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How Much Prize Money Did Sam Burns Take Home?

Published 03/27/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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The finale of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play has left the golf world stunned. Sam Burns claimed his first victory since the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge. With the historic win, Burns outshined two of the best golfers in the world. Let’s take a look at how much did the PGA Tour star earn from his big win at Austin Country Club.

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While many expected a showdown between World number one Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy in the finals, their opponents, Sam Burns and Cameron Young, denied them the victory. It took Burns 19 holes to overcome McIlroy in the Semi-Finals before defeating Young in the final.

Sam outshined his fellow PGA Tour pro in the final match with an impressive 6&5 final score. He claimed his fifth win as a pro and first in the season. With a massive increase in the winner’s purse from this season onward, how much prize money did the 2023 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play winner take home?


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Sam Burns has secured the bag!

Last night’s tournament marked the end of the World Golf Championships in the PGA Tour. The Tour announced the discontinuation of the event from the next season onwards, which meant the fans witnessed the final WGC tournament in the foreseeable future. With the farewell event, it is quite apparent the prize money is also promising.

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After winning the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, Sam Burns took home a cheque for $3.5 million. It is a massive increase from last year’s $2.1 million won by Scottie Scheffler. Moreover, even this year’s runner-up Cameron Young bagged home $2.2 million, $100k more than the winner last year.


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Nonetheless, Burns will surely enjoy the biggest payday of his career to date. But with his current form, will Sam be competing at the Masters next week?

Will Burns compete at Augusta National?


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Sam Burns is among the best PGA Tour players at the moment. Though he may have won after several months, his constant top-10 finishes have helped him stay above in the world golf rankings. The world number 10 will look to continue his top form from this weekend as he competes at Masters next week.

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Prior to this, Burns played at the iconic Major for the first time last year. However, it didn’t go as planned for the Louisiana-based golfer, as he failed to make the cut. Nonetheless, with the latest win in Austin, many expect him to continue scoring under pars and claim his maiden Green Jacket next week.


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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare