2022 Puntacana Championship: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 03/27/2022, 6:00 AM EDT

Over the course of one season, the PGA Tour has multiple events lined up. While most of them are held in the USA, some are played in different locations like Japan. The Corales Puntacana Championship is one of the tournaments in the PGA Tour’s lineup that is held internationally in the Dominican Republic.

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Taking place after the Players, the event brings along its own vibe and entertainment.

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Where does the event take place?

The event is scheduled at the Puntacana Resort and Club, which is located along the east coast in La Altagracia. This year, they will be hosting the fifth edition of the Puntacana Championship. The resort boasts an exclusive 18-hole course, which consists of natural cliffs and quarries.

Over 120 players take the field at the event, which also provides an opportunity to win ample FedEx Cup points.

The club and PGA Tour have also extended their contract for four more years.

“The PGA TOUR and our members and allies are delighted to return to Puntacana Resort & Club. After a successful stint with the Korn Ferry Tour, the tournament was elevated to a PGA TOUR events in 2018,” said PGA Tour’s President Tyler Dennis. “The tournament continued to grow and prosper to make a lasting impact in the community. We look forward to many more years of great competition and showcasing the beauty of the Dominican Republic to our fans around the world”.

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Grupo Puntacana’s CEO Frank Elias Rainieri also spoke about the extension. Now, they can promote the Dominican Republic as a leading golf tourism destination.

The exclusive course itself was opened in 2010 and features six Caribbean Oceanside holes. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course is rated as one of the World’s Best Golf Experiences. However, the place also has a residential community that provides luxury homes along with estates looking out on the golf course.

Let’s take a look at the total tournament prize purse distribution.

The purse money of the tournament

The total prize purse for the winner is $3.7 million, with the winner’s share amounting to $666,000. Like most tournaments, the Puntanaca Championship offers various other perks and benefits on securing a victory.

The winner takes home 300 FedEx Cup points, 24 Official World Golf Rankings, along with a two-plus season exemption on the PGA Tour. They will also win berths on the 2022 Masters, PGA Championship, and the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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Winner’s payout at the 2022 Corales Puntacana Championship

1$666,000
2$403,300
3$255,300
4$181,300
5$151,700
6$134,125
7$124,875
8$115,625
9$108,225
10$100,825
11$93,425
12$86,025
13$78,625
14$71,225
15$67,525
16$63,825
17$60,125
18$56,425
19$52,725
20$49,025
21$45,325
22$41,625
23$38,665
24$35,705
25$32,745
26$29,785
27$28,675
28$27,565
29$26,455
30$25,345
31$24,235
32$23,125
33$22,015
34$21,090
35$20,165
36$19,240
37$18,315
38$17,575
39$16,835
40$16,095
41$15,355
42$14,615
43$13,875
44$13,135
45$12,395
46$11,655
47$10,915
48$10,323
49$9,805
50$9,509
51$9,287
52$9,065
53$8,917
54$8,769
55$8,695
56$8,621
57$8,547
58$8,473
59$8,399
60$8,325
61$8,251
62$8,177
63$8,103
64$8,029
65$7,955

The last edition of the event was won by Joel Dahmen. Hudson Swafford, Graeme McDowell, and Nate Lashley were some other winners of the tournament.

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Who do you think will win this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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