To the winner goes the spoils. But the spoils that come with winning this week’s Tour Championship … well they’re the spectacular variety.
Yep, that’s the payday that will go to the champion on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club. Officially, the money on the line this week in Atlanta is not tournament prize money, but rather the payout for the $75 million FedEx Cup bonus pool that players are receiving for their finishes in the season-long points race. No player’s career earnings will increase as a result of their performance in the 2022-23 season finale.
But that doesn’t mean cash isn’t crazy. We’ve noted this in the past, but we think it’s worth repeating: For their entire PGA Tour careers, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, winners of 25 majors and 135 tour titles, earned a combined $7,595,888. The difference between finishing first and second this week alone is more than that ($11.5 million).
Here then is the prize money payout for each golfer in the final FedEx Cup standings after the conclusion of the Tour Championship. As with regular PGA Tour events, money is split equally among players if there are tied for different places in this last event of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season. We’ll update this list shortly after Sunday’s finish to include individual names with their earnings.
An additional note: Every player in the FedEx Cup top 150 earns some distribution from the bonus pool. It’s why the list below has far more prize money payouts than just the 30 competing in the Tour Championship.