Arnold Palmer Invitational purse: Adam Scott, Matt Every playing for $1.16 million payout

Two players at vastly different spots in their careers are going for a nice $1.16 million winner's check at Bay Hill.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is held in high regard, with some going so far as to call it the best non-major event of the season. It does not draw the quality field that the big money WGC events get, but it may be the best full-field tournament of the year.

But even with that esteem, the API at Bay Hill has an average to below-average purse when it comes to the regular PGA Tour events these days. Granted, it's a lot more than Arnold Palmer ever made for winning anything, but the $6.2 million purse is on the lower side. The winner, however, still takes home the usual $1-plus million check, and as we hit the finishing stretch, it looks like a battle between Adam Scott and Matt Every for that $1,116,000 winner's prize.

The consolation cash isn't too bad either should Scott or Every manage to finish 1-2 at Palmer's place. The second-place finisher takes home $669,600 if he's the solo runner-up. The money for Scott, who has $41.14 million in career earnings, is secondary at this point. A win would almost ensure his spot as the No. 1 player in the world by the time the Masters teed off in two-plus weeks. Every, on the other hand, has never won on the PGA Tour and never played at the Masters. A $1.16 million day would be a career achievement for the Florida native, who has $5.333 million in career earnings.

UPDATE: Every held on to outlast Scott, who fell apart down the stretch, and Keegan Bradley, who missed a birdie putt on the 18th that would have tied it. The winner's check at Bay Hill is more than Every has won in an entire season during his previous years on the PGA Tour. The final payout amounts:

Place Player Score Payout
1 Matt Every -13 $1,116,000
2 Keegan Bradley -12 $669,600
3 Adam Scott -11 $421,600
4 Jason Kokrak -10 $297,600
T5 Henrik Stenson -9 $226,300
T5 Erik Compton -9 $226,300
T5 Francesco Molinari -9 $226,300
T8 Brandt Snedeker -8 $186,000
T8 Ryo Ishikawa -8 $186,000
T10 Sean O'Hair -6 $148,800
T10 Graeme McDowell -6 $148,800
T10 J.B. Holmes -6 $148,800
T10 Freddie Jacobson -6 $148,800
T14 Harris English -5 $102,300
T14 Lucas Glover -5 $102,300
T14 Kevin Chappell -5 $102,300
T14 Kevin Na -5 $102,300
T14 George McNeill -5 $102,300
T14 Matt Jones -5 $102,300
T20 Camilo Villegas -4 $67,167
T20 Brian Davis -4 $67,167
T20 Gary Woodland -4 $67,167
T20 Vijay Singh -4 $67,167
T20 Brendan Steele -4 $67,167
T20 Ian Poulter -4 $67,167
T26 Brooks Koepka -3 $45,880
T26 Nicholas Thompson -3 $45,880
T26 Trevor Immelman -3 $45,880
T26 Davis Love III -3 $45,880
T26 Chesson Hadley -3 $45,880
T31 Danny Lee -2 $37,588
T31 Marc Leishman -2 $37,588
T31 Chris Stroud -2 $37,588
T31 Retief Goosen -2 $37,588
T35 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -1 $28,636
T35 Luke Guthrie -1 $28,636
T35 Peter Hanson -1 $28,636
T35 Seung-yul Noh -1 $28,636
T35 Bryce Molder -1 $28,636
T35 Charles Howell III -1 $28,636
T35 Aaron Baddeley -1 $28,636
T35 Morgan Hoffmann -1 $28,636
T43 Will MacKenzie E $18,476
T43 Jhonattan Vegas E $18,476
T43 John Merrick E $18,476
T43 Zach Johnson E $18,476
T43 Russell Knox E $18,476
T43 Charlie Beljan E $18,476
T43 Billy Horschel E $18,476
T43 Jamie Donaldson E $18,476
T43 Sam Saunders E $18,476
T52 John Senden 1 $14,539
T52 David Hearn 1 $14,539
T52 David Lingmerth 1 $14,539
T52 Patrick Reed 1 $14,539
T56 Cameron Tringale 2 $14,012
T56 Lee Janzen 2 $14,012
T56 Jason Bohn 2 $14,012
T56 Zachary Olsen 2 Amateur - No $$
T60 Brian Stuard 3 $13,454
T60 Ryan Moore 3 $13,454
T60 Paul Casey 3 $13,454
T60 Briny Baird 3 $13,454
T60 K.J. Choi 3 $13,454
T60 Chris Kirk 3 $13,454
66 Stewart Cink 4 $13,020
T67 Rod Pampling 5 $12,772
T67 Padraig Harrington 5 $12,772
T67 Pat Perez 5 $12,772
T70 Michael Putnam 6 $12,462
T70 Woody Austin 6 $12,462
T72 Tim Wilkinson 7 $12,214
T72 Greg Owen 7 $12,214
T74 Chad Campbell 8 $11,966
T74 Justin Hicks 8 $11,966
76 Martin Laird 9 $11,780

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