The 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from January 27-30, 2016, at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the European Tour players to win at the 2016 Qatar Masters.
The Qatar Masters golf tournament dates back to 1998. Paul Lawrie (1999, 2012) from Scotland and Adam Scott (2002, 2008) from Australia jointly hold the record for most wins in the tournament with two each. Other prominent golfers who have won the Qatar Masters include Ernie Els (2005), Henrik Stenson (2006), Retief Goosen (2007), Thomas Bjorn (2011), Sergio Garcia (2014) and last year’s winner Branden Grace.
Both Sergio Garcia and Branden Grace are here playing this week. The field also includes some Americans like 49 year old John Daly and 22 year old Bryson DeChambeau and his custom irons that Rory McIlroy tried out last week in Abu Dhabi.
Total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 Qatar Masters is $2.5 million. The same amount of prize money as last year and since 2013. Though the total prize money is listed in American dollars on the European Tour website the prize amounts for each spot at the 2016 Qatar Masters are shown in Euros so the prize money below has been converted to American dollars at the current rate of 1.09. The amounts shown can vary a bit based upon ties and how many players actually make the cut.
- Winner – $414,607
The winner of the 2016 Qatar Masters will earn $414,607. On the European Tour the winner of each tournament typically gets 16.67% of the prize fund. Here the total prize fund is $2.5 million and 16.67% of that is $416,750.
- Second place – $276,401
Second place at the 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is worth $276,401. Big name players who have come in second at the Qatar asters in the past include Jason Day in 2012 and Sergio Garcia in 2013. Last year, Marc Warren came in second here.
- Third place – $155,279
Third place is worth $155,279 at the 2016 Qatar Masters. Last year, Bernd Wiesberger came in third place alone in this tournament. The king of coming in third here is Rafael Cabrera-Bello who tied for third at the Qatar Masters in both 2014 and 2011.
- Fourth place – $124,383
Fourth place at the 2016 Qatar Masters is worth $124,383. Last year, Eddie Pepperell from England came in fourth at the Qatar Masters. John Daly finished alone in fourth here in 2012 and Big John is here this week teeing it up in Qatar.
- Fifth place – $105,477