The Memorial golf tournament payout: Bubba Watson chasing $1.116 million of $6.2M purse

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Three of the biggest stars in the world are jostling on the back nine at Muirfield Village, where the winner will earn over a million dollars in prize money.

The Memorial tournament is one of the more prestigious non-major events on the PGA Tour schedule. The course, Muirfield Village, is the design masterpiece and unofficial home of Jack Nicklaus and the imprimatur of 18-time major winner always draws a loaded field. It's one of the bigger titles available all season, but the purse is on the smaller side for the modern PGA Tour rota.

Memorial Tournament 2014

A $6.2 million purse is up for grabs at Muirfield Village, and the winner will earn a $1.116 million check. As the leaders make their way through the back nine, three big money superstars are battling for first place. Bubba Watson started the day with the 54 hole lead, looking for his third win of the year and a victory that would probably lock up a Player of the Year award in September. He's already a lock for the Ryder Cup, and a win at another prestigious event would settle him at the top of the FedExCup rankings. It would also add to his huge 2014 cash haul, boosting this season's earnings alone to $5,673,079. A seventh career PGA title would increase his career earnings to just shy of $25 million.

HIdeki Matsuyama and Adam Scott have been the two biggest challengers for Bubba on Sunday. A win would be the first on the PGA Tour for the Japanese phenom Matsuyama, who already has $1,939,509 (and millions more overseas) in career earnings at just 22-years old. Matsuyama is going to win on the American tour, and probably very soon -- he's been just too competitive in almost all the big events over the past 15 months. A win by Matsuyama on Sunday would be enormous for world golf, even if Bubba's victory would garner more publicity.

Matsuyama's playing partner is Adam Scott, who was also his partner at this same venue for the Presidents Cup last October. Scott has settled in nicely as the new No. 1 player in the world, and a win would be the first back-to-back sequence since Rory picked up two consecutive victories in the 2012 FedExCup. A win for Scott would mean he's earned $2,268,000 in a seven-day stretch. The money might be secondary for Scott at this point, as he's going for titles and prepping for a second run at a major at Pinehurst next week. He should pass the $43 million mark in career earnings on Sunday, regardless of whether he wins. A victory would push his season earnings to $3,364,650.

Update: Matsuyama birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff then sunk a 10-foot par putt on the first playoff hole to claim the Memorial title and the first-place purse. Here is a complete look at the payout:

Place

Player

Payout

1

Hideki Matsuyama

$1,116,000

2

Kevin Na

$669,600

3

Bubba Watson

$421,600

T4

Chris Kirk

$272,800

T4

Adam Scott

$272,800

T6

Steve Stricker

$215,450

T6

Ben Curtis

$215,450

T8

Thorbjorn Olesen

$167,400

T8

Bill Haas

$167,400

T8

Luke Guthrie

$167,400

T8

Brendon Todd

$167,400

T8

Charl Schwartzel

$167,400

T13

Scott Brown

$124,000

T13

Paul Casey

$124,000

T15

Jason Allred

$102,300

T15

Matt Kuchar

$102,300

T15

Rory McIlroy

$102,300

T15

Billy Horschel

$102,300

T19

Charley Hoffman

$65,238

T19

Jim Furyk

$65,238

T19

Martin Flores

$65,238

T19

Jason Dufner

$65,238

T19

Ernie Els

$65,238

T19

Ryan Moore

$65,238

T19

Bo Van Pelt

$65,238

T19

Andrew Svoboda

$65,238

T19

Jordan Spieth

$65,238

T28

K.J. Choi

$38,647

T28

David Hearn

$38,647

T28

Robert Garrigus

$38,647

T28

Daniel Summerhays

$38,647

T28

Hunter Mahan

$38,647

T28

Brendon de Jonge

$38,647

T28

Kevin Stadler

$38,647

T28

Robert Streb

$38,647

T28

Scott Langley

$38,647

T37

Billy Hurley III

$25,420

T37

Michael Thompson

$25,420

T37

Justin Thomas

$25,420

T37

Aaron Baddeley

$25,420

T37

Cameron Tringale

$25,420

T37

Marc Leishman

$25,420

T37

Keegan Bradley

$25,420

T37

Camilo Villegas

$25,420

T37

Jason Day

$25,420

T46

Kevin Kisner

$18,063

T46

Dustin Johnson

$18,063

T46

Justin Hicks

$18,063

T49

Stewart Cink

$15,149

T49

Phil Mickelson

$15,149

T49

David Lingmerth

$15,149

T49

Luke Donald

$15,149

T49

Freddie Jacobson

$15,149

T49

Ben Martin

$15,149

T55

Michael Putnam

$14,198

T55

Nick Watney

$14,198

T57

Richard Lee

$13,764

T57

Charles Howell III

$13,764

T57

Gary Woodland

$13,764

T57

Ryo Ishikawa

$13,764

T57

Justin Leonard

$13,764

T62

John Huh

$13,268

T62

Carl Pettersson

$13,268

T62

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

$13,268

T65

Scott Stallings

$12,834

T65

Josh Teater

$12,834

T65

Carlos Ortiz

$12,834

T65

Hyung-Sung Kim

$12,834

T69

Lucas Glover

$12,400

T69

Pat Perez

$12,400

T69

Chris Stroud

$12,400

T72

Greg Chalmers

$12,090

T72

Mark Wilson

$12,090

74

Kyle Stanley

$11,904

T75

J.B. Holmes

$11,718

T75

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

$11,718

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