Scotti Scheffler, Masters
Scottie Scheffler celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2024 Masters. (Getty)

Scottie Scheffler Big Masters Winner; Here's How Rest of Record $20M Purse Distributed

The 2024 Masters not only showcased some pretty doggone-good golf but also boasted a record-setting purse, offering players the opportunity for substantial earnings. Augusta National Golf Club announced a total purse of $20 million, an increase of $2 million over last year, making it the largest payout in the tournament's history.

Scottie Scheffler emerged as the primary beneficiary, claiming the winner's share of $3.6 million with his victory, marking his second Masters championship in just three years. Finishing at 11 under, Scheffler's stellar performance earned him the distinction of being the fourth-youngest golfer to secure two green jackets and the 10th to win two within three years. His earnings surpassed those of the previous year's champion, Jon Rahm, by $360,000.

Runner-up Ludvig ?...berg also enjoyed a substantial payday, earning $2.16 million in his debut major championship appearance. His impressive performance in pressuring Scheffler throughout the tournament was duly rewarded, with his earnings surpassing those of past Masters winners Danny Willett and Jordan Spieth.

Additionally, the top three finishers were set to receive seven-figure payouts, with Collin Morikawa, despite struggling down the stretch, joining Max Homa and Tommy Fleetwood in a three-way tie. Morikawa's bogey on the final hole cost him $320,000 but boosted the earnings of Homa and Fleetwood, with each player taking home $1.04 million. This marked a historic moment for the Masters, as it was the first time in the tournament's history that five players earned $1 million or more.

Even those outside the top ranks saw significant earnings, with the top 11 finishers guaranteed at least $500,000. As the leaderboard trickled down, every player within the top 36 left Augusta National with six-figure payouts, highlighting the lucrative nature of the tournament.

Overall, the 2024 Masters not only provided some thrills in terms of actual golf but also offered substantial financial rewards, further elevating the prestige and allure of one of the most iconic events in the sport.