CJ Cup 2021: Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 10/15/2021, 11:35 AM EDT
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The CJ Cup is back in 2021, once again in Las Vegas. A relatively new event, the CJ Cup, was introduced in 2017. The Summit Club in Nevada will be its third venue. Back in 2017, the CJ Cup was held at the Nine Bridges Golf Club in Jeju Island, South Korea. While it was played in Nevada itself last year, the golf course this time is different.

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With a Red Rock Canyon backdrop, the 18-hole course invites all players to a challenging round. The course also has a Practice Facility, where one receives training from top golf professionals. However, it’s not just golf that is elevated at The Summit Club.

Players are provided with numerous amenities at the golf course so they can relax after and during the game. They have the Golf House, along with on-course comfort stations. There are also facilities to accommodate one’s family.

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The club itself is described as a ‘555-acre sanctuary’, and the only ‘private residential lifestyle club community’ in Las Vegas.

Last year, the event took place at Shadow Creek Golf Course. While the first three editions were held in Jeju, it was moved to Las Vegas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous winners of the tournament

Last year, Jason Kokrak won the event at Shadow Creek. He shot eight-under 64 with eight birdies. This was also his first career win. Justin Thomas won the first edition in 2017, and is the only two-time winner of the event. Brooks Koepka won in 2018.

Only 78 players play the event. Out of those, 60 are top FedEx Cup players, while the others are exempted players. Players from the Korean Tour order of merit and Asian Tour order of merit are also included. There are also eight sponsor exemptions who play in the tournament.

Let’s take a look at the complete prize pool offered by the tournament.

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Winner’s payout at the CJ Cup 2021

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As per reports, the complete prize pool for the CJ Cup is $9.75 million. The winner of the invitational event will earn a whopping $1,755,000. Whoever wins will also take home 500 FedEx Cup points. Sixty-eight Official World Golf Ranking points will also be available, along with a two-plus season PGA Tour exemption. Of course, there will be 2022 Masters and PGA Championship berths awarded.

FINAL RANKPRIZE
Winner$1,755,000
Runner-up$1,053,000
Third-place$663,000
Fourth-place$468,000
Fifth-place$390,000
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Here’s a complete breakdown of the $9.75 million prize money

  • 1. $1,755,000
  • 2. $1,053,000
  • 3. $663,000
  • 4. $468,000
  • 5. $390,000
  • 6. $351,000
  • 7. $326,625
  • 8. $302,250
  • 9. $282,750
  • 10. $263,250
  • 11. $243,750
  • 12. $224,250
  • 13. $204,750
  • 14. $185,250
  • 15. $173,940
  • 16. $163,410
  • 17. $153,660
  • 18. $143,910
  • 19. $134,160
  • 20. $124,410
  • 21. $114,660
  • 22. $106,860
  • 23. $99,060
  • 24. $91,260
  • 25. $83,460
  • 26. $75,660
  • 27. $72,735
  • 28. $69,810
  • 29. $66,885
  • 30. $63,960
  • 31. $61,035
  • 32. $58,110
  • 33. $55,185
  • 34. $52,748
  • 35. $50,310
  • 36. $47,873
  • 37. $45,435
  • 38. $43,485
  • 39. $41,535
  • 40. $39,585
  • 41. $37,635
  • 42. $35,685
  • 43. $33,735
  • 44. $31,785
  • 45. $29,835
  • 46. $27,885
  • 47. $25,935
  • 48. $24,375
  • 49. $23,010
  • 50. $22,230
  • 51. $21,645
  • 52. $21,060
  • 53. $20,670
  • 54. $20,280
  • 55. $20,085
  • 56. $19,890
  • 57. $19,695
  • 58. $19,500
  • 59. $19,305
  • 60. $19,110
  • 61. $18,915
  • 62. $18,720
  • 63. $18,525
  • 64. $18,330
  • 65. $18,135
  • 66. $17,940
  • 67. $17,745
  • 68. $17,550
  • 69. $17,355
  • 70. $17,160
  • 71. $16,965
  • 72. $16,770
  • 73. $16,575
  • 74. $16,380
  • 75. $16,185
  • 76. $15,990
  • 77. $15,795
  • 78. $15,600

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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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