Sunday, October 23, 2016

PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions

The 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from October 27-30, 2016, at the Sheshan Golf Club located in Shanghai, China. Here is the a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA and European Tour golfers at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions.


                                                     (Photo by Giogioytantan)

The WGC-HSBC Champions dates back to 2005. It is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Asian Tour. The WGC-HSBC Champions is a a no-cut tournament and all 80 or so players who complete the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions will earn a paycheck this week.

Even though the WGC-HSBC Champions is being played in 2016 it is the third PGA tournament for the 2017 season. Total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions is $9.5 million. That is up 11.8% over the $8.5 million that was up for grabs in this tournament last year.
  • Winner - $1.62 million
The winner of the 2016 WGC-HSBC Championship will earn a cool $1.62 million. That is up 15.7% over the $1.4 million that Russell Knox earned when he won this PGA and European Tour event last year.
  • Second place - $1.018 million
Second place at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Championship is worth $1.018 million. That is up 19.8% over the $850,000 that Kevin Kisner earned when he finished alone in 2nd place in this tournament last year.

  • Third place - $556,000
Third place is worth $556,000 at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions. Masters winner Danny Willett and Ross Fisher split $845,000 with each player earning $422,500 when they tied for 3rd place in this tournament last year.

  • Fourth place - $410,000

  • Fifth place - $334,000
Fifth place is worth $280,000 at the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions. Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace tied for 5th place in this tournament last year.

  • Sixth place - $272,000

  • Seventh place - $232,000

  • Eighth place - $202,000

  • Ninth place - $180,000


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