PGA Championship has richest purse of the 2014 majors
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PGA Championship has richest purse of the 2014 majors

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The PGA Championship is no longer Glory's Last Shot, rather Glory's Biggest Paycheck.

Earlier this year, the PGA of America announced it has boosted the PGA Championship purse to a record $10 million, tying a concurrently bumped Players Championship purse for the largest in pro golf.


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The R&A released the Open Championship purse on Monday, coming in at £5.4 million, a hike of £150,000 over 2013. In U.S. dollars, that comes to $9.25 million, with $1.67 million to the winner.

That puts the Open Championship second on the list, ahead of the $9 million purse for both the U.S. Open and Masters.

2014 Major Championship Purses (Winner's share in parenthesis)

  • PGA Championship: $10 million ($1.8 million)
  • Open Championship: $9.25 million ($1.67 million)
  • U.S. Open: $9 million ($1.62 million)
  • The Masters: $9 million ($1.62 million)

By comparison, Novak Djokovic won $3.01 million for taking the Wimbledon title on Sunday.

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