2024 WM Phoenix Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 02/11/2024, 3:30 PM EST

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As per expectations, since its onset, the 2024 WM Phoenix has taken center stage in the golf world. Continuing the curse of bad weather following the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the weather situation at the People’s Open has also been a matter of concern. The bizarre fan behavior is another matter of concern that has led to a temporary hurdle in the event’s functioning.

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Despite all of this, this event has many talented stars like Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick, An-Byeong Hun, and many others in its 132-player field. The lucrative incentives and prize money are helping in toning down the havoc that the aforementioned event has caused this year.

Significant reduction in 2024 WM Phoenix Open’s prize money

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There is a lot at stake at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course. The ‘People’s Open’ has a huge prize purse of $8.8 million. Further, 500 FedEx points are up for grabs. What’s more interesting is that, out of the hefty prize purse, the winner will earn a total of $1,584,000! That’s a lot of money, you may think. And it is, but there is a twist to the story.

Interestingly enough, the prize money this year for the event in Arizona has been decreased to more than half in comparison to last year. In 2023, the purse was as hefty as $20 million, and out of it, the defending champion, Scottie Scheffler, took $3.6 million home.

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Why so? Well, the famous professional golf tournament was part of the PGA Tour elevated season last year, however, that is not the case this year. Hence, the same is reflected in the prize money set aside for this year’s matchup.

This year, aside from the 500 FedEx points at stake, the winner will also receive 58 world-ranking points. Scheffler seems to be trying his best to do the unthinkable and win at the event for the third time in a row.

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Considering the lucrative incentives and the historical moment he might enjoy if he accomplishes this, we do understand why.

How will the prize money be distributed?

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The top three players will get the biggest pieces of the $8.8 million prize money cake. However, they will not be the only ones enjoying the benefits. The full-field event will distribute the prize money among 90 players.

This is how the prize money will be distributed:

  • 1: $1,584,000
  • 2: $959,200
  • 3: $607,200
  • 4: $431,200
  • 5: $360,800
  • 6: $319,000
  • 7: $297,000
  • 8: $275,000
  • 9: $257,400
  • 10: $239,800
  • 11: $222,200
  • 12: $204,600
  • 13: $187,000
  • 14: $169,400
  • 15: $160,600
  • 16: $151,800
  • 17: $143,000
  • 18: $134,200
  • 19: $125,400
  • 20: $116,600
  • 21: $107,800
  • 22: $99,000
  • 23: $91,960
  • 24: $84,920
  • 25: $77,880
  • 26: $70,840
  • 27: $68,200
  • 28: $65,560
  • 29: $62,920
  • 30: $60,280
  • 31: $57,640
  • 32: $55,000
  • 33: $52,360
  • 34: $50,160
  • 35: $47,960
  • 36: $45,760
  • 37: $43,560
  • 38: $41,800
  • 39: $40,040
  • 40: $38,280
  • 41: $36,520
  • 42: $34,760
  • 43: $33,000
  • 44: $31,240
  • 45: $29,480
  • 46: $27,720
  • 47: $25,960
  • 48: $24,552
  • 49: $23,320
  • 50: $22,616
  • 51: $22,088
  • 52: $21,560
  • 53: $21,208
  • 54: $20,856
  • 55: $20,680
  • 56: $20,504
  • 57: $20,328
  • 58: $20,152
  • 59: $19,976
  • 60: $19,800
  • 61: $19,624
  • 62: $19,448
  • 63: $19,272
  • 64: $19,096
  • 65: $18,920
  • 66: $18,744
  • 67: $18,568
  • 68: $18,392
  • 69: $18,216
  • 70: $18,040
  • 71: $17,864
  • 72: $17,688
  • 73: $17,512
  • 74: $17,336
  • 75: $17,160
  • 76: $16,984
  • 77: $16,808
  • 78: $16,632
  • 79: $16,456
  • 80: $16,280
  • 81: $16,104
  • 82: $15,928
  • 83: $15,752
  • 84: $15,576
  • 85: $15,400
  • 86: $15,224
  • 87: $15,048
  • 88: $14,872
  • 89: $14,696
  • 90: $14,520

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Daiemah Malik

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