With a victory on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Brendon Todd will pocket the $1.82 million first-place prize money payout. That’s quite the winner’s check for a journeyman pro who was considering giving up the game to open up a pizza franchise not all that long ago.
To get a better idea of just how big a payday that would be for Todd, consider this. The 35-year-old has played nine seasons on the PGA Tour prior to 2019-’20. In only one of those (2013-’14) has he earned more than $1.82 million for the entire season.
Here’s the sobering breakdown of Todd’s yearly earnings:
And so the $1.82 million prize money payout would be more than Todd made in seven of his first nine years combined.
The $1.82 million would also increase Todd’s overall earnings during the 2019-’20 season to $4.616 million, as this would be his third win after taking the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic titles in the fall. By almost any definition, that would be considered a “career” year, but especially so for Todd considering his earnings from this season alone would be 40.79 percent over his all-time earnings on the PGA Tour.
Being a WGC event, the prize money payout for all the golfers at TPC Southwind is rather handsome. The overall purse is $10.5 million. Here’s the prize money payout for every place in the field. At the end of the tournament on Sunday, we’ll add the names of each player to let you know how much they won.