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LIV Golf Nashville Tournament Prize Money and Payout Details Announced

LIV Golf Nashville Tournament Prize Money and Payout Details Announced

Tyrrell Hatton secured his first LIV Golf victory and $4 million top prize at LIV Golf Nashville this past weekend. The Englishman carded a final round to finish at 19-under par, six shots clear of runner-up Sam Horsfield.


Tyrrell Hatton with trophy at The Grove, Sunday, June 23, 2024, in College Grove, Tenn. 


It was a strong performance from Hatton who continued his good recent play, having finished tied for sixth last week at the U.S. Open. The win will surely help remove some of the criticism Hatton has faced for joining the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.


Finishing in a tie for third and taking home a $1 million check were U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, Spaniard Jon Rahm, Chile's Joaquin Niemann and England's Lee Westwood. 


Rahm and Hatton's Legion XIII squad also captured the team competition and its $3 million first place payout.


Just behind the co-third place finishers, Sebastián Munoz and John Catlin shared seventh place alone. Americans Paul Casey, Richard Bland, Cameron Smith and Carlos Ortiz rounded out the top 10 in a tie for ninth.


Some other notable finishes included South African Louis Oosthuizen in a solo 13th, while Pat Perez and Brendan Steele tied for 14th. Americans Matthew Wolff and Harold Varner III tied for 16th.


The start money payouts decreased from $4 million down to $60,000 for those finishing in 49th place or lower. Andy Ogletree, Peter Uihlein, and Dustin Johnson were among those that earned the minimum amount.


With the individual and team competitions now complete in just its second season, LIV Golf's lucrative prize funds are certainly helping it compete with the PGA Tour as golf's leading professional circuit. Hatton and Legion XIII will savor their wins and big paydays from LIV Golf Nashville.


Read more: Jon Rahm tops earning list despite DeChambeau's £100m LIV deal


How does the prize money in LIV Golf compare to other major golf tournaments


The prize money on offer at LIV Golf events is insane! At their Nashville tournament in 2024, the total purse was a cool $20 million. Tyrrell Hatton walked away with a nice $4 million check for taking the trophy.


That's way more than what guys won at other tournaments. For example, at the 2023 Open Championship, the total prize money was only $14 million. Granted, Cameron Smith still made $2.5 million as the champion - but that's $1.5 million less than Hatton won!


It wasn't just the individual events either. In 2023 alone, LIV Golf's total pot grew to a whopping $405 million for the whole season. That included $115 mil split between the teams and $30 mil for the top three in the points race.


Meanwhile, the PGA Tour handed out over $560 million in earnings that year. But they had to factor in $100 mil from some "Player Impact Program" and another $75 mil just for their Tour Championship. Take that away and LIV Golf was still offering bigger bags of cash.


When you compare regular PGA Tour stops to LIV events, it wasn't even close. The Saudis were writing far fatter checks. No wonder guys were drawn to them.


In 2023, Talor Gooch and Cameron Smith cleaned up to the tune of $36 mil and $23.2 mil respectively. Brooks Koepka took home a cool $17.7 mil too. On the PGA Tour, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Scheffler led the way - but they "only" made $37, $32.9 and $29 mil each.







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