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PGA Championship purse 2016: $1.8 million in prize money awaits winner

There's a lot more than glory to play for this week at Baltusrol.

The winner of this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol will earn $1.8 million out of a total purse of $10 million.

The PGA Championship bumped its purse to $10 million in 2014 to quell any notion that it was somehow lesser than the sport's three other major tournaments. The move was made in conjunction with the PGA Tour in a showy press conference touting both the PGA and The Players. It tied it with The Players Championship for a short time, before that tournament's purse jumped to $10.5 million this year. The three other majors -- The Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship -- have all moved their purse up to the same $10 million as the PGA's in the intervening year. So the arms race has momentarily slowed down this year, as the sport's governing bodies compete for status and prestige over whose tournament doles out the most cash.

Returns diminish quickly at the top of the leaderboard -- even a difference of one or two places can mean tens of thousands of dollars. After the winner's $1.8 million, second place gets $1.08 million, third place gets $680,000, fourth place $480,000 and fifth place $400,000. Finishing 10th on the board is worth $253,000. Finishing 20th is worth $116,000, and finishing 30th is worth $65,000. The drops are most pronounced at the top.

The top earner on the PGA Tour so far this season is Dustin Johnson, the U.S. Open and Bridgestone winner, whose earnings heading into the PGA Championship were better than $7.2 million. Next is world No. 1 Jason Day at $6.5 million, then Adam Scott at $5 million, Jordan Spieth at $4.6 million and Phil Mickelson at $3.6 million. Some of the tournament's top contenders to this point are far lower on the list, including Jimmy Walker at $1.5 million and Robert Streb at $666,000. For those players, they could roughly (or more than) double their earnings with a win. You can see a full season money list here, on the tour's official website.

Here's the complete purse breakdown, from the highest finishers through the last player to make the cut. The payout for players who missed the cut is $3,000 apiece, and the payout for cut-makers who finish worse than 70th comes in diminishing intervals of $100, starting at $17,900. These amounts can change with ties, but there's a lot of money to be made, no matter who finishes where.

UPDATE: Jimmy Walker held on for the first wire-to-wire PGA win since 2005. Walker has won a ton of money over the last three years, which are largely responsible for his $20,141,319 career total. None have been bigger than this payday. Here's your updated payout totals.

1 Jimmy Walker -- $1,800,000.00
2 Jason Day -- $1,080,000.00
3 Daniel Summerhays -- $680,000.00
4 Branden Grace -- $405,000.00
4 Brooks Koepka -- $405,000.00
4 Hideki Matsuyama -- $405,000.00
7 Martin Kaymer -- $293,000.00
7 Henrik Stenson -- $293,000.00
7 Robert Streb -- $293,000.00
10 Paul Casey -- $233,000.00
10 Tyrrell Hatton -- $233,000.00
10 William McGirt -- $233,000.00
13 Emiliano Grillo -- $172,400.00
13 Padraig Harrington -- $172,400.00
13 Patrick Reed -- $172,400.00
13 Webb Simpson -- $172,400.00
13 Jordan Spieth -- $172,400.00
18 Gregory Bourdy -- $121,000.00
18 Kevin Kisner -- $121,000.00
18 Adam Scott -- $121,000.00
18 John Senden -- $121,000.00
22 K.J. Choi -- $75,636.36
22 Russell Henley -- $75,636.36
22 Billy Hurley III -- $75,636.36
22 Russell Knox -- $75,636.36
22 David Lingmerth -- $75,636.36
22 Francesco Molinari -- $75,636.36
22 Kevin Na -- $75,636.36
22 Louis Oosthuizen -- $75,636.36
22 Kyle Reifers -- $75,636.36
22 Justin Rose -- $75,636.36
22 Jhonattan Vegas -- $75,636.36
33 Jon Curran -- $45,288.88
33 Rickie Fowler -- $45,288.88
33 Yuta Ikeda -- $45,288.88
33 Zach Johnson -- $45,288.88
33 Soren Kjeldsen -- $45,288.88
33 Joost Luiten -- $45,288.88
33 Phil Mickelson -- $45,288.88
33 Hideto Tanihara -- $45,288.88
33 Vaughn Taylor -- $45,288.88
42 Keegan Bradley -- $30,142.85
42 Jamie Donaldson -- $30,142.85
42 Ross Fisher -- $30,142.85
42 Scott Hend -- $30,142.85
42 Ryan Palmer -- $30,142.85
42 Charl Schwartzel -- $30,142.85
42 Steve Stricker -- $30,142.85
49 Aaron Baddeley -- $25,000.00
49 Rafa Cabrera-Bello -- $25,000.00
49 Matthew Fitzpatrick -- $25,000.00
49 Patton Kizzire -- $25,000.00
49 Jason Kokrak -- $25,000.00
49 Alexander Noren -- $25,000.00
49 Andy Sullivan -- $25,000.00
56 Bill Haas -- $22,250.00
56 Danny Lee -- $22,250.00
56 Brandt Snedeker -- $22,250.00
56 Young-han Song -- $22,250.00
60 George Coetzee -- $20,000.00
60 Jason Dufner -- $20,000.00
60 Harris English -- $20,000.00
60 Andrew Johnston -- $20,000.00
60 Marc Leishman -- $20,000.00
60 Bubba Watson -- $20,000.00
66 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -- $18,500.00
66 Roberto Castro -- $18,500.00
66 Ernie Els -- $18,500.00
66 Justin Thomas -- $18,500.00
70 James Hahn -- $17,900.00
70 Colt Knost -- $17,900.00
70 Ryan Moore -- $17,900.00
73 Rich Beem -- $17,450.00
73 Daniel Berger -- $17,450.00
73 Marcus Fraser -- $17,450.00
73 Jim Furyk -- $17,450.00
73 Freddie Jacobson -- $17,450.00
73 Thongchai Jaidee -- $17,450.00
79 Bradley Dredge -- $16,900.00
79 Billy Horschel -- $16,900.00
79 Matt Jones -- $16,900.00
79 Brian Stuard -- $16,900.00
79 Danny Willett -- $16,900.00
84 Cameron Tringale -- $16,600.00
85 Lee Westwood -- $16,500.00
86 Thomas Pieters -- $16,400.00

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