European Tour purse payout percentages and distribution
European Tour

European Tour purse payout percentages and distribution



The European Tour has a standard formula for payout percentages and distribution 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 European Tour event gets 16.67 percent of the purse. Typically, the second place player gets 11.11 percent of the total purse. Then it goes on like that, all the way down to 70th place, which gets 0.18 percent of the total purse.

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



  1. If the field has no cut, then the winner still gets 16.67 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 European Tour divides the purse differently to pay out to players who made the cut

European Tour purse payout percentages and distribution

Sample purses shown

PLACE PERCENT $7 million
1 16.67% $1,166,669
2 11.11% $777,931
3 6.26% $438,200
4 5.00% $350,000
5 4.24% $296,800
6 3.50% $245,000
7 3.00% $210,000
8 2.50% $175,000
9 2.24% $156,800
10 2.00% $140,000
11 1.84% $128,800
12 1.72% $120,400
13 1.61% $112,700
14 1.53% $107,100
15 1.47% $102,900
16 1.41% $98,700
17 1.35% $94,500
18 1.29% $90,300
19 1.24% $86,800
20 1.20% $84,000
21 1.16% $81,200
22 1.13% $79,100
23 1.10% $77,000
24 1.07% $74,900
25 1.04% $72,800
26 1.01% $70,700
27 0.98% $68,600
28 0.95% $66,500
29 0.92% $64,400
30 0.89% $62,300
31 0.86% $60,200
32 0.83% $58,100
33 0.80% $56,000
34 0.77% $53,900
35 0.75% $52,500
36 0.73% $51,100
37 0.71% $49,700
38 0.69% $48,300
39 0.67% $46,900
40 0.65% $45,500
41 0.63% $44,100
42 0.61% $42,700
43 0.59% $41,300
44 0.57% $39,900
45 0.55% $38,500
46 0.53% $37,100
47 0.51% $35,700
48 0.49% $34,300
49 0.47% $32,900
50 0.45% $31,500
51 0.43% $30,100
52 0.41% $28,700
53 0.39% $27,300
54 0.37% $25,900
55 0.35% $24,500
56 0.33% $23,100
57 0.31% $21,700
58 0.30% $21,000
59 0.29% $20,300
60 0.28% $19,600
61 0.27% $18,900
62 0.26% $18,200
63 0.25% $17,500
64 0.24% $16,800
65 0.23% $16,100
66 0.22% $15,400
67 0.21% $14,700
68 0.20% $14,000
69 0.19% $13,300
70 0.18% $12,600

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