Masters Payout 2022: Prize-Money Payout for Top Players on Final LeaderboardApril 10, 2022
Masters Payout 2022: Prize-Money Payout for Top Players on Final Leaderboard
You have to wonder at what hole on Augusta National's back nine on Sunday Scottie Scheffler began thinking about what he would serve at his Champions Dinner next year.
Surely, he was more humble than that. Scheffler's lead throughout the final round never dipped below three shots, but Cameron Smith was in the mix for a while, and Rory McIlroy began methodically working his way back, finishing with a 64 in the final round (just one stroke from breaking the tournament record).
But there was not a moment on the last day of this year's Masters tournament that it appeared Scheffler's bid for the green jacket would be taken from him.
In the final round, the 25-year-old shot one under for a 71, finishing 10 under for the tournament.
The world No. 1 was remarkably consistent throughout the tournament, holding a five-shot advantage heading into Saturday morning and going into Sunday's final round atop the leaderboard at nine under.
With his achievement, Scheffler enters an exclusive club: He, Jordan Spieth (2015) and Tiger Woods (2001, 1997) are the only players 25 or younger to win the Masters in the last 40 years, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Scheffler was white-hot heading into this year's Masters, winning three of his last five events. However, this was Scheffler's first major win after joining the PGA Tour in 2018. Prior to this win, Scheffler's best finish at Augusta came last year, when he tied for 18th.
According to PGA Tour Communications, Scheffler and Woods are now the only players to win four times in a PGA Tour season.
The stakes were high throughout this year's tournament. Its $15 million purse set a record as the highest ever, and Scheffler's share of that is a cool $2.7 million, or 18 percent. Because Smith and Shane Lowry tied for third, their share will be the average of the third- and fourth-place payments, $870,000.
Let's break down the prize-money payout and the final leaderboard for the top players of the 2022 Masters tournament.
Final Leaderboard and Prize-Money Payout
Top 10 Finishers and Payouts
1. Scottie Scheffler -10 (F), $2,700,000
2. Rory McIlroy -7 (F), $1,620,000
T-3. Shane Lowry -5 (F), $870,000
T-3. Cameron Smith -5 (F), $870,000
5. Collin Morikawa -4 (F) $600,000
T-6. Will Zalatoris -3 (F), $521,250
T-6. Corey Conners -3 (F), $521,250
T-8. Justin Thomas -1 (F), $450,000
T-8. Sungjae Im -1 (F), $450,000
T-10. Cameron Champ E (F), $390,000
T-10. Charl Schwartzel E (F), $390,000
Full payouts via Sports Illustrated's Morning Read