The 2016 Shell Houston Open, the last PGA Tournament before the 2016 Masters, is being played this week from March 31 to April 3, 2016, at the Golf Club of Houston located in Humble, Texas just northeast of Houston. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers to win at the 2016 Shell Houston Open.
The Shell Houston Open dates back to 1946. Vijay Singh (2002, 2004, 2005) and Curtis Strange (1980, 1986, 1988) jointly hold the record for most wins in the tournament with three each. Famous golfers like Arnold Palmer (1957, 1966), Gary Player (1978), Fred Couples (2004), Adam Scott (2007) and Phil Mickelson (2011) have all won the Shell Houston Open.
The total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 Shell Houston Open is $6.8 million. That is up 3% over the $6.6 million in prize money from last year. The winner’s share below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary slightly based upon ties and how many players make the cut.
- Winner – $1.224 million
The winner of the 2016 Shell Houston Open will earn a very cool $1.224 million. That is up 3% over the $1.188 million that J.B. Holmes earned last year when he won this tournament in a playoff.
- Second place – $734,400
Second place at the 2016 Shell Houston Open is worth $734,400. Johnson Wagner and Jordan Spieth split $1.161 million with each player earning $580,800 when they both lost a playoff to J.B. Holmes here last year and they finished in a second place tie.
- Third place – $462,400
Third place is worth $462,400 at the 2016 Shell Houston Open. In a typical PGA Tour event the third place finisher will earn 6.8% of the total prize money up for grabs.
- Fourth place – $326,400
Fourth place at the 2016 Shell Houston Open is worth $326,400. That is up 3% over the $316,800 that Russell Henley earned here last year when he came in fourth place alone.
- Fifth place – $272,000
Fifth place is worth $272,000 at the 2016 Shell Houston Open. Brendon de Jonge, Keegan Bradley, Cameron Tringale and Charles Howell split $927,300 with each player earning $231,825 when they all tied for fifth place last year.
- Sixth place – $244,800
Sixth place at the 2016 Shell Houston Open is worth $244,800. In a typical PGA Tour tournament event the sixth place finisher will earn 3.6% of the total prize money up for grabs.
- Seventh place – $227,800