Tiger Woods is back. After missing the past several PGA Tour official events, the legendary golfer will take part in the 2020 Memorial Tournament, which he is +2200 to win. Woods is not the only one who’s going to get attention there, as all top five players in the FedExCup standings will also be down at Muirfield Village to vie for the biggest chunk of the $9.3 million total purse. Speaking of Woods, he is the winningest player at Memorial Tournament with five, having topped the field in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, and 2012. Since he’s got the most titles at the event, it’s understandable why he holds the record for earnings there, with $5.05962 million. If he pulls off a win or places in the top ten, what will this new tally look like? Here’s a breakdown of those new prize money additions for Woods, or any other golfer in the mix.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the 2020 Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Running from July 16 to 19 2020
Where: Muirfield Village GC, Dublin
When: July 16-19, 2020
TV Broadcast: ESPN/CBS
The Total Payout – $9.3 million
When Patrick Cantley won the 2019 Memorial Tournament, he took home $1.638 million, the biggest in the history of the event. But that’s about to get surpassed this year, with the winner of the 2020 Memorial Tournament expected to pocket $1.674 million. The first time the winner of this event got over a million dollars was in 2006 when Carl Petterson topped the field for $1.035 million. When Tiger Woods won his first Memorial Tournament in 1999, he only got $495,000. Roger Maltbie was the first person to win the Memorial Tournament. When he did in 1976, he cashed in a check worth $40,000.
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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