The 2020 BMW Championship is a relatively new tournament in the PGA Tour, as it only started in 2007. Tiger Woods won the very first staging of the event at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. Woods won again in 2009, becoming the first multi-winner of the tournament. He’s since been joined by Dustin Johnson, who is red hot right now following his success at TPC Boston. Let’s now take a look at how much money the top finishers of the 2020 BMW Championship are set to make.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the BMW Championship PGA Golf Tournament Running from August 27 to 30, 2020
Where: Olympia Fields CC (North), Olympia Fields, IL
When: August 27-30 2020
TV Broadcast: GOLFTV
The Total Payout – $9.5 million
After the fireworks display that Dustin Johnson put up last week at Northern Trust, he will look to light it up again this, this time at the BMW Championship, which he has already won twice before. When he first won it in 2010 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, he took home with him a check worth $1.35 million. The total purse at that time was $7.5 million. Johnson won the event again in 2016 at Crooked Stick Golf Club and pocketed $1.53 million from the total purse of $8.5 million. Since then, the purse at the BMW Championship has increased every year, reading the $9-million mark in 2018 and breaching it in 2019 ($9.25 million), with Justin Thomas taking home the $1.665 million grand prize. The total purse got another bump this year, with the winner expected to make $1.71 million.
The Complete Breakdown
Based on the standardized formula that the PGA Tour is using in dividing the purse for each major event, here’s what the top-10 finishers in the tournament will receive.
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