Prize Money Breakdown: Record $11m purse for Players Championship

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Prize Money Breakdown: Record $11m purse for 2018 Players Championship matches the same purse as The Masters 

The record purse, up from $10.5 million last year, guarantees that the winner of this week's Players Championship is set to bring home $1.98 million - the same amount Patrick Reed received for winning The Masters. 

It marks an increase for the winner of $110,000, after both the previous two champions Si Woo Kim and Jason Day received first-place checks of $1.890 million.

While there has long been talk about the event becoming the men's fifth major, it's now clear the status of the tournamnet is at least on par with the year's first major in terms of winnings, with payouts for each resulting spot matching dollar for dollar the positional payouts at Augusta National. 

Here are the individual payoffs for the top 50 solo finishers this week;

1st — $1.98 million
2nd — $1.188 million
3rd — $748,000
4th — $528,000
5th — $440,000
6th — $396,000
7th — $368,500
8th — $341,000
9th — $319,000
10th — $297,000
11th — $275,000
12th — $253,000
13th — $231,000
14th — $209,000
15th — $198,000
16th — $187,000
17th — $176,000
18th — $165,000
19th — $154,000
20th — $143,000
21st — $132,000
22nd — $123,200
23rd — $114,400
24th — $105,600
25th — $96,800
26th — $88,000
27th — $84,700
28th — $81,400
29th — $78,100
30th — $74,800
31st — $71,500
32nd — $68,200
33rd — $64,900
34th — $62,150
35th — $59,400
36th – $56,650
37th — $53,900
38th — $51,700
39th — $49,500
40th — $47,300
41st — $45,100
42nd — $42,900
43rd — $40,700
44th — $38,500
45th — $36,300
46th — $34,100
47th — $31,900
48th — $30,140
49th — $28,600
50th — $27,720