Wells Fargo Championship Prize Money: Winner’s Payout and Complete Breakdown of the Purse

Published 05/07/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas tees off on the 6th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The Wells Fargo Championship returns to the tour after being canceled in 2020. The tournament event will take place at the prestigious Quail Hollow Club and boasts a star-studded field this year. Keep reading to gather details about the event’s prize money, the champion’s share, and the payout for the entire field. 

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PGA Tour tournaments are unified when it comes to awarding lucrative prize purses. The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the most important events on the calendar and the world’s best golfers ensure they compete at Quail Hollow every year. 

The 2021 edition of the Wells Fargo Championship will award a total prize purse of $8.1 million. There is a drastic $1.2 million difference when comparing the prize pool of this tournament with that of the preceding Valspar Championship

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Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Max Homa looks over the green on the 1st hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Wells Fargo Championship payout for the top five positions

There was no Wells Fargo Championship in 2019 due to the pandemic. The year before, in 2019, the tournament had a total prize pool of $7.9 million, and the organizers have increased it this year. That implies that the top positions will be awarded a higher payout. 

The winner of the Wells Fargo Championship will receive $1.458 million from the total purse. It is the standard 18% stake that a champion gets for winning an event on the PGA Tour. The same does not apply to the rest of the field, unfortunately. 

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The runner-up of the Wells Fargo Championship will receive $882,900. Furthermore, here’s the payout the top five positions will earn at Quail Hollow this year: 

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

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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