What does the Masters golf tournament champion win?


More than just the Green Jacket: Everything the Masters champion wins with victory at Augusta National Golf Club.

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From a replica trophy of the clubhouse and honourary membership to prize money and plenty of ranking points, a Masters win is far more than just the Green Jacket.

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Below are all the things the man who wins the Masters receives, alongside being a Major champion.

2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson.

The Green Jacket

The champion can keep and wear their jacket anywhere they wish for less than a year, having to hand it back before the following year's event. Then the jacket can only be worn in Augusta's grounds.

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The Masters Tournament winner's cheque

This year’s purse was more than $11.5m dollars, with champion Hideki Matsuyama receiving $2.07 million, the same amount won by Dustin Johnson in November and Tiger Woods in 2019. Patrick Reed received $1.98m for his win in 2018.

Only the US Open, which paid winner Bryson DeChambeau $2.25m from the $12.5m purse, and the PGA Tour's Players Championship, which was due to pay the winner $2.7m from a $15m purse before its March cancellation, are richer.

The Open Championship pays the winner $1.935m from its $10.75 million purse, while the PGA Championship victor receives $1.98m from an $11m purse.

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Five-year peace of mind

For the five years after their Augusta win, the Masters champion can rest easier knowing that he receives an exemption to the PGA Tour and to golf's other three men's majors, The Open, US Open and US PGA Championship.

A momento of his Masters win: Trophy & medals

Introduced in 1993, the winner receives a replica of the permanent Masters Trophy (above), which depicts the Clubhouse and includes the names of every winner and runner-up.

He also receives a Masters gold medallion, measuring 3.4 inches in diameter, weighing 2.3 ounces and featuring a view of the Founders Circle in front of the Clubhouse.

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An open-ended Augusta National invite

For as long as he lives, or as long as he can physically swing a club, every Masters winner can enter the tournament again. Theoretically, Jack Burke Jr. could tee it up, but the oldest living Masters champion, now aged 97 and no longer attends.

Masters winner Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson can both play in the tournament for as many years as physically possible.

Honorary Augusta National Golf Club membership

Every Masters winner automatically becomes an honorary member of ANGC. This isn’t the same as being a fully paid-up Augusta National member – only Jack and Arnie went on to enjoy that privilege.

It does mean, however, that they get to play Augusta National whenever they like, when the club is open, and get to wear their Green Jacket whenever they’re on the premises.

The Champions Dinner menu

The most famous of all Masters traditions, whoever wins at Augusta gets to choose the following year’s menu at the Masters Champions Dinner, held the Tuesday before the tournament begins and known officially as the Masters Club Dinner.

Tiger’s 2020 Champions Dinner was steak and chicken fajitas, sushi and sashimi, washed down with milkshake. It has already been joked that Dustin Johnson will choose sandwiches for his menu in April with the World No.1 having said they are his favourite thing about the Masters at a press conference ahead of the 2020 tournament.

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2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth tries on his Green Jacket.

A licence to print money!

He receives 100 world ranking points and 600 PGA Tour FedEx Cup points – the former can elevate him into the elite with invitations to big-money WGC events, the latter help towards qualifying for the no-cut, BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

He also gets an invite to the next year’s Tournament of Champions, an event with no cut and a generous $6.7m purse.

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