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Xander Schauffele’s PGA Championship prize money revealed as he enjoys huge payday after winning his first major title at Kentucky

  • The PGA Championship raised $1 million from last year’s event.
  • Each contestant finishing in the top 10 won more than $500,000.
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After winning the PGA Championship on Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club, Xander Schauffele will take home $3.3 million as the event increased his first-place prize this year by $1 million.

Schauffele’s birdie putt on the final hole of the tournament increased the money he left Kentucky with by nearly $1.4 million, while runner-up Bryson DeChambeau took home $1.998 million. for his six-under-par effort on Sunday.

Each of the top three became millionaires from this event alone, as Viktor Hovland won $1.258 million.

The total purse for the PGA Championship is the largest in the event’s history at $18.5 million, with each player earning at least $22,100 for completing 72 holes.

Each player ranked in the top 10 wins more than half a million dollars.

Xander Schauffele won $3.3 million with his PGA Championship victory at Valhalla Golf Club

Xander Schauffele won $3.3 million with his PGA Championship victory at Valhalla Golf Club

Schauffele's first major victory allowed him to earn a smaller lump sum than some other golf events

Schauffele’s first major victory allowed him to earn a smaller lump sum than some other golf events

Every golfer finishing in the top 31 places earned at least $100,000 from their weekend in Louisville.

The Masters had a total purse of about $20 million, giving golf’s next major a slightly lower amount for total prize money.

Scottie Scheffler, who earned $521,418 for tying for eighth, earned $3.6 million for winning a green jacket.

What’s strange for Scheffler is that winning the Masters was only his third-highest money of the season. He won $4.5 million at the Players Championship and $4 million at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Collin Morikawa and Thomas Detry earn $814,000 each for finishing tied for fourth place.

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