2021 Memorial Tournament: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 06/04/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Rory McIlroy checks his yardage book on the 1st fairway during the first round of the Memorial Tournament golf tourney. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports


The PGA Tour has currently stoped at Dublin, Ohio for its next phase on the calendar. The Memorial Tournament 2021 is taking center stage as the world’s best golfers are at Muirfield Village competing for top honors. So what’s the total prize pool of the tournament and how much will the winner get paid? 

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The total prize purse of the Memorial Tournament remains unchanged from 2020. The prize pool for this year is $9.3 million, which will be split according to the tour’s standard ratio among the players who made it to the weekend. 

It is surprising that the Memorial Tournament hasn’t increased its prize pool this year. We saw a $200,000 increase to it last year, as that has always been the case with PGA Tour. The tournaments receive a marginal hike with each passing year. 

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Jun 3, 2021; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Hideki Matsuyama hits his shot from the drop area at the 9th green the first round of the Memorial Tournament golf tourney. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

How much will the winner earn at the 2021 Memorial Tournament? 

The champion always gets the highest share of the prize pool at any PGA Tour event. Well, that’s what’s everyone’s fighting for. As for the 2021 Memorial Tournament, the winner will earn a $1.674 million payout, along with 550 FedExCup Points. 

A $1.6 million payday is huge indeed. Jon Rahm took him this figure after winning the 2020 Memorial, and this year’s champion will receive the same amount as well. Moreover, the runner-up will also be treated to a seven-figure payout, ($1,013,700) which is massive. 

Furthermore, here is the payout that will be given to the Top 5 leaderboard positions at the end of four rounds at Muirfield Village Golf Club

PositionPayout
Winner$1,674,000
Runner-up$1,013,700
Third place$641,700
Fourth place$455,700
Fifth place$381,300

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Complete breakdown of the $9.3 million prize purse

Here is the breakdown of the Memorial Tournament’s $9.3 million prize purse:

  1. $1,674,000
  2. 1,013,700
  3. 641,700
  4. 455,700
  5. 381,300
  6. 337,125
  7. 313,875
  8. 290,625
  9. 272,025
  10. 253,425
  11. 234,825
  12. 216,225
  13. 197,625
  14. 179,025
  15. 169,725
  16. 160,425
  17. 151,125
  18. 141,825
  19. 132,525
  20. 123,225
  21. 113,925
  22. 104,625
  23. 97,185
  24. 89,745
  25. 82,305
  26. 74,865
  27. 72,075
  28. 69,285
  29. 66,475
  30. 63,705
  31. 60,915
  32. 58,125
  33. 55,335
  34. 53,010
  35. 50,685
  36. 48,360
  37. 46,035
  38. 44,175
  39. 42,315
  40. 40,455
  41. 38,595
  42. 36,735
  43. 34,875
  44. 33,015
  45. 31,155
  46. 29,295
  47. 27,435
  48. 25,947
  49. 24,645
  50. 23,901
  51. 23,343
  52. 22,785
  53. 22,413
  54. 22,041
  55. 21,855
  56. 21,669
  57. 21,483
  58. 21,297
  59. 21,111
  60. 20,925
  61. 20,739
  62. 20,553
  63. 20,367
  64. 20,181
  65. 19,995

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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