No matter the outcome on Sunday at Muirfield Village, the 2021 Memorial will always be the tournament Jon Rahm should have won. The 26-year-old Spaniard walked off the 18th hole having played arguably the best round of golf ever in a PGA Tour event, shooting an eight-under 64 to take a six-shot lead, only to be informed the COVID-19 test he took earlier in the day had come up positive. Tour officials informed Rahm that he’d have to withdraw from the event just as he was trying to become the only golfer other than Tiger Woods to repeat as champion.
In the aftermath of that chaotic scene, Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa go from being long shots to catch Rahm to co-leaders with the opportunity to steal a victory. The pair start the round with a three-shot edge over Branden Grace and Scottie Scheffler.
Suffice it to say, there is plenty at stake on Sunday for all those now with a realistic chance to win the tournament in the aftermath of the Rahm WD. Given the elevated status of the event, the winner earns 550 FedEx Cup points rather than the typical 500 and grabs a three-year exemption on tour instead of the usual two. And the purse, well it’s “elevated,” too. The overall prize money payout for the week is $9.3 million with the winner earning $1.675 million.
Here are the prize money payouts for each golfer who made the cut this week at Muirfield Village. Come back shortly after the end of the tournament and we’ll update this with the list of players’ names and their specific earnings.