2020-21 PGA Tour Genesis Invitational purse and prize money breakdown

Serious amount of money is on the line this week at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, which has a total purse of $9.3 million. That’s the biggest sum in a tournament so far this year on the PGA Tour. Last week, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am had a total prize of $7.8 million, with Daniel Berger pocketing a share of $1.404 million for his victory at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For the Genesis Invitational, the winner will be walking straight into the bank after all is said and done at the Riviera Country Club to encash a cheque worth $1.674 million. Unlike in previous editions of the tournament, the Genesis Invitational’s purse this year has not gotten a bump, which means the breakdown would look identical to the one in 2020 when Adam Scott won the event by two strokes over Scott Brown, Kang Sun-hoon, and Matt Kuchar.

Nevertheless, that’s a whole lot of money, especially when it’s compared to the prize given to the original winner of this tournament, which was previously known as the Los Angeles Open. Harry Copper won the inaugural Los Angeles Open in 1926 and pocketed $3,500 for his victory.

The purse would hit the $1 million mark for the first time ever in the tournament’s history several decades later in 1989. That year, Mark Calcavecchia won the Nissan Los Angeles Open and got rewarded $180,000 for his success.

The first player to win a $1 million in tournament history? That would be Phil Mickelson. Lefty bagged $1.116 million in 2008, a year after he finished runner up to Charles Howell.

It pays to be great at golf.

Genesis Invitational purse breakdown

Here is the breakdown of the $9.3 million purse at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, via Morning Read.

1. $1,674,000
2. 1,013,700
3. 641,700
4. 455,700
5. 381,300
6. 337,125
7. 313,875
8. 290,625
9. 272,025
10. 253,425
11. 234,825
12. 216,225
13. 197,625
14. 179,025
15. 169,725
16. 160,425
17. 151,125
18. 141,825
19. 132,525
20. 123,225
21. 113,925
22. 104,625
23. 97,185
24. 89,745
25. 82,305
26. 74,865
27. 72,075
28. 69,285
29. 66,495
30. 63,705
31. 60,915
32. 58,125
33. 55,335
34. 31,010
35. 50,685
36. 48,360
37. 46,035
38. 44,175
39. 42,315
40. 40,455
41. 38,595
42. 36,735
43. 34,875
44. 33,015
45. 31,155
46. 29,295
47. 27,435
48. 25,947
49. 24,645
50. 23,901
51. 23,343
52. 22,785
53. 22,413
54. 22,041
55. 21,855
56. 21,669
57. 21,483
58. 21,297
59. 21,111
60. 20,925
61. 20,739
62. 20,553
63. 20,367
64. 20,181
65. 19,995

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