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2017 PGA Championship prize money, purse and exemptions

Justin Thomas won the 99th PGA Championship on Sunday with a stirring final round, storming through a pack of challengers at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina for his first win in a major championship.

Here's a look at the purse for this year's event and exemptions:

PGA Championship purse

The 99th PGA Championship's total purse is $10,500,000.

Justin Thomas will walk away with $1,890,000 while the runner-up receives $1,134,000. 

Here's a look at how the rest of the field will get paid:

  • 3. $714,000
  • 4. $504,000
  • 5. $420,000
  • 6. $357,000
  • 7. $330,000
  • 8. $305,000
  • 9. $280,000
  • 10. $260,000
  • 11. $240,000
  • 12. $220,000
  • 13. $200,000
  • 14. $190,000
  • 15. $180,000
  • 16. $170,000
  • 17. $160,000
  • 18. $150,000
  • 19. $140,000
  • 20. $130,000
  • 21. $120,000
  • 22. $110,000
  • 23. $100,000
  • 24. $92,000
  • 25. $84,000
  • 26. $81,900
  • 27. $76,000
  • 28. $70,000
  • 29. $67,000
  • 30. $64,000
  • 31. $61,000
  • 32. $69,000
  • 33. $57,000
  • 34. $55,000
  • 35. $53,000
  • 36. $51,000
  • 37. $49,000
  • 38. $47,000
  • 39. $45,000
  • 40. $43,000
  • 41. $41,000
  • 42. $39,000
  • 43. $37,000
  • 44. $35,000
  • 45. $33,000
  • 46. $31,000
  • 47. $29,500
  • 48. $28,000
  • 49. $27,000
  • 50. $26,000
  • 51. $25,400
  • 52. $24,800
  • 53. $24,200
  • 54. $23,600
  • 55. $23,000
  • 56. $23,000
  • 57. $22,300
  • 58. $22,000
  • 59. $21,800
  • 60. $21,600
  • 61. $21,400
  • 62. $21,200
  • 63. $21,000
  • 64. $20,800
  • 65. $20,600
  • 66. $20,400
  • 67. $20,200
  • 68. $20,000
  • 69. $19,800
  • 70. $19,600  

Those making the cut, but finishing below 70th place, will be paid in diminishing increments of $100 each. Players missing the cut and turning in a 36-hole scorecard will be paid $3,000 each. Any player making the cut, but failing to submit a 72-hole score, will also be paid $3,000.

Exemptions

The PGA Championship victor will have also some security. Whoever walks away the winner of the Wanamaker Trophy will have a lifetime exemption to the PGA Championship, a five-year exemption to The Masters, The U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

Here's a look at the further exemptions:

• A five-year exemption on the PGA Tour
• Points for every $1,000 earned in the PGA Championship toward a berth on the 2018 Ryder Cup (provided he is American-born). 
• 30 points toward the 2017 PGA Player of the Year Award (Note: Should a player win more than one major Championship in one year, an additional 50 bonus points for each win are awarded toward the PGA Player of the Year Award.)

Other PGA Championship performance benefits
• The top four scorers and ties in the PGA Championship are eligible to compete in the following year’s Masters.
• The top 30 scorers and ties are exempt from local qualifying (but not Sectional) for the following year’s
U.S. Open.
• A five-year exemption to The Players Championship.

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