Thursday, September 15, 2016

PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2016 Tour Championship

The 2016 Tour Championship FedEx Cup playoff PGA golf tournament is taking place this week from September 22-25, 2016, at the private East Lake Golf Club located in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers to win at the 2016 Tour Championship.

The Tour Championship is the last of the four FedEx Cup PGA golf playoff tournaments that will determine the winner of the 2016 FedEx Cup and the rich $10 million bonus prize money. The Tour Championship has been the final playoff tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs since its inception in 2007. 



Only the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings can play in the 2016 Tour Championship this week. In most years, the player who wins the Tour Championship also ends up winning the FedEx Cup and $10 million bonus. Only Camilo Villegas in 2008 and Phil Mickelson in 2009 won this tournament but did not also win the FedEx Cup.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 Tour Championship is $8.5 million. That is up 3% over the $8.25 million that was up for grabs in this playoff tournament last year.

Every player who finishes the 2016 Tour Championship will earn a paycheck and the 30th player should get just about $130,000. In addition, all 30 players this week will earn bonus FedEx Cup money ranging from the $10 million 1st place prize to $175,000 for 30th place. So the 30th place finisher this week will earn at least $300,000. It's good to be a pro golfer in 2016!

  • Winner - $1.53

The winner of the 2016 Tour Championship will earn a very cool $1.53 million. That is up 3% over the $1.485 million that Jordan Spieth earned last year when he won the Tour Championship. Jordan Spieth also won the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus in 2015.

  • Second place - $918,000

Second place is worth $918,000 at the Tour Championship in 2016. Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Danny Lee split $1.856 with each player earning $618,750 when they all tied for 2nd place here last year.

  • Third place - $578,000

Third place at the Tour Championship is worth $578,000 in 2016. Henrik Stenson finished 2nd in the FedEx Cup standings last year and earned a $3 million bonus.

  • Fourth place - $408,000

Fourth place is worth $408,000 at the Tour Championship in 2016. Jason Day finished 3rd in the FedEx Cup standings last year and earned a $2 million bonus.

  • Fifth place - $340,000

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