How Much Did Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, and Rickie Fowler Win at CJ Cup 2021?

Published 10/18/2021, 11:05 AM EDT
Oct 17, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rory McIlroy waves to the crowd after making a putt on the second green during the final round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


The CJ Cup 2021 undoubtedly lived up to all the hype. The event boasted one of the strongest fields this season, and Rory McIlroy was the one who emerged victorious after 72-holes. The CJ Cup is one of the more prominent events on the PGA Tour largely owing to its prize money. So how much did the top three positions get at The Summit Club? 

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The CJ Cup offered a total prize pool of $9.75 million to the field. This was the same prize purse awarded in the 2020 edition, so there was no substantial increase this year. Moreover, the CJ Cup is a no-cut event, so all the competing players earned a piece of the prize money. 

Of course, Rory McIlroy earned a huge chunk of the prize money allotment owing to his champion status. McIlroy entered the final round trailing Rickie Fowler by two strokes and then shot a 6-under-66 on Sunday. This was enough to bring him his 20th PGA Tour title. 

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What was the payday for Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler? 

Rory McIlroy was treated to the highest payday at the CJ Cup 2021 owing to his final round heroics. McIlroy won a $1,755,000 payout at The Summit Club, while the rest of the prize pool was split between the rest of the field according to the PGA Tour’s standard breakdown formula. 

Collin Morikawa gained 12 places in the final round with a 10-under-62 on Sunday. He finished 24-under for the tournament second on the leaderboard. Morikawa received $1,053,000 for his efforts. 

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Furthermore, 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler was unable to hold onto his lead on Sunday. He fell down on the leaderboard and ended his CJ Cup campaign with a 71 in the final round. Fowler earned $565,500 at The Summit Club, and more importantly, gained his momentum back. 

Oct 16, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rickie Fowler putts on the first green during the third round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, the CJ Cup proved to be an exciting tournament in Las Vegas. There are plenty of takeaways from the event, and the most prominent one was Rickie Fowler finding his solid game back. 

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Moreover, McIlroy gained lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour by securing his 20th tour victory. How many events do you think he will go on to win this season? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at EssentiallySports 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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