What does the Masters champion win?


More than just a jacket: Everything the Masters champion receives for winning at Augusta.

From a replica trophy and honourary membership to prize money and plenty of ranking points, a Masters win is far more than just a green jacket. 

Below are eight things that come with winning the first major of the year. 

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.

The Winner's Cheque

He earns $1.98 million - the same as the PGA Championship prize and $90,000 more than The Open, but $162,000 less than the US Open ($2,160,000). The biggest prize in golf right now, however, is the Players Championship: Rory McIlroy took home $2,25 million for his win in March. 

Five Year Piece of Mind

For the following ve years, the Masters champion can rest easier knowing that he receives an exemption to the PGA Tour and to the other three majors, the Open, US Open and PGA Championship.

A momento of his win: Trophy & medals

Introduced in 1993, the winner receives a replica of the permanent Masters Trophy, 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.

Open ended 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 95, no longer attends.

Honourary Augusta membership

Every 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 Call on Dinner

The most famous of all Masters traditions, the previous year's winner gets to choose the following year's menu at the Masters Champions Dinner, held the Tuesday before the tournament begins and known o cially as the Masters Club Dinner. This year, Patrick Reed is planning to serve bone-in ribeye steak, with sides mac and cheese, creamed spinach, creamed corn and caesar salad.

Plenty of Points

He receives 100 world ranking points and 600 PGA Tour FedEx Cup points – the former can elevate them 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 $6.5m purse.