The eye-watering prize money for this years Masters

Way finding signs at Augusta National Golf Club (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Apart from joining a very exclusive club and becoming the owner of a coveted Green Jacket  the winner at Augusta National will receive a winners cheque of $2,070,000.  Wow!

For the last two years the prize-fund has been $11,000,000 but this has increased for 2019 with the total prize money on offer now $11,500,000.

The winners cheque is still a little less than The Players Championship ($2.25m) while the US Open offers the largest total purse at $12 million, but it’s an eye-watering amount of money and does little to dispel the ‘rich getting richer’ cliche.

So how do the payouts filter down?

Well the 2019 first prize purse has increased from the 1.98 million received by Patrick Reed last year and second place will receive $1,242,000, up from $1,188,000 while the top 25 players all receive in excess of $100,000.

Across the board there are increases, making this years prize-fund the largest in Masters history.

TOP 25 PRIZE MONEY

1st $2,070,000

2nd $1,242,000

3rd $782,000

4th $552,000

5th $460,000

6th $414,000

7th $385,250

8th $356,500

9th $333,500

10th $310,500

11th $287,500

12th $264,500

13th $241,500

14th $218,500

15th $207,000

16th $195,500

17th $184,000

18th $172,500

19th $161,000

20th $149,500

21st $138,000

22nd $128,800

23rd $119,600

24th $110,400

25th $101,200