No Minor Payday
Published 13/08/2011 | 05:00
SOME might describe the PGA Championship as the 'minor Major' but it's the biggest of golf's four Grand Slam championships when it comes to money.
The purse at Atlanta Athletic Club this week is $8m, half-a-million dollars more than The Masters and US Open and $700,000 greater than the money on offer at The Open at Royal St George's. When translated into euros, Sunday's winner will pocket an estimated €1.014m.
Charl Schwartzel (pictured) banked €1.011m at Augusta, Rory McIlroy picked up €1.003m for his landslide win at Congressional and Darren Clarke €999,450 at Sandwich.