The 102nd edition of the PGA Championship is scheduled to take place on August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. For over a century, this tournament has made countless golfers rich, and last year, it was Brooks Koepka’s turn to take home the biggest cut of the purse, when he won the 2019 PGA Championship.
The very first edition of the PGA Championship was held in 1916 and it was won by Jim Barnes. The event was not staged in 1917 and 1918 due to World War I and it would only be interrupted again in 1943 because of the second World War. Jack Nicklaus still holds the record for most PGA Championship wins with five and he also owns the record for most runner-up finishes with four. The oldest winner of this tournament was Julius Boros, who was 48 when he topped the field in 1968. The youngest was Gene Sarazen, who won in 1922 as a mere 20-year-old pro. Fast forward to 2020 and we find the current lot of PGA elite looking to claim their share of the $11 million purse, which we breakdown below.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the PGA Championship PGA Golf Tournament Running from August 6 to 9, 2020
Where: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA
When: August 6 to 9, 2020
TV Broadcast: GOLFTV
The Total Payout — $11,000,000
There is no change in the amount of total payout in the 2020 PGA Championship. Just like in each of the past three years, the winner of this year’s tournament will take home a check worth $1.198. As mentioned earlier, Koepka won the PGA Championship last year, which made him a back-to-back champion, as he’s also won it in 2018. Since 2010, only Koepka and McIlroy have won multiple PGA Championship titles, with the Northern Irishman bringing home the victory in 2012 and 2014.
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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