Last year Scottie Scheffler, winning his first Major after an emotional fourth round, pocketed a first coin of $ 2,700,000, which accompanied the coveted Green Jacket and the invitation to participate in the tournament that will come to him natural life during.
It is the check for the highest winner ever, which made him rise in the special classification of the Masters money leaders. Let’s see how this special ranking is made up. In first place we find, of course, Tiger Woods.
His twenty-four appearances have allowed him to collect $9,588,236, a figure which alone guarantees him the 241st place on the PGA Tour’s all-time money list. He follows him in second place Phil Mickelson. In addition to the three Green Jackets, the Californian left-hander pocketed $8,189,317 in the 29 times he climbed Magnolia Lane.
In third place, despite having only entered the tournament nine times, is Jordan Spieth. The Texan has already earned $5,271,828, a sizable amount by all accounts. In fact, if we average it out, each Augusta appearance netted him $585,758, versus Tiger Woods’ $399,509, for comparison.
After all, out of nine starts, he finished five times in the top three, winning the 2015 edition. Spieth precedes Dustin Johnson. The 2020 Masters Champion, an anomalous edition due to the pandemic (held in November and without the patrons), accumulated $ 4,576,475 in twelve appearances.
Rory McIlroy closes the top 5, the first in the standings that you’ve never worn the Green Jacket (his big worry about him). In the fourteen times he has played at Augusta National, the Northern Irishman has amassed $4,157,521.
But the ranking, in the short term, could be updated. The 2023 edition of the Masters Tournament will kick off in ten days, featuring the return of the Past Champions playing on LIV Golf. A novelty that, from my point of view, has a strong flavor of tradition.
The Masters is one of the four major tournaments, the most important of the season in men’s professional golf. It is the only major that has been held since the first edition on the same course and is played every year at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia, in one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.
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