The 2015 Wyndham Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from August 20-23, 2015, at the Sedgefield Country Club located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA golfers this week at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
First played in 1938, the Wyndham Championship was dominated by the great Sam Snead in its early days. Snead easily holds the record for most wins in the tournament with eight (1938, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1965). The second most wins in the Wyndham Championship is two which has been accomplished by nine players including Byron Nelson (1941, 1945), Billy Casper (1962, 1968), Sandy Lyle (1986, 1988) and Davis Love III (1992, 2006).
Tiger Woods has never played the Wyndham Championship but he is playing this week to try and get into the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. Tiger Woods would have to win the Wyndham Championship to qualify for the playoffs in 2015. The odds makers have made Tiger Woods 50 to 1 to win this week so they do give him a bit of a chance to win.
Total prize money at the 2015 Wyndham Championship has been raised by 1.9% from $5.3 million in 2014 to $5.4 million this year. That is certainly at the low end in prize money for a PGA Tournament in 2015. The winner’s share below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a bit based upon how many players make the cut and ties.
- Winner – $972,000
The winner of the 2015 Wyndham Championship will earn a nice paycheck of $972,000. That is up 1.9% over the $954,000 that Camilo Villegas earned when he won the tournament last year. The Wyndham Championship is one of the few PGA events in 2015 that offers first place prize money below $1 million. Camilo Villegas has won four times on the PGA Tour and has career earnings of $17.8 million.
- Second place – $583,000
Second place is worth $583,000. That is up 1.9% over the $572,400 that Jordan Spieth earned when he finished second here in 2013. Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson split $932,800 with each player earning $466,400 when they tied for second place last year. Bill Haas has won six times on the PGA Tour, including once in 2015, and has career earnings of $23 million. He is the son of former PGA player Jay Haas.
- Third place – $367,000
Third place at the 2015 Wyndham Championship is worth $367,000. Freddie Jacobson, who finished tied for third last year, has just one win on the PGA Tour in 274 starts. Despite just one win, Freddie Jacobson has earned $16.6 million on tour. Jacobson was born in Sweden and he also has three career wins on the European Tour.
- Fourth place – $260,000
Fourth place at the 2015 Wyndham Championship is worth $260,000. That’s up 1.9% over the $254,400 that Heath Slocum earned when he finished fourth here last year. Heath Slocum has won four times on the PGA Tour and has career earnings of $15.9 million.
- Fifth place – $216,000
Fifth place at the 2015 Wyndham Championship is worth $216,000. Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, and Nick Watney split $580,350 with each player earning $193,450 when they all tied for fifth place last year. Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship in 2007, while Webb Simpson won it in 2011.