What Champions Earn Per Swing at The Masters
THEY don’t like to talk about money at Augusta National. It’s enough to don the Green Jacket and enjoy all the quaint traditions that go with winning The Masters.
But the reality is that the financial rewards on offer at the season’s first men's major are huge. And according to William Hill, nobody has earned more per swing at the tournament than 2018 champion Patrick Reed. He played at Augusta for the first time in 2015 and since then has picked up a mind-blowing $1,716 per swing on average over his career at the tournament.
The research, conducted by William Hill, has calculated which of the top golfers have the most valuable swing during The Masters.
In their careers at The Masters, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods have earned the most per swing and all have won the tournament at least once in their illustrious careers, with Woods winning five times.
Last year the prize pot for The Masters was $11.5m, with Johnson picking up $2.07m for winning his second major. Put another way, that represents an eye-watering $7,724 per swing.
In 2020, Johnson, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff all had their most profitable season in terms of earnings per swing at The Masters.
A spokesperson at William Hill said: "With the Masters 2021 fast approaching we wanted to take a look at the top players on the PGA Tour and work out who earns the most per swing. Even if you have never won the prestigious event, it can still be a very lucrative event for the players. We are looking forward to seeing what this year’s tournament will bring."
William Hill also looked at overall PGA Tour earnings and Rory McIlroy comes out on top here. He has competed in 182 official events and pocketed an impressive $53m in prize money - or $1,920 every time he hits the ball. Not bad for a man who is supposedly in a slump.
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