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2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 11/12/2022, 10:30 AM EST
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After a week south of the border, the PGA Tour returns home with its next event in the Lone Star State. The seventh sanctioned event on the PGA Tour, the Cadence Bank Houston Open, began on the 10th of November and will end tomorrow. Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas, hosts the event this year.

Defending champion Jason Kokrak signed with LIV Golf earlier this year. Hence, he won’t be returning to defend his title.

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Scottie Scheffler’s chance at redemption

Competing in the Houston Open are three of the world’s top 15 players. Among them is last year’s runner-up, Scottie Scheffler. The world No. 2 will undoubtedly be looking for redemption after losing by just two strokes to Kokrak last year.

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A win at the Houston Open will also nudge him back to the top of the rankings ahead of Rory McIlroy. But that won’t be a walk in the park for Scheffler, as he plays alongside the likes of Sam Burns, Tony Finau, and Aaron Wise.

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Round one saw Finau in the lead, finishing at 5 under par, while Scottie finished at par. Both will certainly make the cut for the final two rounds, but can Scottie get back in the race and take both the win and the world number one position?

The purse and split of the Houston Open

The purse value for the 2022 Houston Open is set at $8.4 million. According to the PGA Tour pay chart, the winner will receive a standard 18% payout of $1,512,000.

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It will be a 132-player field. After the first 36 holes, a cut is made to eliminate the bottom of the leaderboard. Only the top 65 players make it to the final two rounds of the tournament.

Additionally, players who finish the fourth round with also get a percentage from the purse.

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There are also other incentives that the winner can look forward to. The winner will get 36 Official World Golf Ranking points. He is also granted 500 FedEx Cup points and a two-plus-year exemption on the PGA Tour. Furthermore, the winner gets spots into the 2023 Masters and 2023 PGA Championship, as well as next year’s Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Breakdown of the prize money

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PositionMoney
1$1,512,000
2$915,600
3$579,600
4$411,600
5$344,400
6$304,500
7$283,500
8$262,500
9$245,700
10$228,900
11$212,100
12$195,300
13$178,500
14$161,700
15$153,300
16$144,900
17$136,500
18$128,100
19$119,700
20$111,300
21$102,900
22$94,500
23$87,780
24$81,060
25$74,340
26$67,620
27$65,100
28$62,580
29$60,060
30$57,540
31$55,020
32$52,500
33$49,980
34$47,880
35$45,780
36$43,680
37$41,580
38$39,900
39$38,220
40$36,540
41$34,860
42$33,180
43$31,500
44$29,820
45$28,140
46$26,460
47$24,780
48$23,436
49$22,260
50$21,588
51$21,084
52$20,580
53$20,244
54$19,908
55$19,740
56$19,572
57$19,404
58$19,236
59$19,068
60$18,900
61$18,732
62$18,564
63$18,396
64$18,396
65$18,228

Will Tony Finau maintain his lead to bag the win at the Houston Open and take home his first PGA Tour win this year? Or will Scottie find the will to come back and give him a run for his money? Tune in over the next two days to find out.

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Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a Business graduate from Christ University, with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has an experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing made him follow his dream and switch careers.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu

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