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The 35 PGA Tour Tournaments That Pay the Most Money

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The PGA Tour pits the best golfers in the world against the toughest courses on Earth in pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars in combined purse money. With the virus still lingering, different tournaments have different protocols and rules about fan attendance, but in 2021, golf is on -- and the men and women who play it are chasing big-league paydays.

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These are the 35 tournaments on the Tour that pay the most in terms of both total purses and first place winnings, making the winners quite successful.

Check out what the total purse is per competition and what the top golfers earn for winning each tournament.

Last updated: August 2, 2021

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35. CIMB Classic

  • Total purse: $7 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.26 million

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34. The Honda Classic

  • Total purse: $7 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.26 million

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Lennox Mclendon/AP

33. Shriners Hospital for Children Open

  • Total purse: $7 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.26 million

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Mic Smith/AP

32. RBC Heritage

  • Total purse: $7.1 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.278 million

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ALONSO CUPUL/EPA-EFE

31. Mayakoba Golf Classic

  • Total purse: $7.2 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.296 million

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Jeff Schultes / Shutterstock.com

30. Travelers Championship

  • Total purse: $7.4 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.332 million

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Tim Roberts Photography / Shutterstock.com

29. Waste Management Phoenix Open

  • Total purse: $7.3 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.314 million

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Gerald Herbert/AP

28. Zurich Classic of New Orleans

  • Total purse: $7.8 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1,127,100

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Richard W Rodriguez/AP

27. Charles Schwab Challenge

  • Total purse: $7.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.35 million

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Charles Baus/Csm

26. Farmers Insurance Open

  • Total purse: $7.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.35 million

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Eric Christian Smith/AP

25. Houston Open: $7 Million

  • Total purse: $7 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.26 million

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Steve Helber/AP

24. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

  • Total purse: $7.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.35 million

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Carlos Osorio/AP

23. Rocket Mortgage Classic

  • Total purse: $7.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.35 million

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Eric Risberg/AP

22. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM: $7.8 Million

  • Total purse: $7.8 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.404 million

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Eric Gay/AP

21. Valero Texas Open

  • Total purse: $7.7 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.386 million

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Daniel Lea/Csm

20. RBC Canadian Open

  • Total purse: $7.6 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.368 million

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Lm Otero/AP

19. AT&T Byron Nelson

  • Total purse: $7.9 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.422 million

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Jason E Miczek/AP

18. Wells Fargo Championship: $7.9 Million

  • Total purse: $7.9 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.422 million

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Phelan M Ebenhack/AP

17. Arnold Palmer Invitational

  • Total purse: $9.3 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.674 million

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Ryan Kang/AP

16. The Genesis Invitational

  • Total purse: $9.3 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.674 million

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AP / Shutterstock.com

15. The Memorial Tournament: $9.3 Million

  • Total purse: $9.3 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.674 million

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Nam Y Huh/AP

14. BMW Championship

  • Total purse: $9.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.71 million

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Mark Lennihan/AP

13. The Northern Trust

  • Total purse: $9.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.71 million

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JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA-EFE

12. The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

  • Total purse: $9.75 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.75 million

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Lee Jin-man/AP

11. Zozo Championship: $9.75 Million

  • Total purse: $9.75 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.75 million

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Eric Gay/AP

10. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

  • Total purse: $10.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.82 million

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Ng Han Guan/AP

9. WGC-HSBC Champions

  • Total purse: $10.25 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.745 million

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8. WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

  • Total purse: $10.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.82 million

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Jose Mendez/EPA-EFE

7. WGC-Mexico Championship

  • Total purse: $10.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.82 million

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Dave Shopland/BPI

6. The Open Championship

  • Total purse: $12.5 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $2.25 million

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JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE

5. PGA Championship

  • Total purse: $11 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.98 million

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David J Phillip/AP

4. Masters Tournament: $11 Million

  • Total purse: $11 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $1.98 million

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Dave Shopland/BPI

3. US Open

  • Total purse: $12 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $2 million

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TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE

2. The Players Championship

  • Total purse: $15 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $2.7 million

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ERIK S LESSER/EPA-EFE

1. Tour Championship

  • Total purse: $46 million

  • Winnings for 1st place: $15 million

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