With its roots tracing all the way back into 1967, The Northern Trust has become among the most anticipated PGA Tour events over the years.
When it began in the 60s, it was referred to as the Westchester Classic and it continued to be so until 1976 when it turned into the American Express Westchester Classic. Three years later, the tournament changed its name again and became the Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic until 1989. From 1990 up to 2004, the tournament bore the name Buick Classic. Over than 14-year span, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, and Sergio Garcia all became two-time winners of the tournament, which was briefly endorsed as the Barclay Classic from 2005 to 2006. Before shifting to its current name, the tournament was referred to as The Barclays from 2007 to 2016.
With all that said, let’s now take a look at how much is at stake this week at TPC Boston, along with a complete breakdown of how the purse will be split amongst the top finishers.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for The Northern Trust Purse PGA Golf Tournament Running from August 20 to 23, 2020
Where: TPC Boston, Norton, MA
When: August 20-23, 2020
Lines: View all 2020 PGA Lines
TV Broadcast: GOLFTV
The Total Payout – $9.5 million
The total purse for this year’s The Northern Trust has received a slight bump. From $9.25 million last year, the purse this time is at $9.5 million. Of course, that means a bigger share of the purse for the winner. Last year, Patrick Reed won his second career win in the tournament and took home $1.665 million. Meanwhile, the winner this week at TPC Boston will pocket $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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