Masters 2014 purse: Bubba Watson takes home $1.62 million in prize money

Harry How

While it's customary to play for a $1M-plus winner's check every week now on the PGA Tour, the cash earned on Sunday at the Masters is, as usual, secondary.

In addition to a green jacket, a lifetime invitation, and all the glory that comes with winning the Masters, Bubba Watson can also walk away Sunday with a $1.62 million check. That's almost $200,000 more than what Adam Scott took home last year, as purses all around golf, particularly at the majors, continue to balloon.

The increase in purse sizes at the major championships was first set by the PGA of America and PGA Tour, who made an announcement last year that they were pushing their purses from $8 million to $10 million. All four majors had previously had $8 million payouts, while the three WGC titles had $8.5 million totals. The largest purse in golf, for some time now, belongs to the "fifth major," the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. That tournament was already $9.5 million before the bump up to $10 million at the end of last year.

With this latest hefty check, Bubba's career earnings are now at $23,843,433. Watson has been cashing huge checks all season, but this is obviously the largest so far. He earned just over $1.2 million with his win at Riviera, $545k with his second-place finish at Phoenix, and $753k with his second-place finish at Doral. It's a monster year for the left-hander, but unlike some of those other results, the check here isn't the most important thing.

Here are the final payout totals for the field that made the weekend:

Place

Player

Payout

1

Bubba Watson

$1,620,000

T2

Jonas Blixt

$792,000

T2

Jordan Spieth

$792,000

4

Miguel Jimenez

$432,000

T5

Rickie Fowler

$342,000

T5

Matt Kuchar

$342,000

7

Lee Westwood

$301,500

T8

Bernhard Langer

$234,000

T8

Jimmy Walker

$234,000

T8

Rory McIlroy

$234,000

T8

John Senden

$234,000

T8

Kevin Stadler

$234,000

T8

Thomas Bjorn

$234,000

T14

Stewart Cink

$148,500

T14

Jamie Donaldson

$148,500

T14

Henrik Stenson

$148,500

T14

Adam Scott

$148,500

T14

Justin Rose

$148,500

T14

Jim Furyk

$148,500

T20

Bill Haas

$101,160

T20

Chris Kirk

$101,160

T20

Jason Day

$101,160

T20

Ian Poulter

$101,160

T20

Fred Couples

$101,160

25

Louis Oosthuizen

$79,200

T26

Joost Luiten

$66,600

T26

Hunter Mahan

$66,600

T26

Steven Bowditch

$66,600

T26

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

$66,600

T26

Gary Woodland

$66,600

T31

Martin Kaymer

$55,800

T31

Russell Henley

$55,800

T31

Steve Stricker

$55,800

T34

Stephen Gallacher

$48,600

T34

K.J. Choi

$48,600

T34

Jose Maria Olazabal

$48,600

T37

Brandt Snedeker

$40,500

T37

Brendon de Jonge

$40,500

T37

Thongchai Jaidee

$40,500

T37

Billy Horschel

$40,500

T37

Vijay Singh

$40,500

T42

Lucas Glover

$34,200

T42

Kevin Streelman

$34,200

T44

Mike Weir

$27,972

T44

Sandy Lyle

$27,972

T44

Nick Watney

$27,972

T44

Thorbjorn Olesen

$27,972

T44

Darren Clarke

$27,972

49

Oliver Goss

$23,400

50

Francesco Molinari

$11,340

51

Larry Mize

$11,340

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