Valero Texas Open 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 04/02/2021, 2:26 PM EDT
Mar 11, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 9th green during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The PGA Tour has moved on to the next phase of its schedule. Golfers are toiling hard at the Valero Texas Open to clinch the crown from defending champion Corey Conners. Meanwhile here’s more insight on the payout each participant will earn at TPC San Antonio this week. 

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The Valero Texas Open will complete the PGA Tour’s two-week stay in Texas as the preceding WGC-Dell Match Play also took place within the state. However, unlike the Match Play event, the Valero Texas Open does not boast a $10.5 million prize purse. 

The total purse of the Valero Texas Open is $7.7 million and it would be interesting to find out which golfer takes home the maximum stake by winning the tournament. Right now, Cameron Tringale, Camilo Villegas, Jordan Spieth, and Matt Wallace are the favorites to win it. 

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Apr 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; A view from the tee box of the 16th hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Detailed payout that each player will receive at Valero Texas Open 2021

The Valero Texas Open was unfortunately canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. While it gave Corey Conners an extra year to remain the defending champion, his crown is on the line at TPC San Antonio this year. 

As mentioned above, the prize purse for the 99th edition of the tournament has been set at $7.7 million. The winner of the event will be rewarded with a handsome sum of $1,386,000 (traditional 18% split), and 500 FedExCup points as well. 

Apr 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson gets ready to hit from the 11th tee during the first round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

But that won’t be the case with the rest. Only the winner receives an 18% share, while the last ranked player will only receive 0.2% of the total purse. Furthermore, a second-place finish at the event would fetch you $839,300, courtesy of the organizers. 

The player finishing third will receive $531,300, while a fourth-place finish will fetch a player $377,300. The tree just keeps decreasing along with lower-ranked positions. The last-ranked player at TPC San Antonio will receive a payout of $16,555. 

Furthermore, here is a complete breakdown of the prize purse:

1. $1,386,000

2. 839,300

3. 531,300

4. 377,300

5. 315,700

6. 279,125

7. 259,875

8. 240,625

9. 225,225

10. 209,825

11. 194,425

12. 179,025

13. 163,625

14. 148,225

15. 140,525

16. 132,825

17. 125,125

18. 117,425

19. 109,725

20. 102,025

21. 94,325

22. 86,625

23. 80,465

24. 74,305

25. 68,145

26. 61,985

27. 59,675

28. 57,365

29. 55,055

30. 52,745

31. 50,435

32. 48,125

33. 45,815

34. 43,890

35. 41,965

36. 40,040

37. 38,115

38. 36,575

39. 35,035

40. 33,495

41. 31,955

42. 30,415

43. 28.875

44. 27,335

45. 25,795

46. 24,255

47. 22,715

48.21,483

49. 20,405

50. 19,789

51. 19,327

52. 18,865

53. 18,557

54. 18,249

55. 18,095

56. 17,941

57. 17,787

58. 17,633

59. 17,479

60. 17,325

61. 17,171

62. 17,017

63. 16,863

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64. 16,709

65. 16,555

The Valero Texas Open might not be the most lucrative tournament for the tour pros, but the TPC San Antonio course boasts one of the most exciting layouts. The 7,494 yards course was designed by Greg Norman, while Sergio Garcia assisted the legendary golfer while planning the layout.

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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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