The perks of winning a major championship: Tournaments, exemptions

There are a lot of perks that come with winning a major championship — the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and British Open Championship — in golf.

Aside from the first-place prize money, which is 18 percent of the total purse, a men’s major winner earns entry into the major they won for a number of years (sometimes life), PGA Tour exemptions and other goodies.

Let’s lay out all the benefits of winning a major championship.

The perks of winning a major championship

Prestige, obviously — you’re in a limited company of players to ever win a majorIf you win the Masters, you’re in the Masters for life, basically, and you’re in the U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship for five yearsIf you win the U.S. Open, you’re exempt in the U.S. Open for 10 years, and you’re in the Masters, Open Championship and PGA Championship for five yearsIf you win the British Open, you’re in the Open until you’re 60, and you’re in the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA Championship for five yearsIf you win the PGA Championship, you’re in the PGA Championship for life, basically, and you’re in the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship for five yearsYou get a 5-year exemption on the PGA Tour for winning a major, and you can pretty much set your schedule for two yearsYou get a spot in the Tournament of ChampionsYou get 100 Official World Golf Ranking points, which pretty much locks up a spot in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 18 months, no matter whatYou get 600 FedEx Cup pointsYou get big Ryder Cup points if you’re an American or European player

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By: Golf News Net
Title: The perks of winning a major championship: Tournaments, exemptions
Sourced From: thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2020/08/09/perks-winning-major-championship-tournaments-exemptions-103789/
Published Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:01:11 +0000

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