Northern Trust Open 2014 purse: Bubba Watson cashes $1.2 million at Riviera

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Bubba's career earnings continue to climb with his second huge payday in the last three weeks.

At this point, Bubba Watson isn't really grinding out on the PGA Tour, but the marketable star will take another million-plus payday thanks to his first win since the 2012 Masters. Watson, who reiterates that he's never taken a lesson, didn't exactly have the country club background and pathway that many pro golfers enjoy, but he's now banked more than $21.3 million in his PGA Tour career.

Watson will take home a $1,206,000 winner's check for winning the Northern Trust Open on Sunday. The money is obviously important, but Bubba's back-to-back rounds of 64 on the weekend are some of the best golf ever played at this historic tournament on one the country's classic courses, Riviera. It's a nice rebound from the giveaway in Phoenix two weeks ago, when he airmailed his approach shot on the 72nd hole and then missed a relatively short par putt to hand Kevin Stadler the win. He earned $545,600 that day, but the $1.2 million winner's check, his first in almost two years, makes for a much sweeter Sunday.

Watson will now jet back to Arizona for the first of four extremely lucrative WGC events this year. The WGC-Match Play, like all WGC events, has an $9 million purse, which is larger than the first three majors (the PGA just bumped their purse to $10 million).

Here are the final payouts for the field that made the cut at Riviera:

Place Player Score Earnings
1 Bubba Watson -15 $1,206,000
2 Dustin Johnson -13 $723,600
T3 Jason Allred -12 $388,600
T3 Brian Harman -12 $388,600
5 Charl Schwartzel -11 $268,000
T6 Matt Every -10 $216,912
T6 Bryce Molder -10 $216,912
T6 William McGirt -10 $216,912
T6 George McNeill -10 $216,912
T10 Harris English -9 $174,200
T10 Brendan Steele -9 $174,200
T12 K.J. Choi -8 $127,300
T12 Charley Hoffman -8 $127,300
T12 Sang-Moon Bae -8 $127,300
T12 Cameron Tringale -8 $127,300
T12 Jordan Spieth -8 $127,300
T12 Charlie Beljan -8 $127,300
T18 John Senden -7 $97,150
T18 Aaron Baddeley -7 $97,150
T20 Keegan Bradley -6 $80,847
T20 Lee Westwood -6 $80,847
T20 Jimmy Walker -6 $80,847
T23 Kevin Chappell -5 $57,955
T23 Kevin Stadler -5 $57,955
T23 Hideki Matsuyama -5 $57,955
T23 Jim Furyk -5 $57,955
T23 Robert Garrigus -5 $57,955
T23 Bill Haas -5 $57,955
T29 Robert Allenby -4 $42,601
T29 Geoff Ogilvy -4 $42,601
T29 Daniel Summerhays -4 $42,601
T29 Blake Adams -4 $42,601
T29 David Lingmerth -4 $42,601
T29 James Hahn -4 $42,601
T35 Brendon Todd -3 $33,031
T35 Ernie Els -3 $33,031
T35 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -3 $33,031
T35 Kevin Streelman -3 $33,031
T35 John Huh -3 $33,031
T40 Victor Dubuisson -2 $26,130
T40 J.J. Henry -2 $26,130
T40 Jhonattan Vegas -2 $26,130
T40 Francesco Molinari -2 $26,130
T40 Luke Guthrie -2 $26,130
T45 Stuart Appleby -1 $18,779
T45 Justin Rose -1 $18,779
T45 Scott Stallings -1 $18,779
T45 Scott Brown -1 $18,779
T45 Vijay Singh -1 $18,779
T45 Richard Lee -1 $18,779
T45 Davis Love III -1 $18,779
T52 Angel Cabrera E $15,467
T52 Ken Duke E $15,467
T52 Justin Leonard E $15,467
T52 J.B. Holmes E $15,467
T52 Will MacKenzie E $15,467
T52 Billy Hurley III E $15,467
T52 Hunter Mahan E $15,467
T59 David Lynn 1 $14,539
T59 Matt Jones 1 $14,539
T59 Erik Compton 1 $14,539
T59 Ian Poulter 1 $14,539
T59 Jason Gore 1 $14,539
T59 Marc Leishman 1 $14,539
T65 Martin Laird 2 $13,869
T65 Retief Goosen 2 $13,869
T65 Tim Wilkinson 2 $13,869
T65 Jason Dufner 2 $13,869
69 Ben Crane 3 $13,534
T70 Harold Varner, III 4 $13,199
T70 Martin Flores 4 $13,199
T70 Webb Simpson 4 $13,199
T70 Graham Delaet 4 $13,199
74 Michael Putnam 6 $12,864
75 Pat Perez 8 $12,730
76 Ben Curtis 11 $12,596
77 Scott Piercy 15 $12,462

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