Zozo Championship 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 10/22/2021, 4:45 AM EDT
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This year, the Zozo Championship is back in Japan for the third edition of the tournament. The Zozo Championship is the PGA Tour’s first event in Japan and is held at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba.

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The Zozo Championship began in 2019, moving to the Sherwood Country Club last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, the championship is back in Japan. Notably, this will also be the PGA Tour’s first event back in Asia after the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2019.


Tiger Woods was the first player to win the event, which was also the 82nd win in his career. While Woods and Justin Thomas were among a few players participating last year, Patrick Cantlay won the event’s second edition. However, as a defending champion, Cantlay will not be playing this year.

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The Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO) will be co-organizing the event.

Who all will be playing at the Zozo Championship?

A total of 78 players play at the Zozo Championship, 60 of them being the available PGA Tour players as per last season’s FedEx Cup standings. The top 3 players from the Bridgestone Open, eight sponsor exemptions, and the top seven Japan Golf Tour players, as per the money list, will also play in the event.

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As the first-ever event in Japan, the deal will at least continue till 2025. Tiger Woods’ first win at the inaugural event was special for fans and Woods alike. Being his 82nd career win, Woods is tied with Sam Snead for the all-time PGA Tour wins record.

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Let’s take a look at the prize pool and breakdown for the Zozo Championship.

Winner’s payout at the Zozo Championship 2021

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The total prize purse for the event is $9.95 million. The winner will take home $1,791,000, with the runner-up winning $1,074,600. 500 FedEx Cup points will be awarded to the winner, along with 40 Official World Golf Ranking points. The winner will also go home with a two-plus season PGA Tour exemption, along with 2022 Masters and PGA Championship berths.
FINAL RANKPRIZE
Winner$1,791,000
Runner-up$1,074,600
Third-place$676,600
Fourth-place$477,600
Fifth-place$398,000

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Here’s a complete breakdown of the $9.95 million prize money

  • 1. $1,791,000
  • 2. $1,074,600
  • 3. $676,600
  • 4. $477,600
  • 5. $398,000
  • 6. $358,200
  • 7. $333,325
  • 8. $308,450
  • 9. $288,550
  • 10. $268,650
  • 11. $248,750
  • 12. $228,850
  • 13. $208,950
  • 14. $189,050
  • 15. $177,508
  • 16. $166,762
  • 17. $156,812
  • 18. $146,862
  • 19. $136,912
  • 20. $126,962
  • 21. $117,012
  • 22. $109,052
  • 23. $101,092
  • 24. $93,132
  • 25. $85,172
  • 26. $77,212
  • 27. $74,227
  • 28. $71,242
  • 29. $68,257
  • 30. $65,272
  • 31. $62,287
  • 32. $59,302
  • 33. $56,317
  • 34. $53,830
  • 35. $51,342
  • 36. $48,855
  • 37. $46,367
  • 38. $44,377
  • 39. $42,387
  • 40. $40,397
  • 41. $38,407
  • 42. $36,417
  • 43. $34,427
  • 44. $32,437
  • 45. $30,447
  • 46. $28,457
  • 47. $26,467
  • 48. $24,875
  • 49. $23,482
  • 50. $22,686
  • 51. $22,089
  • 52. $21,492
  • 53. $21,094
  • 54. $20,696
  • 55. $20,497
  • 56. $20,298
  • 57. $20,099
  • 58. $19,900
  • 59. $19,701
  • 60. $19,502
  • 61. $19,303
  • 62. $19,104
  • 63. $18,905
  • 64. $18,706
  • 65. $18,507
  • 66. $18,308
  • 67. $18,109
  • 68. $17,910
  • 69. $17,711
  • 70. $17,512
  • 71. $17,313
  • 72. $17,114
  • 73. $16,915
  • 74. $16,716
  • 75. $16,517
  • 76. $16,318
  • 77. $16,119
  • 78. $15,920

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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