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Just a day more for the ninth event on the PGA Tour calendar to end. The 2024 Cognizant Classic kicked off on the 29th of February and would see its finale on the 3rd of March, Sunday. Moreover, it saw many athletes, including defending champion Chris Kirk, tee it off at the tournament. Aside from the golfer, other talented professionals have also managed to make a mark at the same time, including Shane Lowry, David Skinns, and Austin Eckroat.

Most of the eyes in the community will be focused on the title and trophy that the champion will enjoy when he wins the event. However, many will also surely be wondering if the cup is all that is in store for the winner. Well, of course not! There is more.

The stakes at the 2024 Cognizant Classic

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The 2024 Cognizant Classic will award a winner’s cut from the prize purse of $9 million, as reported by the PGA Tour. Out of the total money being offered, the champion would be able to grab $1.62 million, while the runner-up will rake in a cut of $981,000.

Pos.Amount
1$1,620,000.00
2$981,000.00
3$621,000.00
4$441,000.00
5$369,000.00
6$326,250.00
7$303,750.00
8$281,250.00
9$263,250.00
10$245,250.00
11$227,250.00
12$209,250.00
13$191,250.00
14$173,250.00
15$164,250.00
16$155,250.00
17$146,250.00
18$137,250.00
19$128,250.00
20$119,250.00
21$110,250.00
22$101,250.00
23$94,050.00
24$86,850.00
25$79,650.00
26$72,450.00
27$69,750.00
28$67,050.00
29$64,350.00
30$61,650.00
31$58,950.00
32$56,250.00
33$53,550.00
34$51,300.00
35$49,050.00
36$46,800.00
37$44,550.00
38$42,750.00
39$40,950.00
40$39,150.00
41$37,350.00
42$35,550.00
43$33,750.00
44$31,950.00
45$30,150.00
46$28,350.00
47$26,550.00
48$25,110.00
49$23,850.00
50$23,130.00
51$22,590.00
52$22,050.00
53$21,690.00
54$21,330.00
55$21,150.00
56$20,970.00
57$20,790.00
58$20,610.00
59$20,430.00
60$20,250.00
61$20,070.00
62$19,890.00
63$19,710.00
64$19,530.00
65$19,350.00
66$19,170.00
67$18,990.00
68$18,810.00
69$18,630.00
70$18,450.00
71$18,270.00
72$18,090.00
73$17,910.00
74$17,730.00
75$17,550.00
76$17,370.00
77$17,190.00
78$17,010.00
79$16,830.00
80$16,650.00
81$16,470.00
82$16,290.00
83$16,110.00
84$15,930.00
85$15,750.00
86$15,570.00
87$15,390.00
88$15,210.00
89$15,030.00
90$14,850.00

Owing to it not being a signature event, the prize money would pale in comparison to the ones being offered at the limited-field tournaments, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational or the RBC Heritage, that would take place in April. Nevertheless, it does offer OWGR and FedEx points to the golfers on the field, making it a very exciting competition. A total of 50.65055 ranking points will be awarded to the winner along with the field receiving 500 FedEx Cup points. The event will host the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and Tom Kim.

Meanwhile, taking a look at the benefits and rewards being offered truly pushes the athletes to exhibit their best on the field. But even so, one can’t help but wonder: who will end up winning the game?

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The leaderboard as it stands for now

A total of 144 golfers started their journey at the Palm Beaches. However, after three days of tight games from the group of athletes, only 68 remain while making the cut after Friday. Regardless, it appears the fans are in for an exciting final day of golf as three professionals, including the likes of Lowry, Skinns, and Eckkroat, have cemented their place at the top of the leaderboard with 5-under.

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Kirk seems to be having a rough couple of days on the greens, as he is currently tied at T55 with figures of 3-under along with Mac Meissner and Beau Hossler. Even Rory McIlroy wasn’t able to display his best in the event, with a 67-67-72, pushing his score to 7-under and placing him at T26 no less.

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The winner is clearly in for a treat; as for who that will be, tune in to find out!

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