WGC-Dell Match Play 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 03/26/2021, 7:03 AM EDT
Mar 24, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the sixth green during the first day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is one of the events pertaining to the World Golf Championships. Of course, an event like this would offer a generous purse to the participants, and this year’s event at the Austin Country Club is no different.

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The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is a much-anticipated event on the PGA Tour. It offers a lot of perks to the champion, and moreover, a lot of monetary benefits to the Top 10 players as well. 

The 2021 edition of the Dell Match Play is headlined by Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and other high-profile players, but the best part is that every participating will get paid, regardless of the end result. 

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Mar 25, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Prize purse for the WGC-Dell Match Play: Complete breakdown

The WGC-Dell Match Play tournament awards a total prize money of $10.5 million. This is right alongside other big events on the calendar and the winner enjoys a huge chunk of this share. 

Besides receiving 550 FedEx Cup points and 76 points in the Official World Golf Rankings, the winner of the tournament will be awarded $1,820,000. This is less than the PGA Tour’s standard 18% winner’s share of the total money. 

The runner-up of the WGC-Dell Match Play will also cash out with a huge sum of $1,150,000. This is quite an enormous amount considering that the rest of the pack will earn only in thousands and not millions. 

Mar 25, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Rory McIlroy hits his fairway shot on #14 during the second day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

A player finishing third will be paid a handsome amount of $740,000, while the fourth-place will fetch $600,000.

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Every player will get a share of the prize money, as the lowest finisher will earn $35,000. As for players knocked out in the Round of 16, they’ll receive a paycheck of $189,000, while the quarterfinalists will earn $337,000 for their efforts. 

Since a lot of players will be eliminated in the group stage, the event will pay them on how they performed in the particular segment. A player who scored one point in the group stage will be paid more than someone who exited the tournament without troubling the scoreboard. 

The payout at WGC-Dell Match Play ranges from $1,820,000 to $35,000. It all depends on how a player keeps his cool against the best in the world. 

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Arjun Athreya

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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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