PGA Championship 2024: Xander Schauffele pockets record $3.3m from Valhalla’s $18.5m purse

As Xander Schauffele secures his first Major, we reveal how the biggest PGA Championship purse in history is set to be divided among the field in Valhalla.

The total purse for the second men’s Major of the year has been escalating quickly over the past few seasons, reflecting the efforts seen by the PGA Tour to remunerate its Signature Events more in line with the payouts received on the LIV Golf Tour.

The last time the PGA Championship was played at Valhalla Golf Club in 2014, the winner’s cheque lept up by $355k to $1.8 million, remaining relatively stable until it crept above the $2 million mark for the first time in 2021 when Phil Mickelson picked up his second Wanamaker Trophy.

On Moving Day, the PGA Tour of America finally put an end to the speculation and announced that 2024’s purse would increase to a record $18.5 million, putting the major in line with the Masters and US Open, also matching that on offer in the PGA Tour’s new Signature Events. The winner will take home $3.3 million.

Xander Schauffele broke the Major scoring record and wins a record $3.3m at the 2024 PGA Championship.

Remarkably, the PGA Championship purse has risen by $6.5 million in just three years since the $12 million offered at Kiawah Island in 2021.

Despite the mammoth money on offer in the four major championships, the Players Championship trumps them all, remaining the largest purse on the PGA Tour. Scottie Scheffler banked $4 million from the LIV-matching $25 million prize fund for the defense of his title in March.

Here is how the purse was split.

PGA Championship 2024: Prize money breakdown

Win: Xander Schauffele – $3,330,000

2: Bryson DeChambeau – $1,998,000

3: Viktor Hovland – $1,258,000

T4: Thomas Detry, Collin Morikawa – $814,000

T6: Shane Lowry, Justin Rose – $639,440

T8: Robert MacIntyre, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Billy Horschel – $521,417.50

T12: Dean Burmester, Lee Hodges, Taylor Moore, Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren, Sahith Theegala – $359,943.33

T18: Tony Finau, Harris English, Austin Eckroat, Keegan Bradley, Ryo Hisatsune – $230,764

T23: Russell Henley, Tom Hoge, Maverick McNealy – $170,136.66

T26: Tom Kim, Mark Hubbard, Ben Kohles, Kurt Kitayama, Min Woo Lee, Brian Harman, Corey Conners, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, $113,962.22

T35: Hideki Matsuyama, Max Homa, Doug Ghim, Brice Garnett – $79,182.50

T39: Aaron Rai, Alexander Bjork, Joaquinn Niemann, Jordan Spieth – $66,847.50

T43: Lucas Herbert, Jordan Spieth, Matt Wallace, Jason Day, Will Zalatoris, Lucas Glover, Adam Svensson, Byeong Hun An, Grayson Murray, Dustin Johnson, Zac Blair, $39,199

T53: Zac Blair, Thorbjorn Olesen, Patrick Reed, Jesper Svensson, Patrick Cantlay, Erik van Rooyen, Andrew Putnam  – $28,547

T60: Gary Woodland, Adam Hadwin, Talor Gooch – $27,016.66

63: Cameron Smith, Tyrrell Hatton, Cameron Young, Rickie Fowler, S.H. Kim – $25,202

T68: Nicolai Hojgaard, Luke Donald, Rasmus Hojgaard, Sebastian Soderberg $23,537.50

72: Braden Shattuck – $22,830

T73: Martin Kaymer, Alejandro Tosti – $22,560

75: Ryan Fox – $22,350

76: Stephan Jaegar – $22,230

77: Jeremy Wells – $22,140

78: Brendon Todd – $22,100

Players missing the cut and turning in a 36-hole score will be paid $4,000 each. Any player making the cut but failing to submit a 72-hole score will also be paid $4,000.

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