We’re only a few days away from the start of the 2017 Travelers Championship and excitement is definitely building for this lucrative PGA Tour event. It’s bound to be one thrilling competition with Rory McIlroy (+900) and Jordan Spieth (+700) headlining the 156-man field. Considering that the Travelers Championship is one of the most popular events on the PGA Tour calendar, it stands to reason that this golf tournament is bound to reward its participants in a more handsome manner than the other tour stops on schedule.
Exactly how much cash is at stake in Cromwell this week? Let’s find out below. And for an in-depth look at the upcoming action on the greens, check out our complete preview and sleeper picks for the Travelers Championship right after this.
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2017 Travelers Championship Purse Breakdown
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The Total Payout
There is money to be made at TPC River Highlands. The Travelers Championship boasts a total purse of $6.8 million, with a hefty $1.224 million of that pot going to the eventual winner. That’s excellent news for this week’s field considering the total payout last year amounted to only $6.6 million. To put into perspective the difference in winnings, defending champion Russell Knox (+5,000) earned $1.188 million in prize money last year. That’s $36,000 less than the amount the Travelers champion will receive this year. Finishing second in this tournament ain’t bad either with the runner-up receiving a payout of $734,400. On the other end of the leaderboard, the 70th or so golfer to make the cut this week will take home around $13,600.
The Complete Breakdown
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