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Payday at Mission Hills

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2021 ANA Inspiration

April 04, 2021

Matt Sullivan

Players speak in reverent tones when they talk about the ANA Inspiration, even in years when the tournament isn’t celebrating a notable milestone. Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda both compared the championship—being played for the 50th time this week—to the Masters in men’s golf. That’s natural given the ANA’s history at the same venue, the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and the traditions that have arisen surrounding the event.

Most notable, of course, is the winner taking a leap into Poppie’s Pond beside the 18th green, a ritual so ensconced into the fabric of the tournament that there is special fabric for the champion to don after making the leap—a white robe that has become as much a part of the ritual as the splash landing.

On Sunday, Patty Tavatanakit became the latest to enjoy that tradition. The 21-year-old rookie from Thailand whose best finish on the LPGA Tour prior to this week was a share of fifth place, went wire-to-wire to beat a hard-charging Lydia Ko, who shot a course-record-tying 62 on Sunday. Tavatanakit’s final-round 68 gave her a 18-under 270 overall, two shots clearr of Ko.

With the victory, she joins a list of past champions in the California desert includes a healthy group of LPGA Hall of Famers: Jane Blalock, Mickey Wright, Judy Rankin, Donna Caponi, Nancy Lopez, Amy Alcott, Juli Inkster, Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, Lorena Ochoa and Inbee Park.

Most players will also tell you the prestige with winning a major championship in women’s golf outshines the financial reward that comes with it. But taking the title will make any player’s accountant happy. The prize money payout at the ANA Inspiration is $3.1 million, the fifth most lucrative event on the LPGA Tour. And the winner takes home $465,000 for their effort. Previously, Tavatanakit had earned $181,619 in her entire LPGA career.

Below is the prize money payout for each golfer who makes the cut this week at Mission Hills.

Win: Patty Tavatanakit, -18, $465,000

2: Lydia Ko, -16, $287,716

T3: Sei Young Kim, -11, $151,615

T3: Nelly Korda, -11, $151,615

T3: Nanna Koerstz Madsen, -11, $151,615

T3: Shanshan Feng, -11, $151,615

T7: Jin Young Ko, -10, $79,025

T7: Inbee Park, -10, $79,025

T7: Ally Ewing, -10, $79,025

T10: Megan Khang, -9, $59,333

T10: Moriya Jutanugarn, -9, $59,333

T10: Mirim Lee, -9, $59,333

13: Danielle Kang, -8, $51,666

T14: Mel Reid, -7, $43,476

T14: Pernilla Lindberg, -7, $43,476

T14: Mi Hyang Lee, -7, $43,476

T14: Hannah Green, -7, $43,476

T14: Charley Hull, -7, $43,476

T19: Stephanie Meadow, -6, $34,340

T19: Ryann O'Toole, -6, $34,340

T19: Christina Kim, -6, $34,340

T19: Brooke M. Henderson, -6, $34,340

T19: Gabriela Ruffels, -6, $34,340

T19: Yu Liu, -6, $34,340

T25: Minjee Lee, -5, $28,984

T25: Anna Nordqvist, -5, $28,984

T25: Gaby Lopez, -5, $28,984

T28: Cristie Kerr, -4, $23,352

T28: Jenny Shin, -4, $23,352

T28: Hyo Joo Kim, -4, $23,352

T28: Lauren Stephenson, -4, $23,352

T28: Yui Kawamoto, -4, $23,352

T28: Azahara Munoz, -4, $23,352

T28: Leona Maguire, -4, $23,352

T28: Pajaree Anannarukarn, -4, $23,352

T36: Xiyu Lin, -3, $18,194

T36: Lexi Thompson, -3, $18,194

T36: Georgia Hall, -3, $18,194

T36: Jessica Korda, -3, $18,194

T40: Angela Stanford, -2, $14,560

T40: Amy Olson, -2, $14,560

T40: Austin Ernst, -2, $14,560

T40: Mi Jung Hur, -2, $14,560

T40: Gerina Piller, -2, $14,560

T40: Stacy Lewis, -2, $14,560

T40: Jaye Marie Green, -2, $14,560

T47: Hee Young Park, -1, $11,971

T47: Maria Fernanda Torres, -1, $11,971

T47: Jeongeun Lee6, -1, $11,971

T50: Bronte Law, E, $10,081

T50: Yuka Saso, E, $10,081

T50: Pornanong Phatlum, E, $10,081

T50: Celine Boutier, E, $10,081

T50: Amy Yang, E, $10,081

T50: Dani Holmqvist, E, $10,081

T50: So Yeon Ryu, E, $10,081

T57: Brittany Lincicome, 1, $8,507

T57: Angel Yin, 1, $8,507

T57: Linnea Strom, 1, $8,507

T60: Ariya Jutanugarn, 2, $7,719

T60: Jennifer Kupcho, 2, $7,719

T60: Sophia Popov, 2, $7,719

T63: Eun-Hee Ji, 3, $7,167

T63: Kelly Tan, 3, $7,167

T63: Nicole Broch Larsen, 3, $7,167

T63: Caroline Masson, 3, $7,167

T67: Aditi Ashok, 4, $6,695

T67: Nasa Hataoka, 4, $6,695

69: Jennifer Song, 5, $6,458

T70: Kristen Gillman, 6, $6,263

T70: Cydney Clanton, 6, $6,263