We’re only a few days away from the start of the 2017 BMW Championship and anticipation is building into a fever pitch for this prestigious PGA Tour event. Considering that the BMW Championship is one of the most important tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar, it stands to reason that this FedEx Cup playoff event is bound to reward its golfers in a more handsome manner than the other tour stops on schedule. Exactly how much cash is at stake in Lake Forest this week? Let’s all find out below.
And for an in-depth look at the upcoming action on the greens, check out our complete preview of the 2017 BMW Championship right after this.
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2017 BMW Championship Purse Breakdown
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The Total Payout
There is money to be made at Conway Farms. Just like the first two FedEx Cup Playoff events, the 2017 BMW Championship boasts a total purse of $8.75 million, with a hefty $1.575 million of that pot going to the eventual champion. That’s excellent news for this week’s field considering the total payout last year amounted to only $8.5 million.
To put into perspective the difference in prize money, defending champion Dustin Johnson (+700) pocketed $1.53 million in cash winnings last year. That’s $45,000 less than the amount the BMW champion will receive this year. Finishing second in this tournament ain’t bad either with the runner-up receiving a cash payout of $945,000. On the other end of the table, the bottom-placed golfer will bring home around $17,500.
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