Playing for big bucks at the 2024 Players Golf Tournament.


How much money are they playing for at the 2024 Players? Let's just say A LOT.jpeg


  • Players at TPC Sawgrass are competing for a record $25 million purse.
  • The winner will take home $4.5 million, also a record amount for the tournament.

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is offering a total purse of $25 million, the highest of any event on the PGA Tour. The winner will receive a record $4.5 million, a significant increase from past years. The tournament has seen a substantial growth in prize money over the years, with past winners earning much smaller amounts. For example, in 1974, the total purse was $250,000 with the winner, Jack Nicklaus, taking home $50,000. In comparison, in 2022, the total purse was $20 million, with the winner, Cameron Smith, receiving $3.6 million.

Here is the breakdown of the prize money payout for each golfer making the cut at TPC Sawgrass:

  • Winner: $4,500,000
  • 2nd place: $2,725,000
  • 3rd place: $1,725,000
  • 4th place: $1,225,000
  • … (continues with detailed breakdown of prize money for each position)

This increase in prize money reflects the growing financial success of men’s professional golf, with the Players Championship being a key event where golfers can earn substantial winnings. The tournament’s purse and prize money continue to attract top talent and make the competition more intense for players vying for the top spots.