2022 Honda Classic: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 02/24/2022, 10:48 PM EST
Mar 21, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Matt Jones celebrates with the trophy after winning during The Honda Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The 2022 Honda Classic began on the 24th of February. Before we find out who would hoist the championship title this year, let’s find out the prize money the winner will get. 

The PGA National Resort’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens will host the event like every year. This course, one of the difficult ones on the PGA Tour, has been hosting the Classic since 2007.

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Since big events like Arnold Palmer Invitational will begin next week, many top golfers have chosen to take a rest this week. However, as the field will have golfers like Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson, and Patrick Reed, the competition would be fierce. 

The purse money of the tournament

The purse money of the 2022 Honda Classic is $8 million. This is a $1 million increase from last year. For the first prize winner, the payout will be $1,440,000. All golfers who finish four rounds of the competition will receive prize money. 

Mar 19, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Matt Jones plays his shot from the rough on the 1st hole during the second round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

While the prize money is the highlight of the tournament, there are some other benefits that only the winner gets. The champion will earn 500 FedEx points and 50 OWGR points. 

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The winner will directly qualify for the 2022 Masters, the PGA Championship, and the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions. He will also get exemptions for two more seasons on the PGA Tour. 

Last year, Australian golfer Matt Jones won the championship with a total score of 12-under par. He was five strokes ahead of Brandon Hagy who took second with a 7-under par.  

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Given the relatively sparse field, it would be fun to watch whether Matt Jones can defend his title this year. However, it will be tough to defend one’s title here since only four, including Jack Nicklaus, have ever done that. 

Winner’s payout at the 2022 Honda Classic

Below is the list that contains the winner’s payout at this year’s Classic:

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PositionMoney
1$1,440,000
2$872,000
3$552,000
4$392,000
5$328,000
6$290,000
7$270,000
8$250,000
9$234,000
10$218,000
11$202,000
12$186,000
13$170,000
14$154,000
15$146,000
16$138,000
17$130,000
18$122,000
19$114,000
20$106,000
21$98,000
22$90,000
23$83,600
24$77,200
25$70,800
26$64,400
27$62,000
28$59,600
29$57,200
30$54,800
31$52,400
32$50,000
33$47,600
34$45,600
35$43,600
36$41,600
37$39,600
38$38,000
39$36,400
40$34,800
41$33,200
42$31,600
43$30,000
44$28,400
45$26,800
46$25,200
47$23,600
48$22,320
49$21,200
50$20,560
51$20,080
52$19,600
53$19,280
54$18,960
55$18,800
56$18,640
57$18,480
58$18,320
59$18,160
60$18,000
61$17,840
62$17,680
63$17,520
64$17,360
65$17,200

As most of the top golfers have elected to take a break, there might be a chance for the rest of the field to showcase their skills and make a name for themselves. Above all, the $8 million worth of purse money is more than enough encouragement for the competitors to do their best.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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