Palmetto Championship at Congaree: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 06/12/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Jun 11, 2021; Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA; Dustin Johnson sets his ball in place during the second round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports


The Palmetto Championship at Congaree is currently taking center stage on the PGA Tour. The one-time event is being hosted at the Congaree Golf Club and saw a few prominent names exit the tournament after 36-holes. The event is nearing its completion, and here is the total prize pool and the winner’s payout at the Palmetto Championship. 

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The Palmetto Championship will unfortunately not be a part of the PGA Tour calendar in 2022. It is hosted this year as a replacement for the RBC Canadian Open. While the Palmetto Championship is just a one-off event, it does boast a lucrative prize purse. 

The inaugural Palmetto Championship will award a total prize pool of $7.3 million in 2021. This purse is quite enticing, even though it does not match the $7.6M prize purse the RBC Canadian Open offered in 2019 (the tournament was suspended in 2020 and 2021). 

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How much will the winner earn at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree? 

Just like any other PGA Tour event, the winner of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree will take home the highest share of the prize purse. The champion will get an 18% of the total $7.3 million prize purse at the Congaree Golf Club. 

To be precise, the winner of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree will receive a payout of $1.314 million this year. This is nearly equivalent to the winner’s prize money that most of the tour events offer. 

Only the winner gets to take home a seven-figure sum at the Palmetto Championship. The rest will see their prize money come in six figures and five figures, depending on the leaderboard. 

Jun 11, 2021; Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA; Dustin Johnson gestures to a fan during the second round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a tabulated version of the payout the top five positions will earn at the Palmetto Championship: 

PositionPayout
Winner$1,314,000
Runner-up$795,700
Third place$503,700
Fourth place$357,700
Fifth place$299,300

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Complete breakdown of the $7.3 million prize purse

  1. $1,314,000 (Winner)
  2. $795,700 (Runner-up)
  3. $503,700
  4. $357,700
  5. $299,300
  6. $264,625
  7. $246,375
  8. $228,125
  9. $213,525
  10. $198,925
  11. $184,325
  12. $169,725
  13. $155,125
  14. $140,525
  15. $133,225
  16. $125,925
  17. $118,625
  18. $111,325
  19. $104,025
  20. $96,725
  21. $89,425
  22. $82,125
  23. $76,285
  24. $70,445
  25. $64,605
  26. $58,765
  27. $56,575
  28. $54,385
  29. $52,195
  30. $50,005
  31. $47,815
  32. $45,625
  33. $43,435
  34. $41,610
  35. $39,785
  36. $37,960
  37. $36,135
  38. $34,675
  39. $33,215
  40. $31,755
  41. $30,295
  42. $28,835
  43. $27,375
  44. $25,915
  45. $24,455
  46. $22,995
  47. $21,535
  48. $20,367
  49. $19,345
  50. $18,761
  51. $18,323
  52. $17,885
  53. $17,593
  54. $17,301
  55. $17,155
  56. $17,009
  57. $16,863
  58. $16,717
  59. $16,571
  60. $16,425
  61. $16,279
  62. $16,133
  63. $15,987
  64. $15,841
  65. $15,695

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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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