What does the US PGA golf champion win?

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How much will the US PGA Championship winner receive?

Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade.

Justin Thomas receives a lot more than the PGA Championship title for his second men’s Major victory at Southern Hills Country Club.

As well as becoming a multiple Major champion, Thomas takes home a cheque for $2.16m from a purse of $12m – the second-highest prize fund in the Major Championships (behind the US Open).

Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship for the second time with his victory at Southern Hills.

The purse increased to $12m for the 103rd tournament in 2021, with Phil Mickelson becoming the first PGA Championship winner to earn a winner’s cheque of more than $2m.

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While the purse isn’t the largest in Major golf, the trophy most definitely is. The Wanamaker stands at 28 inches high (almost two-and-a-half feet and weighs 27lb (just under two stones).

The PGA of America named it after Rodman Wanamaker, a Philadelphia native and department store owner who was instrumental in the formation of the PGA of America in 1916.

Walter Hagen lost the original in 1925, blaming a taxi driver he’d asked to take it back to his hotel. It turned up in 1930, in a crate, and now resides at PGA HQ.

Phil Mickelson won the 2021 USPGA Championship at the age of 50

The winner gets to keep the Wanamaker trophy for their year as champion before receiving a smaller replica for good.

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As well as the prize money and trophy, victory at Southern Hills ensures Justin Thomas’ place in future Majors and secures their tour futures.

US PGA champions are automatically invited to play in the Masters, US Open, The Open, and The Players Championship for the next five years, and are eligible for the PGA Championship for life.

Collin Morikawa can play in the US PGA Championship for life after his 2020 win.

They receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and on the European Tour for seven seasons.

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Then there are the world ranking points. Due to the prestige of the events, each of the year’s men’s Majors gives 100 Official World Golf Ranking points to the winner. For context, the Players Championship winner receives 80 points while all other tour events can offer a maximum of 80 depending of the standard of the field.

Southern Hills hosts the 2022 US PGA Championship.

And, of course, becoming a Major champion also provides Thomas with a place in the history books, countless bonuses, a host of new sponsorship opportunities, and increased coverage at future events.

PGA Championship 2022: Prize money breakdown

Here’s how much each player who made the cut won at Southern Hills

1: Justin Thomas, 275/-5, $2,700,000

2: Will Zalatoris, 275/-5, $1,620,000

T-3: Mito Pereira, 276/-4, $870,000.00

T-3: Cameron Young, 276/-4, $870,000.00

T-5: Matt Fitzpatrick, 277/-3, $530,416.67

T-5: Tommy Fleetwood, 277/-3, $530,416.67

T-5: Chris Kirk, 277/-3, $530,416.67

8: Rory McIlroy, 278/-2, $436,600.00

T-9: Abraham Ancer, 279/-1, $357,812.50

T-9: Tom Hoge, 279/-1, $357,812.50

T-9: Seamus Power, 279/-1, $357,812.50

T-9: Brendan Steele, 279/-1, $357,812.50

T-13: Tyrrell Hatton, 280/E, $253,750.00

T-13: Lucas Herbert, 280/E, $253,750.00

T-13: Max Homa, 280/E, $253,750.00

T-13: Davis Riley, 280/E, $253,750.00

T-13: Justin Rose, 280/E, $253,750.00

T-13: Xander Schauffele, 280/+E, $253,750.00

T-13: Cameron Smith, 280/+E, $253,750.00

T-20: Sam Burns, 281/+1, $191,250.00

T-20: Talor Gooch, 281/+1, $191,250.00

T-20: Webb Simpson, 281/+1, $191,250.00

T-23: Stewart Cink, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Rickie Fowler, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Lucas Glover, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Shane Lowry, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Kevin Na, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Joaquin Niemann, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-23: Aaron Wise, 282/+2, $129,767.86

T-30: Adri Arnaus, 283/+3, $83,750.00

T-30: Tony Finau, 283/+3, $83,750.00

T-30: Bubba Watson, 283/+3, $83,750.00

T-30: Bernd Wiesberger, 283/+3, $83,750.00

T-34: Brian Harman, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Matt Kuchar, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Marc Leishman, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Keith Mitchell, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Patrick Reed, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Jordan Spieth, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-34: Gary Woodland, 284/+4, $61,607.14

T-41: Viktor Hovland, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: K.H. Lee, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: Luke List, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: Troy Merritt, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: Adam Schenk, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: Kevin Streelman, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-41: Cameron Tringale, 285/+5, $43,839.29

T-48: Keegan Bradley, 286/+6, $32,145.83

T-48: Laurie Canter, 286/+6, $32,145.83

T-48: Cam Davis, 286/+6, $32,145.83

T-48: Denny McCarthy, 286/+6, $32,145.83

T-48: Jon Rahm, 286/+6, $32,145.83

T-48: Harold Varner III, 286/+6, $32,145.83

54: Ryan Fox, 287/+7, $29,250.00

T-55: Jason Day, 288/+8, $27,925.00

T-55: Brooks Koepka, 288/+8, $27,925.00

T-55: Francesco Molinari, 288/+8, $27,925.00

T-55: Collin Morikawa, 288/+8, $27,925.00

T-55: Sebastián Muñoz, 288/+8, $27,925.00

T-60: Lanto Griffin, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Russell Henley, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Rikuya Hoshino, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Si Woo Kim, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Jason Kokrak, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Hideki Matsuyama, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Louis Oosthuizen, 289/+9, $26,125.00

T-60: Charl Schwartzel, 289/+9, $26,125.00

68: Billy Horschel, 290/+10, $25,000.00

T-69: Kramer Hickok, 291/+11, $24,625.00

T-69: Beau Hossler, 291/+11, $24,625.00

T-71: Adam Hadwin, 292/+12, $24,250.00

T-71: Justin Harding, 292/+12, $24,250.00

T-71: Shaun Norris, 292/+12, $24,250.00

T-71: Thomas Pieters, 292/+12, $24,250.00

T-75: Patton Kizzire, 295/+15, $23,950.00

T-75: Maverick McNealy, 295/+15, $23,950.00

77: Robert MacIntyre, 297/+17, $23,800.00

78: Sepp Straka, 298/+18, $23,700.00

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