No, amateur Bryson DeChambeau can't win money at the Masters

No, amateur Bryson DeChambeau can’t win money at the Masters

Reigning U.S. Amateur and NCAA men's individual champion Bryson DeChambeau is making the 2016 Masters his final start as an amateur before turning pro next week ahead of the RBC Heritage.

Of course, that's a little inconvenient now that DeChambeau has jumped into contention at Augusta National. But let's make something very, very clear:

Bryson DeChambeau cannot win money this weekend at the Masters, and he won't earn a paycheck even if he wins.

Any player in any professional tournament has to declare before they start the event if they are a professional or amateur. They have to abide by that declaration until the completion of the tournament. That means that DeChambeau cannot retroactively declare himself a pro, even if he becomes the first amateur to win the Masters.

He's not making any money.

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