Get ready to tee off with some exciting news for golf enthusiasts! The Masters 2023 purse has just been revealed, and it’s breaking all previous records. This year’s tournament promises to be a legendary event, as the world’s top golfers compete for an unprecedented prize money pool. From jaw-dropping drives to nail-biting putts, this blog post will give you a sneak peek into what makes The Masters 2023 one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. So grab your clubs and let’s hit the links together as we explore this Masters 2023 Purse and Prize Money Breakdown!
What is the Masters?
Golf’s biggest event, the Masters, is coming up and the purse is looking to be big this year. According to Parlance, the purse for the 2019 Masters will be a staggering $10 million. This breaks the previous record of $8.5 million set in 2016. Additionally, viewership of the tournament is also on the rise as seen by figures from Nielsen that show a 6% uptick in viewership from last year. All these factors point to a very lucrative Masters Tournament this year!
The Masters Tournament pulls in a record-breaking $2.6 billion in economic activity each year, making it the most lucrative golf event in the world. This year’s event will be played from April 6-9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
The field of golfers competing for the green jacket this year is one of the strongest ever, with stars such as Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy all in attendance. With over three weeks of competition ahead, here are five things to look out for at The Masters:
1) McIlroy vs. Phil Mickelson: The current World Number One, Rory McIlroy, will be looking to defend his title against World Number Two and four time Masters champion Phil Mickelson. If McIlroy can take home the green jacket this year it would make him only the fifth golfer – after Jack Nicklaus (5), Arnold Palmer (4), Tiger Woods (3) and Gary Player (1) – to achieve this feat.
2) Records and Legends: Expect plenty of records to be broken during The Masters 2018 event, with some players even aiming to go down as legends of golf. Current holders of some impressive records include Jordan Spieth (youngest player ever to win a major championship), Bubba Watson (lowest scoring average at a major tournament) and Patrick Reed (the first African American male player to win a Green Jacket).
The 2018 Masters purse was a record-breaking $13.6 million, and the players that brought home the biggest checks were some of the best in golf. The top five earners were Jordan Spieth ($2.4 million), Justin Thomas ($1.9 million), Rory McIlroy ($1.7 million), Jason Day ($1.5 million) and Rickie Fowler ($1.4 million). These guys are all major champions, so their earnings reflect that – but what about the other players who made sizeable marks at Augusta? Here are the top 10 earners for the Masters:
10th place – Russell Henley – $405,000
9th place – Francesco Molinari – $505,000
8th place – Tony Finau – $640,000
7th place – Charley Hoffman – $825,000
6th place -Patrick Reed -$1,055,000
5th place -Zach Johnson -$1,340,000
4th place -Adam Scott -$2,345,000
Golfing’s biggest event is known for its big names and record-breaking paychecks; however, there are plenty of players that make significant contributions every year without ever winning a major championship. Russ Henley led all non-major winners with an impressive $405K check from Augusta National this year. With over two decades of experience on Tour including four Top 25 finishes
The Prize Money
The Masters Purse is the biggest event in golf, and this year’s purse is a record-breaking $13.8 million. The top three players all earned over $3 million, and there are a total of 156 entries in this year’s tournament. This money will go a long way for these golfers, and it will definitely help them to continue their careers.
What to Expect at the Masters 2023
If you’re looking to buy a Masters ticket, now is the time.
According to TicketIQ, the average price of a ticket to the Masters was $2,271 as of Jan. 5. That’s up more than 31% from last year and ranks as the second-highest average price ever behind only 2017 ($2,711).
The cheapest tickets available on TicketIQ currently cost just $1,029. The most expensive tickets go for $8,192.
And it appears that plenty of people are shelling out big bucks for passes to Augusta National this year. As of Jan. 5, there were 1,513 tickets left for the event. That’s about 296 less tickets than last year and well below the 2,000-plus seat capacity at Augusta National typically reserved for major championship events (check out our breakdown of how many seats are in each section here). So if you’re thinking about buying a ticket and don’t want to miss out on what could potentially be one of golf’s biggest events in history, act fast!
As we reported earlier this month, the Masters has broken all sorts of records this year – and not just in terms of attendance numbers. With an average purse of $7.5 million, the Masters is now officially the richest golf event in history! Additionally, thanks to strong performances from both Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, the Masters generated a total revenue of over $275 million this year – setting a new record for live tournament play. Congrats to everyone involved in making this historic event happen!