The winner of the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational gets a lot of money, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational first-place payout is commensurate with winning on the PGA Tour.
The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational purse is $12 million, which is a $2,700,000 increase over 2021.
How much money does the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner get?
The PGA Tour almost always pays 18 percent of the total purse to the winner, so the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner's share is $2,160,000 as the first-place payout.
Bryson DeChambeau won $1,674,000 as the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner's share from a $9.3 million purse. Tyrrell Hatton earned $1.674 million in PGA Tour first-place payout from a $9.3 million purse in 2020.
In this event, every player finishing the event earns official prize money, with 77th-place finisher earning $22,920. Every player also earns FedEx Cup points, with the winner receiving 550 points.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational does not have the biggest purse in professional golf. That belongs to The Players Championship, which has a $20 million purse. The first two FedEx Cup playoff events are tied for second best with a $15 million purse each.
The tournament with the highest first-place payout in all of professional golf is on the PGA Tour. The winner of the 2022 The Players Championship will win $3,600,000, making it the biggest first-place payout in all of golf.