The 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from January 7-10, 2016, on the Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort located a few miles north of Lahaina on the west coast of Maui in Hawaii. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers to win at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions is a PGA event that can only be played by golfers who won a PGA tournament over the last year in 2015. It is the first PGA tournament of the 2016 calendar year but not the first tournament of the 2016 season which began back in October of 2015.
A total of 32 PGA golfers who won at least one tournament over the last year will be playing in the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The only 2015 winners not here this week are Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk and Shane Lowry. The field includes all the golf major winners from last year in Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and Jason Day. Overall, it is a tremendous field to start the 2016 calendar year.
All 32 PGA golfers will earn money at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions as long as they complete the tournament. The player who finishes in 32nd place will earn around $60,000. The winner’s share of the prize money below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a bit based upon ties and if anybody withdraws from the tournament.
- Winner – $1.18 million
The winner of the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of champions will earn a cool $1.18 million. That is up 3.5% over the $1.14 million Patrick Reed earned when he won this tournament last year. It’s also a pretty nice amount of money to win to start 2016.
- Second place – $688,000
Finishing in second place at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions is worth $688,000. That’s up 3.5% over the $665,000 that Jimmy Walker earned when he finished second here last year. Walker finished tied for the lead last year in regulation but he lost a playoff to Patrick Reed. Jordan Spieth also earned $665,000 when he finished second here in 2014.
- Third place – $447,000
Third place is worth $447,000 at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Jason Day, Russell Henley and Hideki Matsuyama split $998,001 with each player earning $332,667 when they all tied for third place last year.
- Fourth place – $344,000
Fourth place at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions is worth $344,000. Out of the three players who tied for 3rd here last year only Jason Day qualified again for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this year by winning a tournament in 2016.
- Fifth place – $286,000
Fifth place is worth $286,000 at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. That is up 3.5% over the $276,000 that Jason Dufner earned when he finished alone in fifth place here in 2014. Dufner, who got a divorce from his wife Amanda Boyd last year, did not win on tour over the last year so he did not qualify this year for this tournament
- Sixth place – $220,500
Sixth place at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions is worth $220,500. That’s up 3.5% over the $213,000 that Sang-Moon Bae earned when he finished sixth here last year. Bae did win a tournament in 2015 so he is not here this year.
- Seventh place – $197,000
Seventh place is worth $197,000. that’s up 3.5% over the $190,000 that Zach Johnson earned when he finished in 7th place here last year. Zach Johnson won this tournament in 2014 and he qualified this year in style by winning the 2015 British Open major.