Ending the Wyndham Championship event on August 4, the world’s number one golfer received an additional $ 2 million in prize money from the PGA Tour even though he did not take the tournament.
This is the bonus for the number one FedEx Cup score that Koepka held after the end of the main season of the PGA Tour (not including three FedEx Cup playoffs). Since this season, the top 10 best golfers of the season will share a $ 10 million bonus fund.
Rory McIlroy in second place earned $ 1.5 million, while Matt Kuchar came in third with 1.2 million. The next shared names were Xander Schauffele, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay, Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson and Jon Rahm.
Koepka received additional bonuses equal to what he earned with the PGA Championship this season.
The most interesting case belongs to Webb Simpson. Thanks to the second goal at the Wyndham Championship, with many golfers not playing, the 33-year-old has climbed from No. 13 to ninth FedEx Cup score. This achievement helped him pocket an additional $ 550,000 from the PGA Tour. Along with a 670,000 prize for runner-up Wyndham Championship, Simpson received a total of $ 1.22 million – more than James Poston’s championship prize (1.11 million).
“Honestly, the bonus is not my goal,” Simpson said after going home with just one club more than Poston. “I was left far away in the third round, but then came very close to the championship on the day of the curtain. I played very well but not champion. That’s what haunts my mind.”
Wyndham Championship is the second consecutive event Simpson finished second. He was previously behind Koepka at WGC-FedEx St.Jude with a three-stroke gap. In June, North Carolina golfer also ranked T2 in the Canadian Open. This season, Simpson entered the top 3 at four events but could not yet have the sixth PGA Tour title. His closest championship is The Players Championship 2018.