US star Scottie Scheffler earned $9,721 per shot in brilliant Masters triumph as Augusta prize money broken down
11th April 2022

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER held his nerve to seal a first Major title win at the 2022 Masters.

The Dallas-based star, 25, was nearly faultless as he continued his remarkable rise of the last twelve months.

Scheffler has now won four PGA Tour events this season and sits proudly at No1 in the world rankings.

His Masters triumph now puts him among an elite group and at times he made the notoriously unforgiving Augusta National look easy.

And it's certainly done wonders for his bank balance too.

There was a total purse of $15million to be split amongst the field at Augusta, with the winner taking home a cool $2.7m.

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That's an increase of $600k on the $2.07m secured by Collin Morikawa for winning the tournament in 2021.

The purse boost made this year's edition of the Masters the highest-ever prize fund at a Major.

Rory McIlroy put in a stunning round of 64 to propel himself into second place, bagging $1.62m for his trouble.

While Shane Lowry and Cameron Smith finished joint-third, taking home around $870,000 each.

But it was Scheffler who was the big winner of the day, with his winnings propelling his overall 2021-22 earnings to a whopping $10,098,014.


He hit 278 shots over his four rounds in Georgia, meaning each drive, wedge and putt on his way to the Green Jacket earned the humble American $9,721.

The grueling four days sees golfers compete over 72 holes, with Scheffler raking in $37,500 for EACH hole he played this week.

Remarkably, that's just $300 less than the $38,500 England's Tyrell Hatton earned for the whole tournament despite making the cut and finishing 52nd.

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Scheffler's final round ended in bizarre fashion as the steady-away World No1 proved he is just like us – by four-putting the 18th.

But the result was never really in doubt as Scheffler celebrated in typically understated fashion with wife Meredith.

He revealed he 'cried like a baby' before the round started and felt 'overwhelmed' by the situation.

He said: "I've dreamed of having a chance to play in this tournament, I teared up when I got my first invite in the mail.

"I love this place and if you're going to choose a tournament to win it would be this.

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"You don't know how many chances you get to win, you don't want to waste them and the human condition is to make things bigger than they are and you think it's a lot bigger deal than it is.

"I don't know what to say to be honest, I'm just really thankful to be in this position. I don't think anything has sunk in. My head is still spinning."

Despite being the richest prize ever given away in a Major, the $15m isn't the largest fund on the PGA Tour.

That honor goes to the Players' Championship, who this year split $20m between the field.

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