Biggest Prize Money Purse in Golf in 2019
A List of the Highest Paying Golf Tournaments for 2019
Here is a list of the biggest prize money purses in golf, for 2019. At the top of the list is the largest-ever payout to one golfer for one tournament, in the history of golf.
In this day and age, golfers can make incredible amounts of money for winning just one tournament. Golfers can make incredible amounts of money even if they do not win a tournament.
In general, the highest-paying tournaments in golf are the four majors, but in 2019, it is a non-major that breaks the record for the highest-ever payout for a golf tournament to the winner. Also, in general, the highest-paying tournaments in the world are on the PGA Tour, but the record-breaking highest payout golf tournament is not a PGA Tour event.
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1. DP World Tour Championship—$3 million
The winner of the 2019 DP World Tour Championship will take home a golf record: $3 million for the win. That is the highest payout ever for a golfer, for one tournament.
The DP World Tour Championship is the season-ending event on the European Tour. Last year's winner of the event, Danny Willett, took home just $1.33 million, but the European Tour massively increased the payout this year to a record $3 million.
Only the top 50 players in points on the European Tour can compete in the DP World Tour Championship. The total purse for the event is $8 million, and it takes place from November 21-24, 2019, at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, UAB.
2. Nedbank Golf Challenge—$2.5 million
The second highest payout to a golfer in 2019, and in the history of golf, is the $2.5 million that the winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge will take home, one week prior to the DP World Tour Championship. The Nedbank Golf Challenge is the second of the three European Tour playoff events in 2019.
It will be played from November 14-17, 2019, at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa. Only the top 60 European Tour players can compete.
3. US Open—$2.25 million
The U.S. Open paid out what was a record $2.25 million to winner Gary Woodland, on June 16, 2019. The event was played at Pebble Beach.
4. Players Championship—$2.25 million
The Players Championship paid out what was then a record $2.25 million to winner Rory McIlroy, on March 17, 2019. The event was played at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
5. Masters—$2.07 million
The Masters paid out $2.07 million to winner Tiger Woods, on April 14, 2019. The Masters is played at Augusta National.
6. Turkish Airlines Open—$2 million
The Turkish Airlines Open will pay out $2 million to the winner on November 10, 2019. It is the first of the three European Tour play-off events.
It will be played from November 7-10, 2019, at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal, located in Antalya, Turkey. Only the top 70 European Tour players can compete.
7. PGA Championship—$1.98 million
Brooks Koepka earned $1.98 million for winning 2019 PGA Championship, on May 19, 2019. It was played at Bethpage Black, in Long Island.
The fact that the PGA paid out more money to the Players Championship winner than the PGA Championship says to the golfing world that the PGA does not respect its owns golf major. Why should anyone else?
8. British Open—$1.935
Called The Open in England, this golf major paid out $1.935 to winner Shane Lowry, on July 21, 2019. It was played at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.