Payday in New Orleans
Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
The Zurich Classic of New Orleans was Patrick Cantlay’s and Xander Schaffele’s to lose on Sunday at TPC Louisiana. The No. 4 and 12 ranked players in the world, respectively, shared a five-shot lead heading into the final round of the two-man team event, having set a 54-hole scoring record for the event at 29 under par by six shots. And with the format for Sunday’s play being foursomes (alternate shot), the chance for one of the chasers to make a mad dash at the end of play was difficult.
In the end, none could close the gap entirely, Cantlay and Schauffele posting a even-par 72 to win by two shots. Yes, the lead did get trimmed to one stroke on the back nine, runners-up Sam Burns and Billy Horschel going five under on their first 11 holes. But a birdie from Team Schuaflay on the 11th hole and a bogey from Burns/Horschel on the 17th gave the winning side plenty of breathing room on the 18th hole as they closed out a wire-to-wire victory with a bogey.
With the win, Cantlay claimed his seventh tour title, the last coming at last summer’s Tour Championship. It was Schauffele’s fifth, but his first since the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions.
The overall purse for this week is $8.3 million, and the prize money payout works similarly to other PGA Tour events. For the first-place team, you add the money an individual champion would make ($1.494 million) to the money the second-place finisher would receive ($904,700), then divide by two to get the amount that each player on the winning team receives ($1.119 million). Continue to do that throughout the field and that's how much each team earns.
As we pointed out a year ago, what's interesting about this is that the distribution of money in the event skews more toward the top of the leader board than a regular individual event. Here's how much money particular finishes would get you if it was an individual event with a $8.3 million purse versus how much a team finish gets you:
In other words, it pays EVEN MORE to finish strong at the Zurich Classic.
Here's how much prize money every golfer who made the cut will earn this week at TPC Louisiana (all money is per player). Come back after the end of the tournament and we'll update with individual names and specific dollar amounts for each player.
Win: Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele, -29, $1,199,350
2: Sam Burns/Billy Horschel, -27, $489,700
3: Doc Redman/Sam Ryder, -24, $320,587.50
T-4: Davis Riley/Will Zalatoris, -23, $191,937.50
T-4: Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele, -23, $191,937.50
T-4: Harold Varner III/Bubba Watson, -23, $191,937.50
T-4: Taylor Moore/Matthew NeSmith, -23, $191,937.50
T-4: Aaron Rai/David Lipsky, -23, $191,937.50
T-4: Brandon Grace/Garrick Higgo, -23, $191,937.50
T-10: Dylan Wu/Justin Lower, -22, $98,285.83
T-10: Wyndham Clark/Cameron Tringale, -22, $98,285.83
T-10: Jason Day/Jason Schrivner, -22, $98,285.83
13: Shane Lowry/Ian Poulter, -21, $69,803
T-14: Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, -20, $55,246.88
T-14: Adam Schenk/Tyler Duncan, -20, $55,246.88
T-14: Sungjae Im/Ben An, -20, $55,246.88
T-14: Mark Hubbard/Ryan Brehm, -20, $55,246.88
T-18: Matt Wallace/Sam Horsfield, -18, $40,047.50
T-18: Hank Lebioda/Chase Seiffert, -18, $40,047.50
T-18: Scottie Scheffler/Ryan Palmer, -18, $40,047.50
T-21: Brendon Todd/Chris Kirk, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Cameron Smith/Marc Leishman, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Nick Hardy/Curtis Thompson, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Tyrrell Hatton/Danny Willett, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Scott Piercy/Sean O'Hair, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Brandon Wu/Patrick Rodgers, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Talor Gooch/Max Homa, -17, $24,111.50
T-21: Russell Knox/Brian Stuard, -17, $24,111.50
T-29: Stephan Jaeger/Joel Dahmen, -16, $18,343
T-29: James Hahn/Kevin Chappell, -16, $18,343
T-29: Collin Morikawa/Viktor Hovland, -16, $18,343
T-32: Doug Ghim/Mathtias Schwab, -15, $17,513
T-32: Christiaan Bezuidenhout/Charl Schwartzel, -15, $17,513
34: Callum Tarren/David Skinns, -14, $17,015
35: Scott Brown/Kevin Kisner, -13, $16,683
T-36: Bill Haas/Jay Haas, -12, $16,185
T-36: Michael Gligic/Ryan Armour, -12, $16,185
T-38: Kurt Kitayama/Kiradech Aphibarnrat, -10, $15,521
T-38: Kyle Stanley/Camilo Villegas, -10, $15,521