The 2015 RSM Classic golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from November 19-22, 2015, on the Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club located on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the PGA players to win this week at the RSM Classic.
The RSM Classic, which used to be called the McGladrey Classic until this year, has been played annually only since 2010. Davis Love III and Zach Johnson are resident pros at the Sea Island Golf Club. To date, no player has won this tournament more than once. Previous winners are Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy Gainey (2012), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014).
The RSM Classic is the seventh PGA event so far in the 2016 season. All FedEx Cup points earned by players in this tournament count towards the 2016 season even though the tournament is being played in 2015.
Total prize money for the 2015 RSM Classic has been raised by 1.8% from $5.6 million last year to $5.7 million this year. The winner’s share of the prize money below is set in stone while the other amounts can sometimes vary a little bit based upon ties and how many players make the cut.
- Winner – $1.026 million
The winner of the 2015 RSM Classic PGA golf tournament will earn a cool $1.026 million. That is up 1.8% over the $1.008 million that Robert Streb earned when he won this tournament last year. The win here is the only win Robert Streb has had on the PGA Tour in 79 starts. His career earnings stand at $5.8 million.
- Second place – $615,600
Second place at the 2015 RSM Classic is worth $615,600. Will MacKenzie and Brendon de Jonge split $985,600 with each player earning $492,800 when they tied for second place last year. Will MacKenzie and Brendon de Jonge actually finished tied for first place last year with Robert Streb who beat them in a playoff to win the tournament.
- Third place – $387,600
Third place is worth $387,600 at the 2015 RSM Classic. Will MacKenzie, who lost the playoff here last here has two wins on tour with his last win coming in 2008. Brendon de Jonge, who also lost in the playoff last year, has yet to win on tour.
- Fourth place – $273,600
Fourth place at the 2015 RSM Classic is worth $273,600. Kevin Kisner, Ken Duke, Chris Kirk and Russell Henley split $882,000 with each player earning $220,500 when they all tied for fourth place last year. Chris Kirk won this tournament in 2013 and that win was worth $990,000 for him.
- Fifth place – $228,000
Fifth place is worth $228,000 at the 2015 RSM Classic. Ken Duke, who tied for fourth here last year, has one PGA Tour win in his career. Russell Henley and Kevin Kisner, who both also tied for fourth last year, are both searching for their first PGA Tour wins. Kisner lost three times in playoffs in 2015.