Before 2011, Keegan Bradley was more or less a complete unknown to anyone who was not a hardcore golf follower. On Sunday, the 25-year-old up and comer made a massive name for himself, defeating Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff to win the 2011 PGA Championship. For his efforts, Bradley not only shot up to 29th in the World Golf Rankings, but also got to take home a big fat check worth over $1.4 million. The payouts for the other golfers weren't too shabby either.
Dufner, the runner-up, earned $865,000 for his troubles. Everyone who finished tied for 12th place or higher, a total of 18 golfers, took home paychecks in the six figures. The lowest placed golfers who made the cut, Rory Sabbatini and Shaun Micheel, took home $14,550.