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Masters Payout 2016: Overview of Final Prize-Money Payouts from Augusta

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2016

Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett waves to the crowd after completing the 18th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The first major of the year is in the books, as Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters with an overall score of five under par. He had to hold off a last-ditch effort from Jordan Spieth in the final round to earn his first green jacket Sunday.

He is the first man from England to win the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996. The PGA Tour showed his final-round numbers:

PGA TOUR @PGATOUR

0 bogeys. 5 birdies. 1 Green Jacket. A final-round 67 from Danny Willett will earn him the 2016 Masters. https://t.co/kQBIJc74FQ

But Willett didn't just win a green jacket for his victory at Augusta National. He also received a hefty payday, taking home the lion's share of the tournament's prize money. 

Here's the breakdown of the earnings:

2016 Masters Prize-Money Payouts
PlaceGolferScorePayout
1Danny Willett-5$1,800,000
T2Lee Westwood-2$880,000
T2Jordan Spieth-2$880,000
T4Paul Casey-1$413,333
T4J.B. Holmes-1$413,333
T4Dustin Johnson-1$413,333
T7Matthew FitzpatrickE$311,667
T7Soren KjeldsenE$311,667
T7Hideki MatsuyamaE$311,667
T10Justin Rose1$230,000
T10Daniel Berger1$230,000
T10Rory McIlroy1$230,000
T10Brandt Snedeker1$230,000
T10Jason Day1$230,000
T15Kiradech Aphibarnrat3$175,000
T15Louis Oosthuizen3$175,000
T17Rafael Cabrera-Bello4$145,000
T17Danny Lee4$145,000
T17Emiliano Grillo4$145,000
T17Billy Horschel4$145,000
T21Bryson DeChambeau5-
T21Brooks Koepka5$116,000
T21Jamie Donaldson5$116,000
T24Henrik Stenson6$89,000
T24Bill Haas6$89,000
T24Matt Kuchar6$89,000
T24Angel Cabrera6$89,000
T24Bernhard Langer6$89,000
T29Webb Simpson7$68,000
T29Scott Piercy7$68,000
T29Charley Hoffman7$68,000
T29Jimmy Walker7$68,000
T29Smylie Kaufman7$68,000
T34Sergio Garcia8$56,500
T34Kevin Streelman8$56,500
T34Bernd Wiesberger8$56,500
T37Bubba Watson9$50,250
T37Kevin Kisner9$50,250
T39Romain Langasque10-
T39Justin Thomas10$46,000
T39Shane Lowry10$46,000
T42Victor Dubuisson11$37,000
T42Troy Merritt11$37,000
T42Anirban Lahiri11$37,000
T42Harris English11$37,000
T42Adam Scott11$37,000
T42Davis Love III11$37,000
T42Chris Wood11$37,000
T49Ian Poulter12$27,467
T49Martin Kaymer12$27,467
T49Patrick Reed12$27,467
T52Keegan Bradley13$24,900
T52Larry Mize13$24,900
54Hunter Mahan14$24,000
T55Kevin Na15$23,400
T55Cameron Smith15$23,400
57Thongchai Jaidee19$23,000
Augusta.com

According to Augusta.com, professional players cut from the field will earn $10,000. Amateur entrants were not eligible for prize money.

Willett took home the top prize of $1.8 million after Spieth's monumental collapse, which came to a climax on hole No. 12.

At 5:05 p.m. ET, Spieth (who was at seven under) led Willett by five strokes. Spieth was dominating, having birdied Nos. 6 through 9.

By 6 p.m. ET, his lead was gone, as bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 and a quadruple bogey on No. 12 unraveled Spieth's day, dropping him into a tie for fourth, while Willett picked up birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 16 to take a two-stroke lead over second-place Lee Westwood. 

With pars on his final two holes, Willett had to play the agonizing waiting game as Spieth had to finish his final four holes down by three strokes.

Spieth was able to birdie No. 15 but couldn't do much else, as a bogey on No. 17 sealed the win for Willett.

Spieth split the runner-up purse with Westwood, as both finished at two under for the tournament to round out the top three.

The course at Augusta was brutal for its participants, as only six golfers finished the Masters with scores under par. There were some memorable shots from elsewhere on the leaderboard, though, especially on the 16th hole.

Shane Lowry was near the bottom of the payout list after finishing in a tie for 39th place, but he provided one of the shots of the day on No. 16, via the Masters' Twitter account:

Masters Tournament @TheMasters

Watch @shanelowrygolf make the sixteenth hole-in-one at No. 16 in #themasters history. https://t.co/YClo2d7xmW

He picked up $46,000 for his efforts.

Less than a half-hour later, Davis Love III did the same:

Masters Tournament @TheMasters

Watch @Love3d make the seventeenth hole-in-one on No. 16 in #themasters history. https://t.co/TJFLIW6UQT

Love finished in a tie for 42nd place and earned $37,000. 

That wasn't all, though. Louis Oosthuizen, who earned $175,000 by finishing in a tie for 15th, got some help from J.B. Holmes to pull off another ace on No. 16:

Masters Tournament @TheMasters

Watch @Louis57TM make a hole-in-one off J.B. Holmes golf ball on No. 16 #themasters https://t.co/gQUlT7t62K

In one of the most compelling Masters in recent years, Augusta National reminded everyone that no lead is safe, no matter how insurmountable it may seem.

The man who can keep his head and stay the course regardless of the conditions earns the spoils along with that green jacket, and this year, Willett did just that.