2024 Wells Fargo Championship purse, prize money: Payout for winner Rory

Rory McIlroy continued his smoking play entering the second major of the season pulling off a dominant performance Sunday at Quail Hollow to win the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship. It McIlroy’s second victory in as many starts after teaming with Shane Lowry to win the 2024 Zurich Classic a couple weeks ago, and Sunday’s win comes at an opportune time as Rory seeks to end his extended drought at major championships.

Big stakes and big money this week with 69 players visiting Charlotte for four days of pristine golf. While the trophy may not have been one of the four big ones — one of those will be handed out next week when Valhalla hosts the 2024 PGA Championship — the purse was in the same ballpark. A total of $20 million was be up for grabs this week falling in line with the total from the Masters last month and other signature events like the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Genesis Invitational.

Unlike the those two tournaments, however, “only” $3,600,000 was earned by McIlroy for winning. This represents the third-highest payday a winner could receive so far in 2024 as the top prize gets boosted to a nice, round $4 million for the three player invitationals while the Players Championship awarded Scottie Scheffler $4.5 million for his victory.

Wyndham Clark entered as the reigning champion but was unable to defend his crown. That said, he remains atop of McIlroy in the FedEx Cup standings as Rory shot up to fourth by winning his 26th career PGA Tour event.

No one who fell short of winning will leave empty-handed. Every golfer in the no-cut field earned at least $40,000 this week. Meanwhile, the top three all cleared seven figures, the top 11 were set to receive at least half a million, and the top 36 were all looking at six figures for their four days of work in the Queen City.

2024 Wells Fargo Championship prize money, purse

Total purse: $20 million

1st: $3,600,000 — Rory McIlroy
2nd: $2,160,000
3rd: $1,360,000
4th: $960,000
5th: $800,000
6th: $720,000
7th: $670,000
8th: $620,000
9th: $580,000
10th: $540,000
11th: $500,000
12th: $460,000
13th: $420,000
14th: $380,000
15th: $360,000
16th: $340,000
17th: $320,000
18th: $300,000
19th: $280,000
20th: $260,000
21st: $240,000
22nd: $224,000
23rd: $208,000
24th: $192,000
25th: $176,000
26th: $160,000
27th: $154,000
28th: $148,000
29th: $142,000
30th: $136,000
31st: $130,000
32nd: $124,000
33rd: $118,000
34th: $113,000
35th: $108,000
36th: $103,000
37th: $98,000
38th: $94,000
39th: $90,000
40th: $86,000
41st: $82,000
42nd: $78,000
43rd: $74,000
44th: $70,000
45th: $66,000
46th: $62,000
47th: $58,000
48th: $54,800
49th: $52,000
50th: $50,400
51st: $49,200
52nd: $48,000
53rd: $47,200
54th: $46,400
55th: $46,000
56th: $45,600
57th: $45,200
58th: $44,800
59th: $44,400
60th: $44,000
61st: $43,600
62nd: $43,200
63rd: $42,800
64th: $42,400
65th: $42,000
66th: $41,600
67th: $41,200
68th: $40,800
69th: $40,400

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