WGC Cadillac Championship 2014 payout: Patrick Reed closing in on winner's check from huge $9 million purse

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The winner's check at Doral is among the biggest of the PGA Tour season, and Patrick Reed is just a few holes away from a career payday.

The World Golf Championships feature exclusive limited no-cut fields, where every player who enters is guaranteed to take home at least $45,000. The WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral is one that always draws the biggest names, much like Firestone later in Augusta.

Unlike the WGC Match Play two weeks ago, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, and Phil Mickelson were all in attendance this week to earn some big world ranking points and cash a piece of the $9 million purse. That total is larger than any tournament all season, except for two -- the Players Championship and PGA Championship, which just this year made the move to $9.5 million and $10 million purses, respectively.

So it pays (more than the Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open) to win a WGC event and right now it's looking like Patrick Reed is set to cash the largest check of his career. The winner is set to earn $1.53 million of the total pot, which is almost half of Reed's total career PGA Tour winnings. It's yet another startling amount to hammer home just how far the purses have ballooned on Tour.

Reed has currently banked $3,768,232 in a career that's taken off over the last nine months. While this would be the signature win of his career, it would be his third since taking the Wyndham last August in Greensboro. That tournament paid out $954K to the winner and Reed backed that up with his first ever $1M payday in January at the Humana Challenge. So this would be Reed's third huge payday in less than a year, and possibly lock up a spot on the American Ryder Cup team in the fall.

The second place finisher takes home $900K, and third place cashes just over $600k (barring no ties). It's as big money as an event gets, and Reed is just a few holes away from earning $1.53 million a month before his first child is due.

UPDATE: The final payouts from Sunday's no-cut WGC title in Miami.

Place Player Score Payout
1 Patrick Reed -4 $1,530,000
T2 Bubba Watson -3 $753,000
T2 Jamie Donaldson -3 $753,000
T4 Richard Sterne E $395,000
T4 Dustin Johnson E $395,000
T6 Thongchai Jaidee 1 $248,333
T6 Stephen Gallacher 1 $248,333
T6 Bill Haas 1 $248,333
T9 Charl Schwartzel 2 $151,250
T9 Graeme McDowell 2 $151,250
T9 Hunter Mahan 2 $151,250
T9 Jason Dufner 2 $151,250
T13 Joost Luiten 3 $110,000
T13 Matt Kuchar 3 $110,000
T13 Miguel Jimenez 3 $110,000
T16 Jonas Blixt 4 $90,667
T16 Henrik Stenson 4 $90,667
T16 Sergio Garcia 4 $90,667
T16 Scott Hend 4 $90,667
T16 George Coetzee 4 $90,667
T16 Gary Woodland 4 $90,667
T16 Harris English 4 $90,667
T16 Phil Mickelson 4 $90,667
T16 Zach Johnson 4 $90,667
T25 Luke Donald 5 $76,000
T25 Kevin Streelman 5 $76,000
T25 Peter Uihlein 5 $76,000
T25 Francesco Molinari 5 $76,000
T25 Adam Scott 5 $76,000
T25 Rory McIlroy 5 $76,000
T25 Ryan Moore 5 $76,000
T25 Jimmy Walker 5 $76,000
T25 Tiger Woods 5 $76,000
T34 Jordan Spieth 6 $68,500
T34 Lee Westwood 6 $68,500
T34 Justin Rose 6 $68,500
T34 Hyung-Sung Kim 6 $68,500
T34 Hideki Matsuyama 6 $68,500
T34 Graham Delaet 6 $68,500
T40 Chris Kirk 7 $63,500
T40 Darren Fichardt 7 $63,500
T40 Louis Oosthuizen 7 $63,500
T40 Branden Grace 7 $63,500
T44 Rickie Fowler 8 $60,500
T44 Thomas Bjorn 8 $60,500
46 Brandt Snedeker 9 $59,000
T47 Webb Simpson 10 $57,000
T47 Russell Henley 10 $57,000
T47 Kevin Stadler 10 $57,000
T50 Billy Horschel 11 $54,500
T50 Keegan Bradley 11 $54,500
T52 Ernie Els 12 $52,500
T52 Ian Poulter 12 $52,500
T54 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 13 $51,000
T54 Brendon de Jonge 13 $51,000
T54 Boo Weekley 13 $51,000
57 Steve Stricker 14 $50,000
T58 Roberto Castro 15 $49,250
T58 Martin Kaymer 15 $49,250
T60 Jin Jeong 17 $48,250
T60 Matteo Manassero 17 $48,250
T62 D.A. Points 18 $47,000
T62 Jim Furyk 18 $47,000
T62 Victor Dubuisson 18 $47,000
65 Dawie Van Der Walt 22 $46,000
66 Brett Rumford 25 $45,500
67 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 26 $45,000

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