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2022 WGC-Dell Match Play: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 03/25/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

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The 2022 WGC-Dell Match Play has begun on the 23rd of March and will end on the 27th. The unusual format is the highlight of the tournament as it takes extra effort from each golfer to become the ultimate champion. Before the tournament gets its winner, let’s find out what the winner can bag after winning the unique event. 

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Unlike any other PGA Tour tournament, the Dell Match Play has a different format. The 64 players would play in different groups according to their standings on the OWGR list. To get through the group stages, each golfer has to play three matches against the others in their group. Moreover, each golfer with more points from a group would advance to the playoffs. 

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The 16 players would then compete in eight matches, and the winners from each match would move forward. A quarter-final and semi-final are then played to decide the final two. After the semi-final, the top two would compete for first place. Meanwhile, a match between the bottom two players would decide the third and fourth place. 

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The energy on the field is going to be more fierce than usual as the golfers have to compete in a lot of different matches. However, the purse money that the event is worth all the hardships on the course. 

The purse money of the tournament

The purse money of the Dell Match Play is $12 million. Unlike other PGA events, all the players on the field would receive the paycheck according to the points they earned. The winner, however, would get the 18% percentage of the purse, that is $2,100,000. 

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While the payout is huge, there are other benefits that the champion would receive after winning the event. As part of becoming the Dell Match Play champion, the golfer would receive 550 FedEx points and 74 OWGR points. 

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He will get a three-plus season exemption at the PGA Tour. The winning at the event will also ensure a direct qualification at the 2022 Masters and PGA Championship and 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

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Winner’s payout at the 2022 WGC-Dell Match Play

Below is the list that contains the winner’s payout of the 2022 Dell Match Play: 

PositionPrize Money
1$2,100,000
2$1,320,000
3$852,000
4$685,000
5$386,000
6$386,000
7$386,000
8$386,000
9$220,000
10$220,000
11$220,000
12$220,000
13$220,000
14$220,000
15$220,000
16$220,000
17$164,000
18$154,000
19$148,000
20$142,000
21$136,000
22$130,000
23$125,000
24$120,000
25$116,000
26$112,000
27$108,000
28$104,000
29$100,000
30$96,000
31$93,000
32$90,000
33$87,000
34$84,000
35$81,000
36$78,000
37$75,000
38$72,000
39$70,000
40$68,000
41$66,000
42$64,000
43$62,000
44$60,000
45$58,000
46$56,000
47$54,000
48$52,000
49$51,000
50$50,000
51$49,000
52$48,000
53$47,000
54$46,000
55$45,000
56$44,000
57$43,500
58$43,000
59$42,500
60$42,000
61$41,500
62$41,000
63$40,500
64$40,000

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With the 64 top players on the OWGR list on the field, who do you think would become the ultimate champion?

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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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