AT&T Byron Nelson Prize Money: Winner’s Payout and Complete Breakdown of the Purse

Published 05/14/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
May 13, 2021; McKinney, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports


The AT&T Byron Nelson has returned to the PGA Tour after being canceled in 2020. The tournament is currently the center of attention and boasts a lucrative prize purse as well. Keep scrolling to know how much the champion and the rest of the field will earn at TPC Craig Ranch. 

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The AT&T Byron Nelson has found a new home in 2021. The tournament is currently hosted at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, and will be done so for the next five years. A change in the venue also brought about an increase in the prize purse of the tournament. 

AT&T Byron Nelson: Payout for the top five positions

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The top five positions naturally receive the highest prize money payout at any tournament. The AT&T Byron Nelson awarded a total prize purse of $7.9 million back in 2019, but the organizers have now increased the total pool to $8.1 million. 

Of course, the champion always takes home the highest share. The winner of the event will receive an 18% stake from the prize purse. To be precise, it will be $1,458,000 (18% of $8.1 million), in this case. 

May 13, 2021; McKinney, Texas, USA; Sung Kang plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Only the champion will receive a seven-figure sum at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The rest will receive a payout that will decrease with respect to the position on the leaderboard. For instance, the runner-up will earn a payout of $882,900 at TPC Craig Ranch. 

Here’s a tabulated version of the payout for the top five positions at AT&T Byron Nelson 2021: 

PositionPayout
Winner$1,458,000
Runner-up$882,900
Third place$558,900
Fourth place$396,900
Fifth place$332,100

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Complete breakdown of the $8.1M prize purse

It should be noted that not everyone from the 156-man field with receive a payout. Only the players who make the cut line and qualify for the weekend are entitled to receive a share of the prize money. Here’s a complete breakdown of the $8.1M prize purse: 

  1. $1,458,000 (Winner)
  2. $882,900 (Runner-up)
  3. $558,900
  4. $396,900
  5. $332,100
  6. $293,625
  7. $273,375
  8. $253,125
  9. $236,925
  10. $220,725
  11. $204,525
  12. $188,325
  13. $172,125
  14. $155,925
  15. $147,825
  16. $139,725
  17. $131,625
  18. $123,525
  19. $115,425
  20. $107,325
  21. $99,225
  22. $91,125
  23. $84,645
  24. $78,165
  25. $71,685
  26. $65,205
  27. $62,775
  28. $60,345
  29. $57,915
  30. $55,485
  31. $53,055
  32. $50,625
  33. $48,195
  34. $46,170
  35. $44,145
  36. $42,120
  37. $40,095
  38. $38,475
  39. $36,855
  40. $35,235
  41. $33,615
  42. $31,995
  43. $30,375
  44. $28,755
  45. $27,135
  46. $25,515
  47. $23,895
  48. $22,599
  49. $21,465
  50. $20,817
  51. $20,331
  52. $19,845
  53. $19,521
  54. $19,197
  55. $19,035
  56. $18,873
  57. $18,711
  58. $18,549
  59. $18,387
  60. $18,225
  61. $18,063
  62. $17,901
  63. $17,739
  64. $17,577
  65. $17,415

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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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