There's a lot on the line at major championships, and that was once again the case on Sunday at the 2021 PGA Championship with a massive cash prize and the Wanamaker Trophy going to the victor. Following the action-packed three-day event, it was Phil Mickelson who won his sixth major, his second PGA title, and the 50-year-old also became the oldest men’s major champion ever. Here's a look at the PGA Championship 2021 leaderboard and the earnings for each player following the event.
Phil Mickelson won the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course at 6 under by two shots, earning his sixth major championship victory. Mickelson will take home the famed Wanamaker Trophy, as well as the top prize of a whopping $2,160,000. The tournament's overall purse which was set at $12 million was a jump from $11 million at TPC Harding Park last August and the first increase since 2018.
When golfers tie for a position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. Here's a look at the PGA Championship earnings for each golfer at the major event.
1st (Winner): $2,160,000 - Phil Mickelson
2nd: $1,296,000 - Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka ($1.056 million each)
4th: $576,000 - Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Harry Higgs, Paul Casey ($462,250 each)
8th: $350,000 - Abraham Ancer, Justin Rose, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris, Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Kevin Streelman ($263,000 each)
17th: $193,000 - Aaron Wise, Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Keegan Bradley, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im ($168,000 each)
23rd: $133,000 - Chan Kim, Jason Scrivener, Hideki Matsuyama, Martin Laird, Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Fitzpatrick ($100,814 each)
30th: $73,000 - Matt Jones, Stewart Cink, Viktor Hovland, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Niemann, Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($59,750 each)
38th: $47,000 - Emiliano Grillo, Tyrell Hatton, Richy Werenski, Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland, Branden Grace ($42,000 each)
44th: $35,000 - Jason Day, Daniel Van Tonder, Talor Gooch, Ben Cook, Steve Stricker ($31,300 each)
49th: $27,000 - Byeong Hun An, Sam Horsfield, Rory McIlroy, Robert MacIntyre, Harold Varner III, Jason Kokrak ($24,883 each)
55th: $23,000 - Matt Wallace, Alex Noren, Carlos Ortiz, Joel Dahmen ($22,475 each)
59th: $21,800 - Cameron Davis, Robert Streb, Dean Burmester, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Smith ($21,400 each)
64th: $20,800 - Garrick Higgo, Henrik Stenson, Harris English, Adam Hadwin, Tom Hoge, Danny Willett, Jimmy Walker ($20,200 each)