Masters winner Scottie Scheffler has already won $15 million this year — almost twice as much as any other golfer

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Scottie Scheffler has done it again.

The golfer continued his dominant season with a win at the Masters on Sunday, maintaining his top spot in golf’s rankings, and has now won the most prize money ($ 15 million) this year by an incredible margin. The player with the next highest tournament earnings is $ 7.9 million, won by fellow American Wyndham Clark.

Scheffler, 27, took in a record $ 3.6 million for his victory at Augusta National’s 2024 Masters Tournament, which was about $ 400,000 more than 2023 tournament winner John Rahm ($ 3.24 million).

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In addition to the top performers, there were a number of notable players who were eligible to receive prize money based on their Masters showings.

That included Tiger Woods ($ 39,600), who made the cut but ended up finishing 16 shots over par; Phil Mickelson ($ 72,000), who finished eight shots over par; and amateur Neal Shipley. Shipley qualified to get more than $ 40,000 for finishing in 53rd place, but is ineligible to receive the money because he plays on the Ohio State golf team and is therefore an amateur.

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After winning the Masters by four strokes, Scheffler remained No. 1 in the world rankings, by a margin not seen since Tiger Woods. Scheffler doesn’t have a round over par in any of his nine tournaments this year and has earned over $ 15 million.

“I feel like I’m as in control of my emotions as I’ve ever been, which is a good place to be,” Scheffler said. “It’s hard to argue with the results of the last few weeks. I’ve played some really good golf.”

“I don’t plan on taking my eye off the ball anytime soon,” he added about his recent dominant run on the PGA Tour.

While it seems like the world’s top-ranked player would often win a major tournament like the Masters, that hasn’t been the case historically.

Scheffler is just the fifth player to win the Masters while holding the No. 1 spot since the rankings were instituted in 1986. He joins a list that contains Ian Woosnam (1991), Fred Couples (1992), Woods (2001 and 2022) and Dustin Johnson (2020).

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One group that was happy to see Scheffler win was golf bettors. He was the most wagered-on golfer to win the tournament, as 12% of all bets made on the Masters were on him, representing 15% of all money wagered on the tournament winner, according to data from DraftKings DKNG, +2.79% sportsbook.

No pre-tournament betting favorite had won at Augusta National since Tiger Woods did in 2005.

The win for Scheffler represents a small win for the PGA Tour too, at least in the short term.

Merger talks between the PGA and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf remain ongoing after the rival organizations initially agreed to create a unified entity last summer. Scheffler is a PGA player, and it’s likely the tour would have preferred a win by one of its own players vs. an LIV player. LIV Golf has been luring players away from the PGA Tour with high participation fees, like $ 300 million to Jon Rahm, $ 200 million to Mickelson and $ 150 million to Johnson.

Of the 13 LIV players who received invitations to the 2024 Masters, eight made the cut, and three of those — Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith and Tyrrell Hatton — finished in the top 10. But none of them made a serious run at the fabled green jacket, as no LIV player finished within nine strokes of Scheffler.

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Here’s who took home parts of the $ 20 million Masters purse: 

Winner: Scottie Scheffler, $ 3.6 million

2. Ludvig Aberg, $ 2.16 million

T3. Collin Morikawa, $ 1,040,000 million

T3. Tommy Fleetwood, $ 1,040,000 million

T3. Max Homa, $ 1,040,000 million

T6. Cameron Smith, $ 695,000

T6. Bryson DeChambeau, $ 695,000

8. Xander Schauffele, $ 620,000

T9. Will Zalatoris, $ 540,000

T9. Tyrrell Hatton, $ 540,000

T9. Cameron Young, $ 540,000

T12. Patrick Reed, $ 405,000

T12. Matthieu Pavon, $ 405,000

T12. Adam Schenk, $ 405,000

T12. Cameron Davis, $ 405,000

T16. Sepp Straka, $ 310,000

T16. Chris Kirk, $ 310,000

T16. Byeong Hun An, $ 310,000

T16. Nicolai Hojgaard, $ 310,000

T20. Taylor Moore, $ 250,000

T20. Lucas Glover, $ 250,000

T22. Keegan Bradley, $ 175,500

T22. Min Woo Lee, $ 175,500

T22. Harris English, $ 175,500

T22. Adam Scott, $ 175,500

T22. Joaquin Niemann, $ 175,500

T22. Rory McIlroy, $ 175,500

T22. Matt Fitzpatrick, $ 175,500

T22. Patrick Cantlay, $ 175,500

T30. Tom Kim, $ 124,200

T30. Jason Day, $ 124,200

T30. Si Woo Kim, $ 124,200

T30. J.T. Poston, $ 124,200

T30. Rickie Fowler, $ 124,200

T35. Kurt Kitayama, $ 103,000

T35. Camilo Villegas, $ 103,000

T35. Akshay Bhatia, $ 103,000

T38. Russell Henley, $ 86,000

T38. Corey Conners, $ 86,000

T38. Luke List, $ 86,000

T38. Hideki Matsuyama, $ 86,000

T38. Ryan Fox, $ 86,000

T43. Phil Mickelson, $ 72,000

T43. Shane Lowry, $ 72,000

T45. Denny McCarthy, $ 57,200

T45. Jose Maria Olazabal, $ 57,200

T45. Sahith Theegala, $ 57,200

T45. Brooks Koepka, $ 57,200

T45. Jon Rahm, $ 57,200

T45. Danny Willett, $ 57,200

51. Grayson Murray, $ 49,200

52. Eric Cole, $ 48,000

T53. Adam Hadwin, $ 46,800

T53. Neal Shipley (amateur), $ 0

T55. Jake Knapp, $ 44,400

T55. Erik van Rooyen, $ 44,400

T55. Tony Finau, $ 44,400

T58. Vijay Singh, $ 41,400

T58. Thorbjorn Olesen, $ 41,400

60. Tiger Woods, $ 39,600