BMW PGA Championship 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 09/10/2021, 1:54 PM EDT
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With the Ryder Cup right around the corner, the European Tour is hosting the BMW PGA Championship – a final hurdle for the Europeans. It is a flagship event on the Tour and is indeed one last chance for players to qualify for the fast-approaching biennial event. The BMW PGA Championship is taking place at the famous Westworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey in England. By the time the tournament ends this year, Europeans will have their Ryder Cup team ready.

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The tournament actually began back in 1955 and was known as the British PGA Championship. Since then, the tournament has had various partner sponsors. It was renamed as the BMW PGA Championship in 2007. Last year, Tyrrell Hatton won the title by four strokes – beating Victor Perez. The event has also taken place at the Westworth GC since 1984, with players and fans beyond comfortable with the venue.


As of now, Nick Faldo is the only player to have won the BMW PGA Championship four times. Only nine players overall have taken home a win multiple times.

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A year-end event, the tournament also brings along a high prize pool. Let’s take a look at the prize money and other details for the event.

Winner’s payout at the BMW PGA Championship 2021

The total prize pool for the BMW PGA Championship is $8,000,000. Of course, the champion’s payout is not the only prize one can win. The player who finishes first will earn 64 Official World Golf Ranking based on field strength. The winner will also win a two-plus European Tour exemption, along with berths to other important tournaments. If that was not enough, a total of 8000 Race to Dubai points are also up for grabs. The winner himself will be accumulating 1,336 points of his own.

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POSITIONPAYOUT
Winner$1,333,330
Runner-up$888,880
Third place$500,800
Fourth place$400,000
Fifth place$339,200

Complete breakdown of the $8 million prize purse

  • 1. $1,333,330
  • 2. $888,880
  • 3. $500,800
  • 4. $400,000
  • 5. $339,200
  • 6. $280,000
  • 7. $240,000
  • 8. $200,000
  • 9. $179,200
  • 10. $160,000
  • 11. $147,200
  • 12. $137,600
  • 13. $128,800
  • 14. $122,400
  • 15. $117,600
  • 16. $112,800
  • 17. $108,000
  • 18. $103,200
  • 19. $99,200
  • 20. $96,000
  • 21. $92,800
  • 22. $90,400
  • 23. $88,000
  • 24. $85,600
  • 25. $83,200
  • 26. $80,800
  • 27. $78,400
  • 28. $76,000
  • 29. $73,600
  • 30. $71,200
  • 31. $68,800
  • 32. $66,400
  • 33. $64,000
  • 34. $61,600
  • 35. $60,000
  • 36. $58,400
  • 37. $56,800
  • 38. $55,200
  • 39. $53,600
  • 40. $52,000
  • 41. $50,400
  • 42. $48,800
  • 43. $47,200
  • 44. $45,600
  • 45. $44,000
  • 46. $42,400
  • 47. $40,800
  • 48. $39,200
  • 49. $37,600
  • 50. $36,000
  • 51. $34,400
  • 52. $32,800
  • 53. $31,200
  • 54. $29,600
  • 55. $28,000
  • 56. $26,400
  • 57. $24,800
  • 58. $24,000
  • 59. $23,200
  • 60. $22,400
  • 61. $21,600
  • 62. $20,800
  • 63. $20,000
  • 64. $19,200
  • 65. $18,400

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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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