Friday, December 27, 2019

ATP Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2020 ATP Cup

The 2020 tennis season on the ATP Tour for men players kicks off this week at the ATP Cup which is taking place in Australia from January 3-12, 2020. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs this week for the players in the 2020 ATP Cup.


The ATP Cup is a team event featuring 24 teams with three players each from 24 different countries. Players for the teams are selected based upon their ATP rankings. The top three players from each country are eligible to play. If a player cannot play or chooses not to play the next ranked player from that country becomes eligible.

The way the tournament works is that the 24 teams are divided into six different groups of four teams each who will play round-robin matches. The six group winners plus the two highest second place teams will then advance to play in the quarterfinals. The winners in the quarters will then advance to the semifinals with the winners there advancing to the Finals where a winner will be determined.

The prize money for the 2020 ATP Cup is a whopping $15 million. So there is a huge amount of money up for grabs for the players this week.

This event suffered a major blow when Roger Federer announced he will not play due to family reasons. Federer's withdrawal knocked Team Switzerland from the event with Bulgaria taking their place.


ATP Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2020 ATP Cup


Every player in the 2020 ATP Cup will receive a participation fee. The amount of money for the participation fee is based upon how highly ranked each player is.


The highest ranked player for each team receives the highest participation fee as follows:


Highest Ranked Player Participation Bonus 


  • Players ranked 1-3 will each get $250,000



  • Players ranked 4-6 each get $225,000



  • Players ranked 7-12 each get $200,000



  • Players ranked 13-18 each get $180,000



  • Players ranked 19-24 each get $75,000



So any player like Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic who is ranked as the #1, #2 or #3 player in the world will get $250,000 just for participating in the event.

Players like Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem who are ranked #4 and #5 in the world will each get $225,000 for participating in the tournament.


Second Highest Ranked Player Participation Bonus


  • Players ranked 1-10 will each get $200,000



  • Players ranked 11-20 each get $150,000



  • Players ranked 21-30 each get $75,000



  • Players ranked 31-50 each get $60,000



  • Players ranked 41-100 each get $45,000



  • Players ranked 101-200 each get $30,000



  • Players ranked 201-300 each get $20,000



  • Players ranked over 301 each get $15,000



The 2nd highest ranked player for each team gets the money listed above based upon his overall ranking. For example, Roberto Bautista Agut from team Spain is the second highest ranked player on his team (Rafael Nadal is #1 ranked player from Spain). Agut is ranked #10 in the world so he receives $200,000 for participating.


Third Highest Ranked Player Participation Bonus



  • Players ranked 1-100 will each receive $20,000



  • Players ranked 101-300 each get $12,500



  • Players ranked 301 and up each get $7,500



In addition to the participation bonus, players also earn money for each win as follows,


#1 Player for Each Team Win Value



  • Final Win - $290,400



  • Semifinal Win - $151,000



  • Quarterfinal Win - $78,350



  • Round-Robin Group Stage Win - $39,400



As an example, if Novak Djokovic as the #1 player on Serbia wins the Final he will get $290,400 for that win.

If Djokovic also wins in the semis, the quarters and records three round-robin group stage wins he will earn $637,950. Add in the participation bonus of $250,000 for $887,950. He can also win more prize money as shown below.


Per Player Payouts for Each Team Win

Each player on each team gets the following payouts for each team win regardless of whether or not they played in the match


  • Final Win - $48,760



  • Semifinal Win - $29,280



  • Quarterfinal Win - $17,620



  • Round-Robin Group Stage Win - $9,850


So every player in the 2020 ATP Cup will earn prize money from the participation fees and for each win and each team win. The tournament is designed from a prize money perspective to get the highest ranked players in the world from each team to play each other.


PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions

The 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from January 2-5, 2030, on the Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort located in Maui, Hawaii. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers this week at the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. 



The Sentry Tournament of Champions is a winners only event limited to all the players who won a PGA  Tour tournament during the 2019 calendar year (not the 2019 season). This is the first event of the 2020 calendar year but the 12th event of the 2020 season which began in September.

This reward event has been played since 1953. Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most wins with five. Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson are two of the four players who have each won this event three times. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are among the 10 players who have won this event twice each.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions is $6.7 million. That's up 3.2% over the $6.5 million that was up for grabs in this PGA Tour event last year.

This tournament rewards every player for winning in the previous calendar year as long as they play in this event. Only 38 players are eligible to play in this event this year and all get a big guaranteed paycheck this week with the last place finisher getting at least around $70,000.


PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions


  • Winner - $1.35 million

The winner of the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions will earn $1.35 million. That's up 3.1% over the $1.3 million in prize money that Xander Schauffele earned last year when he won this event.


  • Second place - $780,000


  • Third place - $480,000


  • Fourth place - $362,000


  • Fifth place - $302,000


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Best College Football Bowl Games to Watch on TV in 2019-20

Counting the three College Football Playoff games there will be 40 college football bowl games played for the 2019 FBS season in 2019-20. Here is a list of the best college football bowl games to watch on TV this season.



Check out the list when you try to decide which college football bowl games to watch this season. It's impossible to watch all the bowl games so this list is designed to help you decide which bowl games are worth watching on TV this season.

The list is very simple and is based upon the concept that the best bowl games to watch are the ones where the most points will be scored. College football fans generally love watching teams score points and like games where the score ends up 52-50 and dislike games where the score ends up 9-6. 

So listed below are each of the 40 college football bowl games with the games with the highest scoring teams listed first and the list goes all the way down to the game where the fewest points are likely to be scored. Both College Football Playoff semifinal games are high on the list as all four teams in the playoff can score points profusely. 

The 40th and last bowl game should also be a very watchable game as it will feature the two high scoring winners of the semifinal games. This list is also useful if you like to bet the over/under on college football games. The points shown are for both teams combined for each game.



Best College Football Bowl Games to Watch on TV in 2019-20



1. Fiesta Bowl on December 28, 2019 (Ohio State vs Clemson) - 95.2 points (CFP Game ESPN 8 pm)


2. Peach Bowl on December 28, 2019 (LSU vs Oklahoma) - 91 points (CFP Game ESPN 4 pm)


3. Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2020 (Alabama vs Michigan) - 81.3 points (ABC 1 pm)


4. Boca Raton Bowl on December 21, 2019 (FAU vs SMU) - 78.2 points (ABC 3:30 pm)


5. Cotton Bowl on December 28, 2019 (Memphis vs Penn State) - 74.8 points (ESPN Noon)


6. Cheez-It Bowl on December 27, 2019 (Washington State vs Air Force) - 73.5 points (ESPN 10:15 pm)


7. Camping World Bowl on December 28, 2019 (Notre Dame vs Iowa State) - 71.2 points (ABC Noon)


8. Rose Bowl on January 1, 2020 (Oregon vs Wisconsin) - 70.5 points (ESPN 5 pm)


9. Liberty Bowl on December 31, 2019 (Kansas State vs Navy) - 70 points (ESPN 3:45 pm)


10. Alamo Bowl on December 31, 2019 (Texas vs Utah) - 69 points (ESPN 7:30 pm)


11. Gasparilla Bowl on December 23, 2019 (Marshall vs UCF) - 68.8 points (ESPN 2:30 pm)


12. Outback Bowl on January 1, 2020 (Auburn vs Minnesota) - 68.3 points (ESPN 1 pm)


13. Las Vegas Bowl on December 21, 2019 (Washington vs Boise State) - 68.3 points (ABC 7:30 pm)


14. Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2020 (Georgia vs Baylor) - 66.4 points (ESPN 8:45 pm)


15. Orange Bowl  on December 30, 2019 (Florida vs Virginia) - 65.4 points (ESPN 8 pm)


16. Lending Tree Bowl on January 6, 2020 (Louisiana-Lafayette vs Miami (Ohio)) - 63.5 points (ESPN 7:30 pm)


17. Texas Bowl on December 27, 2019 (Texas A&M vs Oklahoma State) - 63.4 points (ESPN 6:45 pm)


18. Bahamas Bowl on December 20, 2019 (Buffalo vs Charlotte) - 63.1 points (ESPN 2 pm)


19. New Orleans Bowl on December 21, 2019 (Appalachian State vs UAB) - 63 points (ESPN 9 pm)


20. Cure Bowl on December 21, 2019 (Liberty vs Georgia Southern) - 62.9 points (CBSSN) 2:30 pm)


21. Independence Bowl on December 26, 2019 (Miami vs Louisiana Tech ) - 61.8 points (ESPN 4 pm)


22. Hawaii Bowl on December 24, 2019 (Hawaii vs BYU) - 61.6 points (ESPN 8 pm)


23. Armed Forces Bowl on January 4, 2020 (Tulane vs Southern Miss) - 61.1 points (ESPN 11:30 am)


24. Music City Bowl on December 30, 2019 (Louisville vs Mississippi State) - 60.3 points (ESPN 4 pm)


25. Camellia Bowl on December 21, 2019 (FIU vs Arkansas State) - 60.2 points (ESPN 5:30 pm)


26. Birmingham Bowl on January 2, 2020 (Boston College vs Cincinnati) - 59.9 points (ESPN 3 pm)


27. First Responder Bowl on December 30, 2019 (Western Michigan vs Western Kentucky) - 59.8 points (ESPN 12:30 pm


28. Military Bowl on December 27, 2019 (North Carolina vs Temple) - 58.7 points (ESPN 12 PM)


29. Belk Bowl on December 31, 2019 (Virginia Tech vs Kentucky) - 57.2 points (ESPN Noon)


30. Holiday Bowl on December 27, 2019 (USC vs Iowa) - 57 points (FS1 8 pm)


31. Gator Bowl on January 2, 2020 (Indiana vs Tennessee) - 56.9 points (ESPN 7 pm)


32. Arizona Bowl on December 31, 2019 (Georgia State vs Wyoming) - 56.7 points (CBSSN 4:30 pm)


33. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on January 3, 2020 (Nevada vs Ohio) - 56 points (ESPN 3:30 pm)


34. Frisco Bowl on December 20, 2019 (Kent State vs Utah State) - 55.7 points (ESPN2 7:30 pm)


35. Pinstripe Bowl on December 27, 2019 (Wake Forest vs Michigan State) - 54.8 points (ESPN 3:20 pm)


36. Sun Bowl on December 31, 2019 (Arizona State vs Florida State) - 54.3 points (CBS 2 pm)


37. New Mexico Bowl on December 21, 2019 (Central Michigan vs San Diego State) - 50.9 points (ESPN 2 pm)


38. Quick Lane Bowl on December 26, 2019 (Pitt vs Eastern Michigan) - 49.2 points (ESPN 8 pm)


39. Redbox Bowl on December 30, 2019 (Cal vs Illinois) - 47.4 points



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Sunday, November 17, 2019

LPGA Women's Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs 2019 CME Group Tour Championship

The 2019 CME Group Tour Championship golf tournament for women players on the LPGA Tour is taking place this week from November 21-24, 2019, on the Gold Course at the Tiburon Golf Club located on Naples, Florida. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the LPGA women golfers this week at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship.



The CME Group Tour Championship is the season ending tournament on the LPGA Tour. At the conclusion of this event the Race to the CME Globe winner will be determined and the bonus prize money will be paid out like for the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour. You can see the Race to the CME Globe payouts here

The CME Group Tour Championship dates back to 2011. The inaugural winner of this event was Hee Young Park followed by Na Yeon Choi (2012), Shanshan Feng (2013), Lydia Ko (2014), Cristie Kerr (2015), Charley Hull (2016), Ariya Jutanugarn (2017) and Lexi Thompson (2018).

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship is $5 million. The field this week is limited to the top 60 players in the Race to the CME Globe ranking system. All players who complete the tournament will get a payout with the 70th player getting at least $5,000.

Most LPGA tournaments pay out 15% of the total prize money to the winner but this week the winner of the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship will earn 25% of the total prize money. So the winner this week will earn the highest win payout for any LPGA event this season.


LPGA Women's Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs 2019 CME Group Tour Championship


  • Winner - $1.5 million


  • Second Place - $525,000


  • Third Place - $350,000


  • Fourth Place - $250,000


  • Fifth Place - $175,000







European Tour Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

The 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from November 21-24, 2019, at the Jumeirah Golf Estates located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the European Tour players this week at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.



The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai dates back to 2009. It is the season ending tournament on the European Tour and at its conclusion the winner of the Race to Dubai playoffs will be determined and the bonus pool prize money payouts will be awarded which you can see here

Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson jointly hold the record for most wins in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai with two each. Danny Willett is the defending champion.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is $8 million. Only the top 50 players in the Race to Dubai season long points standings are eligible to play in this event. There is no cut this week and all 60 players will get a paycheck with the 60th player getting at least $25,000.

Of Special Note: The winner of this event will get a Golf Record $3 million 1st place prize money payout!


European Tour Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai


PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2019 RSM Classic

The 2019 RSM Classic golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from November 21-24, 2019 on the Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club located in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs this week for the PGA golfers at the 2019 RSM Classic.   



The RSM Classic dates back to 2010. The previous four winners of this event prior to last year, Mackenzie Hughes, Kevin Kisner, Robert Streb and Austin Cook, each recorded their first PGA Tour win here.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2019 RSM Classic is $6.6 million. That's up 3.2% over the $6.4 million in prize money that was up for grabs in this PGA Tour event last year.


PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2019 RSM Classic


  • Winner - $1.188 million

The winner of the 2018 RSM Classic will earn $1.188 million. That's up 3.2% over the $1.152 million that Charles Howell III earned when he won this event last year.


  • Second place - $712,800


  • Third place - $448,800


  • Fourth place - $316,800


  • Fifth place - $264,000


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

European Tour Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge

The 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from November 14-17, 2019, at the Gary Player Country Club located in Sun City, South Africa. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the European Tour players this week at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge.



The Nedbank Golf Challenge dates back to 1981, and it became a European Tour event in 2013. Since 1987, the winner of this event has won at least $1 million so this tournament has always had a top field. Since 2013, the winners are Thomas Bjorn, Danny Willett, Marc Leishman, Alex Noren, Branden Grace and Lee Westwood.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge is $7.5 million. This is a no-cut event limited to the top 60 Race to Dubai players and the player who finishes last will earn at least $20,000.

The Winner of this event earns a huge 1st place prize of $2.5 million, well above the average win payout for a European Tour Event.


European Tour Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge