Ranking PGA Tour tournament purses from biggest to smallest

Ranking PGA Tour tournament purses from biggest to smallest



The PGA Tour has 47 official tournaments on its 2016-2017 schedule, with prize money totaling $342,050,000. There's a lot of money on the line from the beginning of the season in October to the end of the season with the culmination of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the Tour Championship in September.

However, not every tournament has the same purse. In fact, purses in PGA Tour events range from $3 million to $12 million in 2016-17. The smallest purse belongs to the Puerto Rico Open, played opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March. The largest purse belongs to the U.S. Open, which saw its purse increased from $10 million in 2016 to $12 million in 2017.

There are purses of every size in between. The four World Golf Championships events have the same purse of $9.75 million. The four FedEx Cup playoff events have the same purse of $8.75 million. The Arnold Palmer Invitational and Jack Nicklaus' the Memorial Tournament share the same distinction of the next-best class of purses at $8.7 million.



Take a look at the full list of PGA Tour purses from largest to smallest.

2017 PGA Tour purses, ranked from biggest to smallest

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DATE TOURNEY PURSE 1st PLACE
Jun 18 U.S. Open $12,000,000 $2,160,000
Apr 9 Masters Tournament $11,000,000 $1,980,000
May 14 The Players Championship $10,500,000 $1,890,000
Aug 13 PGA Championship $10,500,000 $1,890,000
Mar 5 WGC-Mexico Championship $9,750,000 $1,660,000
Mar 26 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play $9,750,000 $1,660,000
Aug 6 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational $9,750,000 $1,660,000
Oct 30 WGC-HSBC Champions $9,500,000 $1,620,000
Aug 27 The Northern Trust $8,750,000 $1,575,000
Sep 4 Dell Technologies Championship $8,750,000 $1,575,000
Sep 17 BMW Championship $8,750,000 $1,575,000
Sep 24 Tour Championship $8,750,000 $1,575,000
Mar 19 Arnold Palmer Invitational $8,700,000 $1,566,000
Jun 4 The Memorial Tournament $8,700,000 $1,566,000
Jul 23 The Open Championship (British Open) $8,600,000 $1,548,000
May 7 Wells Fargo Championship $7,500,000 $1,350,000
May 21 AT&T Byron Nelson $7,500,000 $1,350,000
Feb 12 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am $7,200,000 $1,296,000
May 1[n 2] Zurich Classic of New Orleans $7,100,000 $1,042,000
Jul 2 Quicken Loans National $7,100,000 $1,278,000
Jul 9 Greenbrier Classic $7,100,000 $1,278,000
Oct 23 CIMB Classic $7,000,000 $1,260,000
Nov 13 OHL Classic at Mayakoba $7,000,000 $1,260,000
Feb 19 Genesis Open $7,000,000 $1,260,000
Apr 2 Shell Houston Open $7,000,000 $1,260,000
May 28 Dean & DeLuca Invitational $6,900,000 $1,242,000
Jun 25 Travelers Championship $6,800,000 $1,224,000
Jan 29 Farmers Insurance Open $6,700,000 $1,206,000
Feb 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open $6,700,000 $1,206,000
Nov 6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open $6,600,000 $1,188,000
Apr 16 RBC Heritage $6,500,000 $1,170,000
Feb 26 The Honda Classic $6,400,000 $1,152,000
Jun 11 FedEx St. Jude Classic $6,400,000 $1,152,000
Mar 12 Valspar Championship $6,300,000 $1,134,000
Apr 23 Valero Texas Open $6,200,000 $1,116,000
Jan 8 SBS Tournament of Champions $6,100,000 $1,220,000
Oct 16 Safeway Open $6,000,000 $1,080,000
Nov 21[n 1] RSM Classic $6,000,000 $1,080,000
Jan 15 Sony Open in Hawaii $6,000,000 $1,080,000
Jul 30 RBC Canadian Open $6,000,000 $1,080,000
Jan 22 CareerBuilder Challenge $5,800,000 $1,044,000
Aug 20 Wyndham Championship $5,800,000 $1,044,000
Jul 16 John Deere Classic $5,600,000 $1,008,000
Oct 30 Sanderson Farms Championship $4,200,000 $756,000
Jul 23 Barbasol Championship $3,500,000 $630,000
Aug 6 Barracuda Championship $3,300,000 $594,000
Mar 26 Puerto Rico Open $3,000,000 $540,000

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