Hero World Challenge prize money payout: Scottie Scheffler bags $1 million following impressive triumph from $4.5 million event purse

Scottie Scheffler secured his third victory of the year with a dominant performance at the Hero World Challenge 2023.


Hero World Challenge prize money payout: Scottie Scheffler bags $1 million following impressive triumph from $4.5 million event purse

Scottie Scheffler (Pic Credit: AP)

Top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler successfully preserved his position at the forefront of the Hero World Challenge. He delivered an impressive 4-under-68 on Sunday, marking his strongest performance of the tournament to date.

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The American golfer capped off an incredible year and took home a sum of $1 million from the $4.5 million purse. Sepp Straka came up short in his bid for the title and finished in second place while trailing the current World No.1 by a margin of three strokes. Just behind Straka was Justin Thomas, finishing the third.

After a slow start in the first round, Scheffler started catching his opponents in real-time. The 2022 Masters champion once again showcased why he was one of the favorites to win the PGA Tour Player of the Year award. One of the major things that was witnessed this week was his improved putting.

He had previously struggled with it. However, relentless training helped him conquer this which benefitted him in this event. As for the tournament, the no-cut unofficial event saw the return of golfing great Tiger Woods. After a prolonged absence from injury Woods was pleased to return and get an opportunity to play in a golf tournament again.

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How much money did the other golfers receive from the Hero World Challenge prize pool?

It was revealed that the upcoming Hero World Challenge will witness a heightened financial incentive, with a prize fund escalated to $4.5 million. It will have a compelling increase from the preceding year’s $3.5 million. Taking place at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas, the tournament featured 20 elite golfers, including 14 from the top 25 in the World Ranking, vying for the augmented rewards.

People were mostly focused on Tiger Woods talking to the media about his comeback after ankle surgery. But one shouldn’t ignore the fact that the prize money for golf tournaments is expected to increase to $5.5 million by 2024. The tournament, a vehicle for fundraising for the Tiger Woods TGR Foundation, saw an inventive dispersion of the supplementary prize funds among participants.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler with the Hero World Challenge trophy (Pic Credit: SI)

Runner-up Sepp Straka walked with a prize of $450,000 for his efforts. The event also saw the resurgence of Justin Thomas who finished third and claimed $300,000 from the purse. Thomas had previously struggled on the greens, so the fans were pleased to see him do well.

Golfers Tony Finau and Matt Fitzpatrick had to share the fourth spot and received the same amount of $212,500. Every player from there on received a fair share of money for their participation.

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Meanwhile, two-time defending champion Viktor Hovland had a tough time during the first three rounds. The Norwegian though bounced back from this setback and finished a respectable tenth and collected $170,000. Will Zalatoris making his return from injury after eight months, struggled at the greens which was likely, He finished bottom of the standings but took home a cash prize of $120,000 in his first tournament back.

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