PGA Tour Payout Percentages and Projected Earnings

In order to project live money earnings for PGA Tour Golf Pools the payout percentages and methodology below is used.

How are PGA Tour Purses Divided?

  • For most PGA Tour tournaments, the top 65 players that make the cut are paid from the purse, using the pga tour payout percentages listed below. This was new for 2019-20 season. Before 2019 the top 70 golfers made the cut and earnings.

    THE MASTERS cut only includes the top 50 players plus ties. Projected and official earnings for the Masters are only allocated to the top 50 and ties.

    THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP cut includes the top 70 players plus ties. Their earnings calculation is slightly different the PGA Tour. See the custom 2021 British Open Payouts listed below.

    THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP cut includes the top 70 players plus ties. Projected and official earnings for the PGA Championship are allocated to the top 70 and ties.
  • If golfers are tied, they split the earnings awarded to all finishing positions from their finisihing position plus the number of golfers golfers with whom they are tied. For example, two golfers tie for second, they split the money paid out to 2nd place and 3rd place.
  • Amateurs do not receive earnings. For example, if an amateur places solo 3rd, they receive $0 and the 4th place golfer receives what would normally be awared to the 3rd place golfer. All other positions below 3rd also get bumped up by a place in terms of their earnings.
  • Some PGA Tour events use a different formula than the standard pga tour payout percentages table below.
  • If more than 65 players make the cut then the PGA Tour will throw in some extra cash, in addition to the normal purse, to payout any player finishing beyond 65th place
  • Some major tournaments, like the Masters, will pay an appearance fee to golfers that miss the cut. Historically this has been around $10,000 USD. This is not considered official money, however, and therefore is not included in projected earnings or official earnings posted for your golf pool.
  • Starting in 2019, the TOUR Championship was earnings were all considered FedExCup BONUS Money and not official earnings.
  • Projected earnings are not guarnteed to match official earnings

PGA Tour Payout Percentages

Finishing
Position
% of
Purse
118.000%
210.900%
36.900%
44.900%
54.100%
63.625%
73.375%
83.125%
92.925%
102.725%
112.525%
122.325%
132.125%
141.925%
151.825%
161.725%
171.625%
181.525%
191.425%
201.325%
211.225%
221.125%
231.045%
240.965%
250.885%
260.805%
270.775%
280.745%
290.715%
300.685%
310.655%
320.625%
330.595%
340.570%
350.545%
360.520%
370.495%
380.475%
390.455%
400.435%
410.415%
420.395%
430.375%
440.355%
450.335%
460.315%
470.295%
480.279%
490.265%
500.257%
510.251%
520.245%
530.241%
540.237%
550.235%
560.233%
570.231%
580.229%
590.227%
600.225%
610.223%
620.221%
630.219%
640.217%
650.215%

2021 British Open Payout Used for Projected Earnings

PositionEarnings
1$2,070,000
2$1,198,000
3$768,000
4$597,000
5$480,000
6$416,000
7$357,000
8$301,500
9$264,000
10$238,500
11$217,000
12$192,500
13$180,750
14$170,000
15$157,750
16$145,000
17$138,000
18$131,500
19$126,000
20$120,000
21$114,500
22$108,500
23$103,000
24$97,000
25$94,000
26$90,000
27$86,500
28$83,500
29$80,000
30$76,000
31$73,250
32$69,500
33$67,250
34$65,250
35$63,000
36$60,500
37$57,500
38$54,750
39$52,750
40$51,000
41$49,000
42$46,500
43$44,500
44$42,000
45$39,500
46$37,500
47$36,000
48$34,500
49$33,000
50$32,250
51$31,500
52$31,000
53$30,500
54$30,000
55$29,500
56$29,100
57$28,800
58$28,600
59$28,400
60$28,200
61$28,000
62$27,900
63$27,800
64$27,700
65$27,500
66$27,300
67$27,100
68$26,900
69$26,700
70$26,500