The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Accenture Match Play World Golf Championship being held at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona from Wednesday, February 19, 2014, to Sunday, February 23, 2014. Dove Mountain is located about 30 miles north of Tucson.
The 2014 Accenture Match Play is featuring one of the stars in golf in Rory McIlroy, but neither Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson are playing this year. Phil Mickelson has never won the Accenture Match Play tournament, while Tiger Woods has won the tournament a record three times. Rory McIlroy was runner-up here to Hunter Mahan in 2012.
Phil Mickelson has skipped the Accenture Match Play tournament quite a bit in recent years because it usually falls during the same week his kids have spring break. Tiger Woods usually plays, but is skipping this year. That leaves Rory McIlroy as the favorite to win the 2014 Accenture Match Play World Golf Championship.
Match play tournaments can be risky business for golf. When a Tiger Woods or a Rory McIlroy win or survive to be in the final match, it's great for business, but when Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy get knocked off in the first round, it can be a disaster. Tiger Woods lost in the first round at Dove Mountain in 2013.
For professional golfers, the Accenture Match Play tournament is probably a welcome addition from a money standpoint. As you can see below, every player in the 2014 Accenture Match Play tournament is guaranteed to make almost $50,000, even if they lose their first match. In a regular tournament, if you don't make the first cut you make nothing, but the Accenture Match Play tournament is limited to 64 players.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Accenture Match Play WGC at Dove Mountain
The total prize money for the 2014 Accenture Match Play World Golf Championship at Dove Mountain is $9 million. That is up 2.9% from last year's $8.75 million prize money.
The winner's share below is exactly what the winner will get. The rest of the prize money is about what the players will get based upon last year's payouts raised by two to three percent.
- Winner - $1.530 million
The winner of the 2014 Accenture Match Play World Golf Championship at Dove Mountain will earn a cool $1.53 million. That is up 2% from the $1.50 million that Matt Kuchar won at the tournament in 2013.
- Second Place - $900,000
The second place finisher at the 2014 Accenture Match Play Championship will earn roughly $900,000. That is up a little over 2% from the $875,000 Hunter Mahan earned with his second place finish in 2013.
- Third Place - $630,000
The third place finisher will earn roughly $630,000, which is up a bit over 2% from the $615,000 Jason Day earned with his third place finish last year.
- Fourth Place - $510,000
The fourth place finisher will earn roughly $510,000, which is up over 2% from what Ian Poulter earned ($500,000) with his fourth place finish in 2013.
- 4 Fourth round losers take home $282,000 each
The four fourth round losers will each earn about $282,000, which is up 2.6% from what Robert Garrigus, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, and Steve Stricker each earned ($275,000) by making the fourth round last year.
- 8 Third round losers take home $147,000 each
Up over 2% from $144,000 last year.
- 16 Second round losers take home $98,000 each
Up over 2% from $96,000 last year.
- 32 First round losers take home $47,000 each
Up over 2% from 46,000 last year.