PGA Tour purse payout percentages and distribution
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PGA Tour purse payout percentages and distribution

The PGA Tour has a standard formula for payout percentages and distribution of its purse and prize money for almost every event. If there's a cut where 70 or more players make the final round or rounds of the tournament, there's standard table of payout percentages and distribution.

The winner of a PGA Tour event gets 18 percent of the purse. Typically, the second place player gets 10.8 percent of the total purse. Then it goes on like that, all the way down to 70th place, which gets 0.2 percent of the total purse.

There are a few situations where the PGA Tour doesn't follow its standard purse payout and distribution formula:

1. If the field has no cut, then the winner still gets 18 percent, but the money that would typically be paid out all the way to 70th place is redistributed to the field, giving them more money
2. If the field has a cut and more than 70 players make the weekend -- regardless if there's a secondary cut or not -- the PGA Tour throws extra money into the purse to pay out to players who made the cut

PGA Tour purse payout percentages and distribution

Sample purses shown

PLACE PERCENT \$3.5 million \$6 million \$9.75 million \$10 million
1 18 \$630,000 \$1,080,000 \$1,755,000 \$1,800,000
2 10.8 \$378,000 \$648,000 \$1,053,000 \$1,080,000
3 6.8 \$238,000 \$408,000 \$663,000 \$680,000
4 4.8 \$168,000 \$288,000 \$468,000 \$480,000
5 4 \$140,000 \$240,000 \$390,000 \$400,000
6 3.6 \$126,000 \$216,000 \$351,000 \$360,000
7 3.35 \$117,250 \$201,000 \$326,625 \$335,000
8 3.1 \$108,500 \$186,000 \$302,250 \$310,000
9 2.9 \$101,500 \$174,000 \$282,750 \$290,000
10 2.7 \$94,500 \$162,000 \$263,250 \$270,000
11 2.5 \$87,500 \$150,000 \$243,750 \$250,000
12 2.3 \$80,500 \$138,000 \$224,250 \$230,000
13 2.1 \$73,500 \$126,000 \$204,750 \$210,000
14 1.9 \$66,500 \$114,000 \$185,250 \$190,000
15 1.8 \$63,000 \$108,000 \$175,500 \$180,000
16 1.7 \$59,500 \$102,000 \$165,750 \$170,000
17 1.6 \$56,000 \$96,000 \$156,000 \$160,000
18 1.5 \$52,500 \$90,000 \$146,250 \$150,000
19 1.4 \$49,000 \$84,000 \$136,500 \$140,000
20 1.3 \$45,500 \$78,000 \$126,750 \$130,000
21 1.2 \$42,000 \$72,000 \$117,000 \$120,000
22 1.12 \$39,200 \$67,200 \$109,200 \$112,000
23 1.04 \$36,400 \$62,400 \$101,400 \$104,000
24 0.96 \$33,600 \$57,600 \$93,600 \$96,000
25 0.88 \$30,800 \$52,800 \$85,800 \$88,000
26 0.8 \$28,000 \$48,000 \$78,000 \$80,000
27 0.77 \$26,950 \$46,200 \$75,075 \$77,000
28 0.74 \$25,900 \$44,400 \$72,150 \$74,000
29 0.71 \$24,850 \$42,600 \$69,225 \$71,000
30 0.68 \$23,800 \$40,800 \$66,300 \$68,000
31 0.65 \$22,750 \$39,000 \$63,375 \$65,000
32 0.62 \$21,700 \$37,200 \$60,450 \$62,000
33 0.59 \$20,650 \$35,400 \$57,525 \$59,000
34 0.565 \$19,775 \$33,900 \$55,088 \$56,500
35 0.54 \$18,900 \$32,400 \$52,650 \$54,000
36 0.515 \$18,025 \$30,900 \$50,213 \$51,500
37 0.49 \$17,150 \$29,400 \$47,775 \$49,000
38 0.47 \$16,450 \$28,200 \$45,825 \$47,000
39 0.45 \$15,750 \$27,000 \$43,875 \$45,000
40 0.43 \$15,050 \$25,800 \$41,925 \$43,000
41 0.41 \$14,350 \$24,600 \$39,975 \$41,000
42 0.39 \$13,650 \$23,400 \$38,025 \$39,000
43 0.37 \$12,950 \$22,200 \$36,075 \$37,000
44 0.35 \$12,250 \$21,000 \$34,125 \$35,000
45 0.33 \$11,550 \$19,800 \$32,175 \$33,000
46 0.31 \$10,850 \$18,600 \$30,225 \$31,000
47 0.29 \$10,150 \$17,400 \$28,275 \$29,000
48 0.274 \$9,590 \$16,440 \$26,715 \$27,400
49 0.26 \$9,100 \$15,600 \$25,350 \$26,000
50 0.252 \$8,820 \$15,120 \$24,570 \$25,200
51 0.246 \$8,610 \$14,760 \$23,985 \$24,600
52 0.24 \$8,400 \$14,400 \$23,400 \$24,000
53 0.236 \$8,260 \$14,160 \$23,010 \$23,600
54 0.232 \$8,120 \$13,920 \$22,620 \$23,200
55 0.23 \$8,050 \$13,800 \$22,425 \$23,000
56 0.228 \$7,980 \$13,680 \$22,230 \$22,800
57 0.226 \$7,910 \$13,560 \$22,035 \$22,600
58 0.224 \$7,840 \$13,440 \$21,840 \$22,400
59 0.222 \$7,770 \$13,320 \$21,645 \$22,200
60 0.22 \$7,700 \$13,200 \$21,450 \$22,000
61 0.218 \$7,630 \$13,080 \$21,255 \$21,800
62 0.216 \$7,560 \$12,960 \$21,060 \$21,600
63 0.214 \$7,490 \$12,840 \$20,865 \$21,400
64 0.212 \$7,420 \$12,720 \$20,670 \$21,200
65 0.21 \$7,350 \$12,600 \$20,475 \$21,000
66 0.208 \$7,280 \$12,480 \$20,280 \$20,800
67 0.206 \$7,210 \$12,360 \$20,085 \$20,600
68 0.204 \$7,140 \$12,240 \$19,890 \$20,400
69 0.202 \$7,070 \$12,120 \$19,695 \$20,200
70 0.2 \$7,000 \$12,000 \$19,500 \$20,000

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