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Sunday 11 December 2016

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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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