The 2015 Omega European Masters golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place from July 23-26, 2015, at the Crans-sur-Sierre golf club located in the ski resort town of Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the golfers at the 2015 Omega European Masters. All prize money listed below has been converted from euros to dollars at the current rate of 1.10.
Total prize money at the 2015 Omega European Masters has been raised from €2.3 million to €2.7 million. An increase of 17.4% in euros but in dollar terms due to the decline in the euro vs the dollar the prize money is basically the same as last year. In dollar terms the total prize money up for grabs at the 2015 European Masters is $2.97 million.
European stars like Sergio Garcia, Jamie Donaldson, Lee Westwood, Victor Dubuisson and many others are playing in the 2015 Omega European Masters. Also playing in the European Masters this year is American Patrick Reed. It will be very interesting to see how Patrick Reed does in this tournament. He’s playing in the 2015 European Masters because he needs to play in two European Tour tournaments to keep his membership there.
Patrick Reed is 24 years old and has said he believes he’s one of the top five golfers in the world. Reed has won four tournaments in his career so far including the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions and he lost a playoff to Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Valspar Championship in March. If Patrick Reed is as great a golfer as he believes he is he will win the 2015 Omega European Masters. The competition in this tournament is far less than the average PGA tournament.
- Winner – $495,000
The winner of the 2015 Omega European Masters will earn $495,000. That is basically the same amount of money that American David Lipsky earned last year when he won the European Masters. Lipsky earned $498,329 for his win here last year. So even though the prize money in euros has been raised by 17.4%, due to the decline in the euro vs the dollar the winner will earn basically the same amount as last year in American dollars.
- Second place – $330,000
Second place at the 2015 Omega European Masters is worth $330,000. That’s basically equal to the $332,215 that Graeme Storm earned when he finished second in this tournament in 2014. In 2014, Graeme Storm and David Lipsky were tied at -7 under in regulation play in the Omega European Masters. Lipsky won the tournament on the first hole of sudden death play when he made par and Storm bogeyed the hole.
- Third place – $186,000
Third place is worth $186,000 at the 2015 European Masters. Tyrell Hatton and American Brooks Koepka split $336,674 with each player earning $168,337 when they tied for third place in this tournament last year. Brooks Koepka is now playing on the PGA Tour and he recorded his first win at the 2015 Phoenix Open in February. Koepka has also won once on the European Tour at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open.
- Fourth place – $148,000
Fourth place at the 2015 Omega European Masters is worth $148,000. The 2015 RBC Canadian Open is taking place on the PGA Tour this week. That is a much tougher tournament for a pro golfer to win than the 2015 European Masters because many more top ranked players like Bubba Watson and Jason Day are playing in the Canadian Open. So if Patrick Reed is as good a golfer as he says he is he should win the European Masters. First place in the Canadian Open is worth over double what the first place prize is here and fourth place is worth $278,000.
- Fifth place – $126,000
Fifth place is worth $126,000 at the 2015 European Masters. Danny Willett and Tommy Fleetwood split $231,426 with each player earning $115,713 when they tied for fifth place in this tournament last year. Danny Willett is a 27 year old pro golfer from England who has two career wins on the European Tour. Tommy Fleetwood is a 24 year old pro golfer also from England who has one win on the European Tour which came at the 2013 Johnnie Walker Classic at Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup was held.