2022 Mexico Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 04/30/2022, 1:01 PM EDT
Jon Rahm performed extremely well in Rogue Race alongside George Bryan | Courtesy : Reuters Images

The 2022 Mexico Open is currently underway at the beautiful and scenic Vidanta Vallarta. The field this week at the PGA Tour event includes some big names in golf, and Abraham Ancer, the local boy, is one of those. As we dive deeper, let’s check out how much the winner will take home after the final round on Sunday.

Who is the leader after round two at the 2022 Mexico Open?

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This week, the star-studded field includes former World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm. The Spanish professional is also the 36-hole leader at the new PGA Tour event. Rahm was the leader after the opening round on Thursday and held on to his lead in the second round. He is currently at an overall score of 12-under-par. As a result, he leads the field with a two-shot advantage heading into the moving day.

Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Jon Rahm waves to fans after sinking his putt on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Moreover, he shot a round of five-under-par, 66 on Friday. His second-round included four birdies and a single bogey. As a result, the 2021 US Open champion moved out in three-under-par, 32. Rahm made four birdies and two bogeys on the back nine to make the turn in two-under-par, 66. Do you think Rahm will hold on to the lead after the third round?

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The local boy, Ancer, is currently at an overall score of two-under-par. As a result, he enters the third round on Saturday with 10 shots behind the leader Rahm. He is presently in tied 58th position. Notably, the Mexican professional recorded a round of two-under-par, 69 on Friday, which helped him make the cut at two-under-par.

His second-round included two birdies on the opening nine holes. As a result, Abraham moved out in bogey-free two-under-par, 33. He made two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine to make the turn in level-par, 36.

Winners payout at the 2022 Mexico Open

The event does not have any defending champion this week as it is being played for the first time on the PGA Tour schedule. However, it was earlier played on the Korn Ferry Tour. The PGA Tour makes its second stop in Mexico in the 2021-2022 season. Viktor Hovland triumphed at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mayakoba in November. 

The total prize money purse for this week’s event stands at $7,300,000, and the winner after the final round on Sunday will take home a prize-money share worth $1,314,000. Apart from the hefty prize money purse, the event also offers 500 FedEx points for the event’s winner. This week’s total field included 144 professionals, out of which only the top 65 and ties made it through to the weekend.

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Breakdown of the $7,300,000 payout

Below is the prize money breakdown from the winner to the 50th position.

POSITIONAMOUNT
1$1,314,000
2$795,700
3$503,700
4$503,700
5$299,300
6$264,625
7 $246,375
8$228,125
9$213,525
10$198,925
11 $184,325
12 $169,725
13 $155,125
14$140,525
15 $133,225
16$125,925
17$118,625
18$111,325
19$104,025
20$96,725
21$89,425
22$82,125
23$76,285
24$70,445
25$64,605
26$58,765
27$56,575
28$54,385
29$52,195
30$50,005
31$47,815
32$45,625
33$43,435
34$41,610
35$39,785
36$37,960
37$36,135
38$34,675
39$33,215
40$31,755
41$30,295
42$28,835
43$27,375
44$25,915
45$24,455
46$22,995
47$21,535
48$20,367
49$19,345
50$18,761

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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