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.
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.