It may not amount to the staggering, signing-on fees of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, but the winner of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup will take home a whopping $18million.
The prize purses on the PGA Tour have been steadily growing throughout the years, but this has clearly been accelerated by the emergence of LIV Golf.
Patrick Cantlay won the FedEx Cup last year and won $15million. An increase of $3million is remarkable.
Scottie Scheffler led the way going into the postseason, with Cameron Smith hot on the heels of the Masters champion.
Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Cameron Young and Sungjae Im made up the rest of the top-10.
Check out the full 2022 FedEx Cup prize money payouts here:
WIN - $18million
2 - $6.5million
3 - $5million
4 - $4million
5 - $3million
6 - $2.5million
7 - $2million
8 - $1.5million
9 - $1.25million
10 - $1million
The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings played the first of three playoff events at the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind.
The LIV Golf players were booted out. Other players, such as Bubba Watson, also resigned before the playoffs.
After the FedEx St. Jude Championship, only 70 players advance to the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club. The remaining 30 players make it to the Tour Championship at East Lake, where the winner will be crowned.
You may remember it was at East Lake where we saw the remarkable scenes of fans flocking behind Tiger Woods as he claimed his 80th PGA Tour victory in 2019.
- How the FedEx Cup Playoffs work
Each player who made the top 125 players in the FedEx St. Jude Championship made at least $120,000.
By progressing to the BMW Championship they also guaranteed themselves a further $175,000.
Players who make it to the Tour Championship also lock up a pay day of $500,000.