Masters Golf Tournament's 2018 $11 Million Purse

Published Wednesday, April 04, 2018 -
Masters Golf Tournament's 2018 $11 Million Purse

Spring has arrived with the beginning of The Masters Tournament one of the four major championships in professional golf. The exclusive private Augusta National Golf Club which was established in 1934, in beautiful Augusta Georgia is the venue for the championship game.

The 82nd year of the first major championship of the season, the Masters is also the only one of the four major tournaments played at the same course every year. Augusta National is a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards. A total of 87 players are set to tee it up April 5th on the tournament’s smallest field this century. The only golfers to win all four of the major tournaments, the U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship and the Masters are Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. McIlroy is looking to become the sixth golfer to complete a career Grand Slam.

The odds on favourite to take the title was Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland at +900, but he has now slipped to a +1000 second-favorite to Jordan Spieth (+900). McIlroy has come close to taking the championship at Augusta a couple of times. He was dominating in the 2011 tournament until a back-nine down fall led to a final-round 80 and a 15th-place finish. McIlroy was tied in seventh place last year.

Former green jacket winners such as Tiger Woods who has won four green jackets, is tied for second-most green jackets with Arnold Palmer behind Jack Nicklaus’ six with Woods in the odds running at (+1400). Spieth, Justin Thomas (+1100), world No. 1 Dustin Johnson (+1100), and Justin Rose (+1400) rounding  out the odds favorites. Spieth was runner-up at the 2014 Masters, and won it the next year. He should have won it in 2016 but fell short on the last day and was runner-up, finishing tied for 11th in 2017.The purse for this year’s Masters Tournament is $11,000,000 which is sure to get all the players excited.

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