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The Sentry 2024: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 01/04/2024, 6:30 AM EST

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USA Today via Reuters

The PGA Tour is returning to the calendar year schedule after eleven years of having a wrap-around season. The first event of the 2024 Opening Drive will, like always, be the Tournament of Champions, a.k.a. The Sentry. With the previous season’s champions and the top players in the field, the prize pool for the contest could not be ordinary.

As compared to 2023, The Sentry has received a 25 percent increase in the total purse and will hence award millions more to the winner and all those on the field.

Top players on the field at the 2024 TOC

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The Sentry will be starting in merely a few hours, with a star-studded field of players in Maui, Hawaii. The golfers will be teeing it up at the Plantation Course in Maui for the 26th edition. The course is the only 73-par course on the PGA Tour and has been hosting the event since 1999.

On the field this week are the 2023 PGA Tour Player of the Year and the world number one Scottie Scheffler, the 2023 FedExCup Champion Viktor Hovland, the 2023 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Eric Cole, world number five Patrick Cantlay, Ryder Cup fame Ludvig Aberg, 2023 The Open winner Brian Harman, and various other pro golfers. Notably, the defending champion, Jon Rahm, will be missing from the field due to his defection to LIV Golf.

From $15 million in 2023, the price purse of the signature events has been increased, and now The Sentry offers a $20 million prize pool for the limited field of 59. The event will also see all the golfers get a paycheck on Sunday, thanks to its no-cut format.

The first round will begin by 12:45 p.m. (ET) with last year’s runner-up Collin Morikawa, Tom Kim, and Xander Schauffele, who withdrew from the 2023 edition of The Sentry. The 59 players consist of 2023 season winners, and players from the top 50 are from the 2023 FedExCup standings. And given the high stakes, it is bound to be an intense ride.

The prize money breakdown for The Sentry

This year, The Sentry will award the winner an 18% ($3.6 million) cut from the $20 million prize purse. Moreover, the victor will also get 700 FedExCup points for the 2024 season and a ticket for next year’s edition as the defending champion. And to further sweeten the win, they will secure the 2025 PGA Tour card.

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With the new prize pool, even the last player on the leaderboard will stand to get an almost guaranteed $50,000, while the runner-up gets $2.16 million (nearly as much as last year’s winner)! Here is a full prize purse breakdown:

Pos.Pct.Amount
118%$3,600,000.00
210.80%$2,160,000.00
36.80%$1,360,000.00
44.88%$975,000.00
54.08%$815,000.00
63.68%$735,000.00
73.41%$682,500.00
83.15%$630,000.00
92.95%$590,000.00
102.75%$550,000.00
112.55%$510,000.00
122.35%$470,000.00
132.15%$430,000.00
141.95%$390,000.00
151.85%$370,000.00
161.75%$350,000.00
171.65%$330,000.00
181.55%$310,000.00
191.45%$290,000.00
201.35%$270,000.00
211.26%$252,000.00
221.18%$236,000.00
231.10%$220,000.00
241.02%$204,000.00
250.94%$188,000.00
260.86%$172,000.00
270.83%$165,000.00
280.79%$158,000.00
290.76%$151,000.00
300.72%$144,000.00
310.69%$137,000.00
320.65%$130,000.00
330.62%$123,000.00
340.59%$118,000.00
350.57%$113,000.00
360.54%$108,000.00
370.52%$103,000.00
380.49%$98,000.00
390.47%$94,000.00
400.45%$90,000.00
410.43%$86,000.00
420.41%$82,000.00
430.39%$78,000.00
440.37%$74,000.00
450.35%$70,000.00
460.33%$66,000.00
470.32%$64,000.00
480.31%$62,000.00
490.30%$60,000.00
500.29%$58,000.00
510.29%$57,000.00
520.28%$56,000.00
530.28%$55,000.00
540.27%$54,000.00
550.27%$53,000.00
560.26%$52,000.00
570.26%$51,000.00
580.25%$50,500.00
590.25%$50,000.00
Total$20,000,000.00

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With an elevated purse and a strong field, the competition will indeed be a spectacle at The Sentry 2024. Are you ready to witness the inaugural event of the 2024 PGA Tour schedule? And who do you think will grab the win? Let us know in the comments below.

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