Masters 2020 prize money: How much winning golfer will earn

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The Masters is finally underway this year but how much will the winning golfer earn?

In 2019, the tournament saw Tiger Woods land his first major in 11 years, finishing 13 under par to win by one stroke.

However, this year has been a rollercoaster for most sporting events and the Masters is no different.

So instead of going ahead on the first week of April, it has been postponed until November.

It will be the first time in its 86-year history that it has gone ahead in the autumn.

There are many with their eyes on the green jacket prize – but how much will they earn by winning the tournament.

Tiger Woods won the Masters last year in a remarkable comeback

The total purse for the competition stands at $11.5 million (£8.72 million) – the same as it was last year.

It makes it the second-most out of all the majors, sitting behind the US Open which is $12.5 million (£9.48 million).

The winner of the Masters takes a sizeable chunk of that purse, earning $2.07 million (£1.57 million) by coming first.

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That is how much Woods took home last year, with three players coming tied second.

They were Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele and they each got $858,667 (£651,380).

Webb Simpson, Jason Day, Tony Finau and Francesco Molinari came T-5 and earned a cool $403,938 (£306,425).

It goes to show that even if victory does not look in sight, not to give up hope because there is some serious prize money up for grabs.

Who will win the Masters this year?

The British Open was cancelled this year, where was it set to take place at The Royal St. George's golf club in Sandwich, Kent.

But last year's tournament was won by Shane Lowry, but he got a slightly smaller slice of the pie compared to Tiger.

The Irishman earned $1.935 million (£1.47 million) after winning his first major, beating Tommy Fleetwood.