History and a substantial $15 million purse were on the line at the 104th PGA Championship as action concluded at Southern Hills on Sunday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. World No. 9 Justin Thomas captured not only his second Wanamaker Trophy but also his second winning check in the PGA Championship, bringing home a cool $2.7 million for his come-from-behind effort.
While Thomas collected a substantial sum in his own right, players who finished inside the top 23 collected a six-figure payday, thus easing the pain of defeat. Second-place golfer Will Zalatoris, who lost a three-hole aggregate playoff to Thomas by a stroke, collected $1.6 million in his second runner-up finish at a major in his career.
Meanwhile, 54-hole leader Mito Pereira, who held his spot atop the leaderboard until the 72nd hole on Sunday, lost nearly $1.8 million with a double bogey on the 18th. He settled for a $870,000 third-place prize alongside Cameron Young.
Thomas’ win at Southern Hills matched Scottie Scheffler’s victory at 2022 Masters for what will be the second-biggest share of the season. Cameron Smith banked $3.6 million (out of a $20 million purse) for his victory at The Players Championship last year.
Let’s take a look at how much the payouts for the 2022 PGA Championship will be divided among the top 78 players who completed play this weekend.
Total Purse: $15 million
1st (Winner): $2,700,000 — Justin Thomas2nd: $1,620,000 — Will Zalatoris3rd: $1,020,000 — Cameron Young, Mito Pereira ($870,000 each)4th: $720,0005th: $600,000 — Tommy Fleetwood, Chris Kirk, Matt Fitzpatrick ($530,417 each)6th: $516,2507th: $475,0008th: $436,600 — Rory McIlroy9th: $400,000 — Abraham Ancer, Seamus Power, Brendan Steele, Tom Hoge ($357,813 each)10th: $371,25011th: $343,75012th: $316,25013th: $291,250 — Tyrrell Hatton, Lucas Herbert, Max Homa, Davis Riley, Justin Rose, Cameron Smith, Xander Schauffele ($253,750 each)14th: $278,75015th: $266,25016th: $253,75017th: $241,25018th: $228,75019th: $216,25020th: $203,750 — Talor Gooch, Webb Simpson, Sam Burns ($191,250 each)21st: $191,25022nd: $178,75023rd: $166,250 — Joaquin Niemann, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Lucas Glover, Shane Lowry, Kevin Na, Aaron Wise ($129,768 each)24th: $153,75025th: $141,25026th: $128,75027th: $116,25028th: $104,37529th: $97,75030th: $91,250 — Adri Arnaus, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson, Bernd Wiesberger ($83,750 each)31st: $86,25032nd: $81,25033rd: $76,25034th: $71,250 — Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, Brian Harman, Keith Mitchell, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth ($61,607 each)35th: $66,25036th: $63,75037th: $61,25038th: $58,75039th: $56,25040th: $53,75041st: $51,250 — Cameron Tringale, Viktor Hovland, K.H. Lee, Luke List, Troy Merritt, Adam Schenk, Kevin Streelman ($43,839 each)42nd: $48,75043rd: $46,25044th: $43,75045th: $41,25046th: $38,75047th: $36,87548th: $35,000 — Laurie Canter, Cameron Davis, Denny McCarthy, Jon Rahm, Harold Varner III, Keegan Bradley ($32,146 each)49th: $33,75050th: $32,50051st: $31,25052nd: $30,50053rd: $29,87554th: $29,250 — Ryan Fox55th: $28,750 — Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Sebastian Munoz ($27,925 each)56th: $28,25057th: $27,87558th: $27,50059th: $27,25060th: $27,000 — Lanto Griffin, Russell Henley, Rikuya Hoshino, Si Woo Kim, Jason Kokrak, Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel ($26,125 each)61st: $26,75062nd: $26,50063rd: $26,25064th: $26,00065th: $25,75066th: $25,50067th: $25,25068th: $25,000 — Billy Horschel69th: $24,750 — Kramer Hickok, Beau Hossler ($24,625 each)70th: $24,50071st: $24,400 — Adam Hadwin, Justin Harding, Shaun Norris, Thomas Pieters ($24,250 each)72nd: $24,30073rd: $24,20074th: $24,10075th: $24,000 — Patton Kizzire, Maverick McNealy ($23,950 each)76th: $23,90077th: $23,800 — Robert MacIntyre78th: $23,700 — Sepp Straka
When golfers tie for a position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. A total of 79 golfers made the cut at the 2022 PGA Championship, but with Tiger Woods’ withdrawal, only 78 received a monetary prize.