Ranking European Tour tournament purses from biggest to smallest
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Ranking European Tour tournament purses from biggest to smallest

The European Tour has 49 official tournaments on its 2018-2019 schedule, with the final prize money totaling at least $230,000,000, with many purses to be determined. 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 European Tour events range from $1.15 million to $12 million in 2018-19. The smallest purses belong to events in Mauritius and Belgium. The largest purse belongs to the U.S. Open, which saw its purse increased from $10 million in 2016 to $12 million in 2017 and remains there in 2018.

There are purses of every size in between. The four World Golf Championships events have the same purse of $10.25 million. There are the Rolex Series events, which range in purse from $7 million to $8 million.

Take a look at the full list of European Tour largest purses in 2019.

2019 European Tour purses, ranked from biggest to smallest

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Jun 17 U.S. Open $12,000,000 $2,160,000
Apr 8 Masters Tournament $11,000,000 $1,980,000
May 13 The Players Championship $11,000,000 $1,980,000
Aug 12 PGA Championship $10,500,000 $1,890,000
Jul 22 The Open Championship (British Open) $10,250,000 $1,804,500
Jul 28 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational $10,250,000 $1,742,500
Mar 21 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play $10,250,000 $1,742,500
Feb 24 WGC-Mexico Championship $10,250,000 $1,742,500
Nov 24 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai $8,000,000 $1,333,330
Nov 17 Nedbank Golf Challenge $7,500,000 $1,250,000
Jan 19 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship $7,000,000 $1,116,660
July 7 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open $7,000,000 $1,116,660
July 14 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open $7,000,000 $1,116,660
Sept 22 BMW PGA Championship $7,000,000 $1,116,660
Oct 13 Italian Open $7,000,000 $1,116,660
Nov 10 Turkish Airlines Open $7,000,000 $1,116,660
Sept 29 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship $5,000,000 $800,000

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