2023 BMW Championship Prize Money Breakdown: Payouts for Golfers Competing at Olympia Fields
Notably, many of these players have already amassed considerable wealth throughout the PGA Tour season, with Scottie Scheffler leading the way by setting a tour record with an impressive $19.2 million earned prior to even setting foot on Olympia Fields.
While all 50 contenders are already winners in terms of financial gains this year, their ultimate goal is to secure a spot in the Tour Championship at East Lake next week, where they'll contend for the grand prize of $18 million as part of the FedEx Cup. The current battleground, however, is the BMW Championship, with a staggering $20 million purse up for grabs. The victor of this intense competition will walk away with a substantial share of $3.6 million.
Patrick Cantlay, the World No. 4 and fifth-ranked in the FedEx Cup, is attempting to achieve a remarkable three-peat victory in this event. However, he faces a daunting challenge, beginning the final round eight strokes behind leaders Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick. Jon Rahm, the 2020 BMW Championship victor, who claimed victory over Dustin Johnson in a dramatic playoff, seeks to recapture the championship's glory. Lucas Glover, fresh from his triumph at the Wyndham Championship, followed by his playoff victory over Cantlay at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, enters the competition as the fourth-ranking contender in the FedEx Cup standings, though his pursuit of a third consecutive win appears challenging as he trails by seven strokes.
Sunday's action could see either of the co-leaders at 11 under par, Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick, seize control. Scheffler, with his eye on a third win of the 2022-23 season, has a strong record of converting final-round leads into victories, evidenced by his triumphs at the WM Phoenix Open and Players Championship this year. Fitzpatrick, on the other hand, has demonstrated his proficiency in closing out 54-hole leads, having secured wins at the 2022 U.S. Open and this year's RBC Heritage in April. The competition, however, remains fierce, with notable contenders like British Open winner Brian Harman, Max Homa, Viktor Hovland, and Rory McIlroy all within striking distance of the lead.
As the 2023 BMW Championship unfolds at Olympia Fields, golf enthusiasts and fans eagerly await the thrilling conclusion that will determine not only the victor but also the distribution of the impressive prize money. Stay tuned for updated results as this captivating tournament reaches its conclusion.