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Viktor Hovland Tour Championship 2023

Insane Prize Money Payouts at 2023 PGA Tour Championship Revealed

Between LIV and the PGA Tour, professional golfers are getting that bag. While the Saudi-backed tour has made all the headlines for throwing ridiculous amounts of money around, the United States-based organisation recently shilled out its biggest purse of the year at its season finale Tour Championship. The remaining field of the top 30 players of 2023 competed for a whopping USD$75 million (AU$117 million) at East Lake Golf Club, filling their pockets one last time before a well-earned offseason.

Norway’s Viktor Hovland won the tournament by five strokes and pocketed a cool USD$18 million (AU$28.01 million) for his efforts. In red hot form, The 25-year-old also won last week at the BMW Championship, taking home an additional USD3.6 million (AU$5.6 million). To put that in context, he technically made USD$21.6 million (AU$33.6 million)for eight days of work on the course.

However, he wasn’t the only one making fat stacks today. Check out the full list of players’ prize money at the 2023 Tour Championship below (try not to cry from envy).

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2023 Tour Championship Prize Money

  • 1. Viktor Hovland, -27: US$18 million (AU$28.01 million)
  • 2. Xander Schauffele, -22: US$6.5 million (AU$10.11 million)
  • 3. Wyndham Clark, -16: US$5 million (AU$7.78 million)
  • 4. Rory McIlroy, -14: US$4 million (AU$6.22 million)
  • 5. Patrick Cantlay, -13: US$3 million (AU$4.67 million)
  • T6. Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler; -11: $2 million (AU$3.11 million)
  • T9. Sam Burns, Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Homa, Adam Schenk, Keegan Bradley; -10: US$990,000 (AU$1.54 million)
  • T14. Russell Henley, Sepp Straka; -9: US$780,000 (AU$1.21 million)
  • T16. Rickie Fowler, Tyrrell Hatton; -8: US$710,000 (AU$1.1 million)
  • T18. Lucas Glover, Jon Rahm; -7: US$670,000 (AU$1.04 million)
  • T20. Si Woo Kim, Tony Finau, Tom Kim; -6: US$620,000 (AU$964,460)
  • 23. Brian Harman, -4: US$580,000 (AU$902,386)
  • 24. Sungjae Im, -3: US$565,000 (AU$879,049)
  • 25. Nick Taylor, -2: US$550,000 (AU$855,552)
  • 26. Corey Conners, -1: US$540,000 (AU$839,996)
  • 27. Jordan Spieth, -1: US$530,000 (AU$824,441)
  • 28. Jason Day, +3: US$520,000 (AU$808,885)
  • T29. Emiliano Grillo, Taylor Moore; +6: US$505,000 (AU$785,247)
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele | Image: AP

After a stellar year that included a second-place finish at this year’s PGA Championship, Hovland entered the Tour Championship second in the rankings. After demolishing the field over the first three rounds, he converted a six-shot, 54-hole lead into a five-shot victory that handed him the 2023 FedEx Cup title. When asked by Gold Digest what he would be doing with the fresh cash injection, he humorously replied, “I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Money goes a long way there.”

While the scorecard shows Hovland coasting to a comfortable win, Xander Schauffele – who finished T2 – made things interesting with a charge in the final round that shrunk the lead to just three shots. However, the Norwegian failed to capitulate and finished strong to widen the gap once more.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler | Image: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Despite being the world’s top-ranked player, Scottie Scheffler disappointed both himself and his accountant this week. The American phenom has earned back-to-back top standings entering the Tour Championship but has failed to convert either opportunity into a championship victory. There’s been much talk of Scheffler’s issues on the greens, with CBS reporter Kyle Porter pointing out his flatstick woes in the final round of today’s tournament.

“Scheffler just gained 2 strokes on the field from tee to green on the front nine and three putted the eighth hole from 7 feet if you want a nice summation of his season,” Porter said on Twitter.

With Hovland’s scorching form and several other Europeans such as Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick securing spots within the Tour Championship’s top 10, all eyes are now on the upcoming Ryder Cup next month. Let’s hope the underdog Europeans can make it an interesting contest, having lost the last two of three events.

The Ryder Cup will return in 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Italy.

Viktor Hovland Tour Championship 2023
Image: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

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