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FedExCup Northern Trust purse: Winner's payout is $1.6 million in prize money

Sunday at The Northern Trust begins a month of enormous FedExCup playoffs cash payouts.

The Northern Trust - Final Round Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

By golf standards, the FedExCup is still in a nascent stage. This great playoffs experiment started just over a decade ago and began against a wall of skepticism bordering on outright mockery. There may be some alterations coming and the schedule may be changing in a couple years, with a move to August and completion before the rest of the sports world is swallowed whole by football. But while it's still a relatively new creation, it's here to stay and has been a success. There is meaningful golf well past the final major of the season, with all the big names and top stars playing each week for a season-ending goal.

One of the primary reasons those top names consider it a must-play on the schedule and keep showing up year after year? Cash — buckets and mountains and DuckTales-esque swimming pools of money. Each of the four FedExCup playoff events has its own purses of $8.75 million, starting with this week's newly named The Northern Trust. Only the majors, WGCs, and recently amplified events named for Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have bigger purses on the schedule. Getting four in a row with purses pushing $9 million is an extremely good way to make a boatload of cash if you hit a hot streak in September. The top 21 spots have a good chance of making six figures each week.

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These four big purses are also just a part of the FedExCup cash pie. There's also that bonus money, what's become almost the signature of the playoffs. There's $35 million in bonus money available around the playoffs, with the grand prize of $10 million going to the winner of the whole thing in Atlanta in a month. Even the 25 players who don't qualify for the playoffs, the 126-150 spots on the FedExCup standings at the end of the year, still get $32,000 in bonus money. The 25 players eliminated this week at The Northern Trust will get $70,000 in bonus cash.

FedExCup Bonus Money Structure

FEC Finishing Spot Payout FEC Finishing Spot Bonus
FEC Finishing Spot Payout FEC Finishing Spot Bonus
1 $10,000,000 31 $165,000
2 $3,000,000 32 $155,000
3 $2,000,000 33 $150,000
4 $1,500,000 34 $145,000
5 $1,000,000 35 $142,000
6 $800,000 36 $140,000
7 $700,000 37 $138,000
8 $600,000 38 $137,000
9 $550,000 39 $136,000
10 $500,000 40 $135,000
11 $300,000 41 $134,000
12 $290,000 42 $133,000
13 $280,000 43 $132,000
14 $270,000 44 $131,000
15 $250,000 45 $130,000
16 $245,000 46 $129,000
17 $240,000 47 $128,000
18 $235,000 48 $127,000
19 $230,000 49 $126,000
20 $225,000 50 $125,000
21 $220,000 51 $120,000
22 $215,000 52 $115,000
23 $210,000 53 $114,000
24 $205,000 54 $113,000
25 $200,000 55-70 $110,000
26 $195,000 71-80 $80,000
27 $190,000 81-100 $75,000
28 $185,000 101-125 $70,000
29 $180,000 126-150 $32,000
30 $175,000 TOTAL $35,000,000

The $35 million in bonus payouts and the four $8.75 million in event purses get us to $70 million dollars in prize money surrounding this postseason. Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, who already have more money than they probably know what to do with, are battling back-and-forth for first-place money on Long Island on Sunday.

Here's your full payout table for the top 70 at Glen Oaks on Sunday:

Northern Trust Purse

Place Percent of Purse Payout
Place Percent of Purse Payout
1 18.00% 1,575,000
2 10.80% 945,000
3 6.80% 595,000
4 4.80% 420,000
5 4.00% 350,000
6 3.60% 315,000
7 3.35% 293,125
8 3.10% 271,250
9 2.90% 253,750
10 2.70% 236,250
11 2.50% 218,750
12 2.30% 201,250
13 2.10% 183,750
14 1.90% 166,250
15 1.80% 157,500
16 1.70% 148,750
17 1.60% 140,000
18 1.50% 131,250
19 1.40% 122,500
20 1.30% 113,750
21 1.20% 105,000
22 1.12% 98,000
23 1.04% 91,000
24 0.96% 84,000
25 0.88% 77,000
26 0.80% 70,000
27 0.77% 67,375
28 0.74% 64,750
29 0.71% 62,125
30 0.68% 59,500
31 0.65% 56,875
32 0.62% 54,250
33 0.59% 51,625
34 0.57% 49,438
35 0.54% 47,250
36 0.52% 45,063
37 0.49% 42,875
38 0.47% 41,125
39 0.45% 39,375
40 0.43% 37,625
41 0.41% 35,875
42 0.39% 34,125
43 0.37% 32,375
44 0.35% 30,625
45 0.33% 28,875
46 0.31% 27,125
47 0.29% 25,375
48 0.27% 23,975
49 0.26% 22,750
50 0.25% 22,050
51 0.25% 21,525
52 0.24% 21,000
53 0.24% 20,650
54 0.23% 20,300
55 0.23% 20,125
56 0.23% 19,950
57 0.23% 19,775
58 0.22% 19,600
59 0.22% 19,425
60 0.22% 19,250
61 0.22% 19,075
62 0.22% 18,900
63 0.21% 18,725
64 0.21% 18,550
65 0.21% 18,375
66 0.21% 18,200
67 0.21% 18,025
68 0.20% 17,850
69 0.20% 17,675
70 0.20% 17,500