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Payday at East Lake

Here's the FedEx Cup prize money payout for each golfer at the 2022 Tour Championship

August 27, 2022
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For all the debate this summer about rapidly rising prize money payouts in professional golf, it was crazy to think what was on the line this week at the Tour Championship. The winner on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club was going to earn $18 million for his victory.

Let’s repeat this: $18 million.

By comparison, for their entire PGA Tour careers, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, winners of 25 majors and 135 tour titles, earned a combined $7,595,888.

And that winner, fittingly, was Rory McIlroy, the man who has served as the de facto face of the PGA Tour in 2022. As LIV Golf has risen to prominence and created a schism in men’s pro golf this summer, McIlroy has been the calming presence the PGA Tour needed, rallying some of the biggest names to try to keep the tour together.

McIlroy began the tournament six shots back of Scottie Scheffler, was 10 shots back after two holes (when he opened with a triple bogey, bogey), nine back after 36 holes and a six back to start the final round. But with rounds of 67-67-63-66 to get to 21 under, he rallied for a third career FedEx Cup title to the ones won in 2014 and 2019.

Technically speaking, the money on the line in Atlanta is not tournament prize money, but rather the payout for the $75 million FedEx Cup bonus pool that players are receiving for their finishes in the season-long points race. No player’s career earnings will increase as a result of their performance in the 2021-22 season finale.

Here then is the prize money payout for each golfer in the final FedEx Cup standings after the conclusion of the Tour Championship. As with regular PGA Tour events, money is split equally among players if there are ties for different places in this last event of the 2021-’22 PGA Tour season. We’ll update this list shortly after Sunday’s finish to include individual names with their earnings.

East Lake Golf Club
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East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, GA
Tom Bendelow actually laid out the original course at East Lake, back when it was known as Atlanta Athletic Club, and that was the layout upon which Stewart Maiden taught the game to the now-legendary Bobby Jones. Donald Ross basically built a new course on the same spot in 1915, which remained untouched until changes were made before the 1963 Ryder Cup. When Atlanta Athletic moved to the suburbs in the late 1960s, the downtown East Lake location fell on hard financial times until being rescued in the 1990s by businessman Tom Cousins, who made it a sterling fusion of corporate and inner-city involvement. In the past two decades, Rees Jones has redesigned most holes, and after the PGA Tour reversed the nines for the 2016 Tour Championship (flipping the unpopular par-3 finish into the ninth hole), the club made the new routing permanent for regular play.
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One additional note: Every player in the FedEx Cup top 150 earns some distribution from the bonus pool. It’s why the list below has far more names than just the 30 competing in the Tour Championship.

Win: Rory McIlroy, -21, $18,000,000

T-2: Scottie Scheffler, -20, $5,750,000

T-2: Sungjae Im, -20, $5,750,000

4: Xander Schauffele, -18, $4,000,000

T-5: Max Homa, -17, $2,750,000

T-5: Justin Thomas, -17, $2,750,000

T-7: Sepp Straka, -16, $1,750,000

T-7: Patrick Cantlay, -16, $1,750,000

9: Tony Finau, -15, $1,250,000

10: Tom Hoge, -14, $1,000,000

T-11: Joaquin Niemann, -13, $925,000

T-11: Hideki Matsuyama, -13, $925,000

T-13: Jordan Spieth, -12, $825,000

T-13: Aaron Wise, -12, $825,000

T-15: Viktor Hovland, -11, $710,000

T-15: Matt Fitzpatrick, -11, $710,000

T-15: J.T. Poston, -11, $710,000

T-15: Jon Rahm, -11, $710,000

19: Cameron Young, -10, $660,000

20: Cameron Smith, -9, $640,000

T-21: Brian Harman, -8, $600,000

T-21: Billy Horschel, -8, $600,000

T-21: Collin Morikawa, -8, $600,000

24: Sam Burns, -7, $565,000

25: Adam Scott, -4, $550,000

26: Corey Conners, -3, $540,000

27: K.H. Lee, -1, $530,000

28: Sahith Theegala, +1, $520,000

29: Scott Stallings, +3, $510,000

30: Will Zalatoris, $500,000

31: Shane Lowry, $250,000

32: Trey Mullinax, $236,000

33: J.J. Spaun, $228,000

34: Joohyung Kim, $221,000

35: Davis Riley, $214,000

36: Denny McCarthy, $211,000

37: Maverick McNealy, $209,000

38: Kevin Kisner, $208,000

39: Keith Mitchell, $207,000

40: Kurt Kitayama, $206,000

41: Lucas Glover, $205,000

42: Seamus Power, $204,000

43: Lucas Herbert, $203,000

44: Russell Henley, $202,000

45: Andrew Putnam, $201,000

46: Taylor Pendrith, $200,000

47: Cameron Tringale, $199,000

48: Tyrrell Hatton, $198,000

49: Mito Pereira, $197,000

50: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, $196,000

51: Luke List, $195,000

52: Emiliano Grillo, $194,000

53: Keegan Bradley, $193,000

54: Sebastián Muñoz, $192,000

55: Cam Davis, $191,000

56: Mackenzie Hughes, $190,000

57: Si Woo Kim, $189,000

58: Marc Leishman, $188,000

59: Brendan Steele, $187,000

60: Troy Merritt, $186,000

61: Adam Hadwin, $185,000

62: Tommy Fleetwood, $185,000

63: Chez Reavie, $185,000

64: Matt Kuchar, $185,000

65: Taylor Moore, $185,000

66: Chris Kirk, $175,000

67: Harold Varner III, $175,000

68: Alex Noren, $175,000

69: Alex Smalley, $175,000

70: Wyndham Clark, $175,000

71: Anirban Lahiri, $140,000

72: Lee Hodges, $140,000

73: John Huh, $140,000

74: Brendon Todd, $140,000

75: Gary Woodland, $140,000

76: Beau Hossler, $140,000

77: Lanto Griffin, $140,000

78: Brandon Wu, $140,000

79: Matthew NeSmith, $140,000

80: Chad Ramey, $140,000

81: Adam Long, $140,000

82: Dylan Frittelli, $140,000

83: Ryan Palmer, $140,000

84: David Lipsky, $140,000

85: Adam Schenk, $140,000

86: Daniel Berger, $130,000

87: Joel Dahmen, $130,000

88: Aaron Rai, $130,000

89: Stephan Jaeger, $130,000

90: Patrick Rodgers, $130,000

91: Russell Knox, $130,000

92: Adam Svensson, $130,000

93: Kevin Streelman, $130,000

94: Mark Hubbard, $130,000

95: Peter Malnati, $130,000

96: Danny Lee, $130,000

97: Michael Thompson, $130,000

98: Hayden Buckley, $130,000

99: C.T. Pan, $130,000

100: Justin Rose, $130,000

101: Martin Laird, $120,000

102: Sam Ryder, $120,000

103: Vince Whaley, $120,000

104: Tyler Duncan, $120,000

105: Jhonattan Vegas, $120,000

106: Nate Lashley, $120,000

107: James Hahn, $120,000

108: Greyson Sigg, $120,000

109: Robert Streb, $120,000

110: Scott Piercy, $120,000

111: Callum Tarren, $120,000

112: Max McGreevy, $120,000

113: Chesson Hadley, $120,000

114: Nick Watney, $120,000

115: Jason Day, $120,000

116: Doug Ghim, $120,000

117: Stewart Cink, $120,000

118: Kevin Tway, $120,000

119: Ryan Brehm, $120,000

120: Matthias Schwab, $120,000

121: Patton Kizzire, $120,000

122: Webb Simpson, $120,000

123: Rickie Fowler, $120,000

124: Nick Taylor, $120,000

125: Kramer Hickok, $120,000

126: Matt Wallace, $85,000

127: Austin Smotherman, $85,000

128: Justin Lower, $85,000

129: Doc Redman, $85,000

130: Danny Willett, $85,000

131: Kelly Kraft, $85,000

132: Nick Hardy, $85,000

133: Cameron Champ, $85,000

134: Brian Stuard, $85,000

135: Michael Gligic, $85,000

136: Harry Higgs, $85,000

137: Francesco Molinari, $85,000

138: Martin Trainer, $85,000

139: Erik van Rooyen, $85,000

140: Zach Johnson, $85,000

141: Rory Sabbatini, $85,000

142: Hank Lebioda, $85,000

143: Cameron Percy, $85,000

144: Henrik Norlander, $85,000

145: Andrew Novak, $85,000

146: Garrick Higgo, $85,000

147: Brice Garnett, $85,000

148: Jonathan Byrd, $85,000

149: Austin Cook, $85,000

150: Charley Hoffman, $85,000