The 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play golf event on the PGA Tour is taking place from March 23-27, 2016, at the Austin Country Club located in Austin, Texas. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers to win at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play golf event.
The WGC Match Play event on the PGA Tour has been played annually since 1999. Tiger Woods (2003, 2004, 2008) holds the record for most wins in the event with three. Geoff Ogilvy (2006, 2009) is the only other player to win the event more than once. Rory McIlroy is the defending champion and Jason Day won the WGC Match Play event in 2014.
The total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play has been raised by 2.7% from $9.25 million in 2015 to $9.5 million this year. The winner’s share below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a little bit as this is not a regular PGA Tour event. All 64 players in the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play will get a paycheck with the 64th player earning at least $47,000.
- Winner – $1.62 million
The winner of the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play golf event will earn a very cool $1.62 million. That is up 3.2% over the $1.57 million that Rory McIlroy earned when he won this event last year when it was called the WGC-Cadillac Match Play.
- Second place – $1.018 million
Second place is worth $1.108 million at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play tournament. That is up 9.5% over the $930,000 that Gary Woodland earned with his second place finish last year. It’s also the same amount of prize money that Bubba Watson earned with his second place finish this year in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. In 2015, the WGC tournaments all paid the same amount for second place.
- Third place – $664,000
Third place should be worth right around $664,000. That is 2.7% above the $646,000 that Danny Willett earned with his third place finish here last year.
- Fourth place – $534,000
Fourth place should be worth right around $634,000 at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play. That is 2.7% above the $520,000 that Jim Furyk earned here last year by finishing in fourth place.
- Fifth place tie (four players will tie for fifth) – $293,000 each
The four players who tie for fifth place at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play will each earn about $293,000. That is up 2.7% over the $285,000 that John Senden, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Paul Casey all earned when they finished tied for fifth here last year.