke
T-44 $27,972 Weir, Lyle, Watney, Olesen, Clarke
49 $0 Oliver Goss (amateur)
50 $23,400 Francesco Molinari
51 $22,680 Larry Mize

Source: CBSSports.com

The final round had a bit of an anticlimactic finish after a thrilling start. 

Watson and Spieth teed off last on the day at five-under. Thirteen players began the day under par and within striking distance. 

Among the contenders was 54-year-old Fred Couples. The ageless former champ started his day with two birdies to infuse the course with early energy. 

Couples couldn't hold up for the whole round, however, and he wound up at two-over for the tournament and tied for 21st. 

Matt Kuchar also made an early move as the veteran attempted to win his first major. With birdies on two of his first three holes, Kuchar grabbed a share of the lead at six-under. It didn't last. Kuchar shockingly needed four putts on the the green of the par-three fourth and didn't mount another serious charge on the day. 

Charlie Riedel

He wound up firing a 74 on Sunday to finish tied for fifth at two-under. 

Meanwhile, after a hot start that appeared to have destiny calling, Spieth began to show a touch of his inexperience, as the Masters rookie played his final 11 holes at three-over. Spieth wound up with a 72 to finish at five-under. 

Charlie Riedel

There was certainly no shame in Spieth's final-round performance, and with the attitude displayed in the quote from a tweet by Amanda Balionis of PGATour.com, Spieth has plenty of tournament victories awaiting him: 

This allowed the remarkably consistent Blixt to grab a share of second. Blixt was never a threat to overtake Watson on the day, but he played marvelously. Blixt carded 15 pars on the day to grab his third straight 71 and a good payday. 

Right behind Blixt and Spieth was the incomparable Miguel Angel Jimenez. The 50-year-old finished alone in fourth. After firing a 38 on the front, Angel Jimenez birdied three of the last six holes to finish at four-under. 

Still, it is Watson who deserves the spotlight. The 35-year-old was spectacular. After firing a 74 on Saturday, it was easy to write Watson off on Sunday. It was even easier after he bogeyed the fourth hole to fall two behind Spieth. 

However, Watson can never be counted out with the ability appropriately described by CBS' Jim Nantz in the tweet from his colleague Will Brinson: 

Watson then birdied four of the last six holes to close out the front and take a two-stroke lead to the back. 

Watson was steady on the back and carded a 36 to claim his second green jacket in three years. Watson has been having an outstanding season. He entered this tournament fourth on the money list and now will be taking the top spot. 

Watson will look to keep his great season rolling as the pros gear up for the year's second major. The U.S. Open tees off at Pinehurst No. 2 this year. The tight fairways and deadly rough typically associated with the U.S. Open do not fit Watson's style well. 

Still, with the huge drives and consistent putting Watson has been displaying this year, he can win anywhere. 

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