Houston Open 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 11/12/2021, 9:20 AM EST
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The PGA Tour will be back with the Houston Open, which will be taking place at the Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas. It is one of the only two municipal courses that act as a venue for regular PGA Tour events.

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The venue was also used in 2020.

The Memorial Park Golf Course is one of the best municipal courses in the USA and has over sixty thousand visitors every year. It started as a nine-hole course near a hospital at Camp Logan and was meant to be used by convalescent soldiers.

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When the hospital closed down, architect John Bredemus redesigned the course. He looks at it as one of the greatest courses he has designed. The Memorial Park Golf Course started in 1936.
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Jack Nicklaus, Babe Zaharias, and Arnold Palmer are a few of the popular golfing legends who played on the course. Back in 1951 (to 1963), it was hosting the Houston Open. It was renovated in 1995, where a new 600-acre course was opened with a driving range and a clubhouse.

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Carlos Ortiz won the Houston Open last year, beating Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama in a playoff. Having changed many sponsors over the years, this is the event’s first year with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Of course, the event has also changed countless venues over the years. Starting at the River Oaks Country Club, and then moving to the Memorial Park Golf Course, Pine Forest Country Club, and the BraeBurn Country Club. For a few years, they even moved out of Texas at the Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri.

Winner’s payout at the Houston Open 2021

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The total prize pool for the Houston Open is $7,500,000. Out of that, the winner will take home over a million dollars. Having said that, whoever wins the title also wins perks like berths at other events and exemptions on the Tour.

FINAL RANKPRIZE
Winner$1,350,000
Runner-up$817,500
Third-place$517,500
Fourth-place$367,500
Fifth-place$307,500
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Here’s a complete breakdown of the $7.5 million prize money

  • 1. $1,350,000
  • 2. $817,500
  • 3. $517,500
  • 4. $367,500
  • 5. $307,500
  • 6. $271,875
  • 7. $253,125
  • 8. $234,375
  • 9. $219,375
  • 10. $204,375
  • 11. $189,375
  • 12. $174,375
  • 13. $159,375
  • 14. $144,375
  • 15. $136,875
  • 16. $129,375
  • 17. $121,875
  • 18. $114,375
  • 19. $106,875
  • 20. $99,375
  • 21. $91,875
  • 22. $84,375
  • 23. $78,375
  • 24. $72,375
  • 25. $66,375
  • 26. $60,375
  • 27. $58,125
  • 28. $55,875
  • 29. $53,625
  • 30. $51,375
  • 31. $49,125
  • 32. $46,875
  • 33. $44,625
  • 34. $42,750
  • 35. $40,875
  • 36. $39,000
  • 37. $37,125
  • 38. $35,625
  • 39. $34,125
  • 40. $32,625
  • 41. $31,125
  • 42. $29,625
  • 43. $28,125
  • 44. $26,625
  • 45. $25,125
  • 46. $23,625
  • 47. $22,125
  • 48. $20,925
  • 49. $19,875
  • 50. $19,275
  • 51. $18,825
  • 52. $18,375
  • 53. $18,075
  • 54. $17,775
  • 55. $17,625
  • 56. $17,475
  • 57. $17,325
  • 58. $17,175
  • 59. $17,025
  • 60. $16,875
  • 61. $16,725
  • 62. $16,575
  • 63. $16,425
  • 64. $16,275
  • 65. $16,125
  • 66. $15,975
  • 67. $15,825
  • 68. $15,675
  • 69. $15,525
  • 70. $15,375

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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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