Masters prize money 2016: How much can Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy win in Augusta?

 
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Jordan Spieth is gunning for his second green jacket after last year's triumph (Source: Getty)

Not only does winning the Masters seal your name in history, earn you the first Major of the golf season, and reward you with the prestigious Green Jacket – winning it also comes with a seven-figure prize money cheque.

A total prize money pool of $10m (£7m) is on offer at the tournament, which could mean the winner takes home a cool $1.8m from Augusta – the biggest reward of any golf event so far this season.

Even a 50th placed straggler could take home a respectable $25,200 for a weekend's work.

The tournament has kept its remuneration fund at $10m this year following a $1m top-up ahead of last year's tournament, won by breakout star Jordan Spieth.

Read more: Why Jason Day is favourite to win the Masters

Golf’s three other Majors set aside similar sums for players' payments; the US PGA Championship and US Open both boast of $10m prize money pools while the Open's is slightly narrower at $9.3m.

Position Prize money
1st $1.8m
2nd $1.1m
3rd $680,000
4th $480,000
5th $400,000
6th $360,000
7th $335,000
8th $310,000
9th $290,000
10th $270,000

Yet this season's biggest prize money pool is to be found at The Players Championship, which has boosted its fund by $500,000 to $10.5m.

Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Spieth arrive in Augusta as favourites to secure the $1.8m payday, but it is world No6 Adam Scott who enters with the most secure so far this season with $4.4m in prize money, having already won two titles this year.

Spieth's win a year ago set in motion a stunning – and lucrative – season which saw him earn $12m on the PGA Tour plus a further $10m from the FedEx Cup.

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