Patrick Reed won more money at the Masters than his first 12 events of the year combined
Patrick Reed won the Masters, holding off challenges from some of golf's biggest names.
Winning The Masters is one of the most prestigious achievements in golf. The winner gets the iconic green jacket, cements himself in the annals of sporting history forever — and takes home quite a bit of money as well.
This year, Patrick Reed took home $1.98 million for coming in first place at the tournament.
To put that in perspective, that is more than he won in his first 12 events of the year, where he won $1.47 million, combined. Also. his $3.5 million in earnings this season on the PGA Tour is already more than he won in 29 events last season ($3.1 million).
Overall, the Masters' total purse is a whopping $11 million, second only to the U.S. Open regarding prize money among golf majors.
Here's what the purse for each of the four majors will be in the 2017-18 PGA Tours season, according to the PGA Tour:
U.S. Open: $12.0 million
The Master's: $11.0 million
PGA Championship: $10.5 million
British Open: $10.3 million
And here's what the overall winner of each major took home in individual prize money during the previous PGA Tour season:
U.S. Open: $2.16 million (Brooks Koepka)
The Masters: $1.98 million (Patrick Reed)
PGA Championship: $1.89 million (Justin Thomas)
British Open: $1.85 million (Jordan Spieth)
Of the non-major tournaments, The Players Championship had the highest purse in 2017, at $10.5 million.