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Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship

Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship - Rory McIlroy with trophy
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship - Rory McIlroy with trophy
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The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship, which is taking place from August 29 to September 1, 2014, at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.

The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs for golfers, and the tournament offers one of the larger purses up for grabs in 2014 ($8 million). Only the top 100 players on the FedEx points list are eligible to play in the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship.

Golfers really want to do well this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship so they can keep advancing in the FedEx Cup playoffs and try to advance to the Tour Championship in a few weeks. Only 30 players will make the Tour Championship and each one of those players will make at least $128,000 no matter how badly they play there.

Players are not guaranteed any money at the Deutsche Bank Championship, as only the top 75 players (plus ties) will make the cut this week and make money. The Deutsche Bank Championship has been played since 2003, and been part of the FedEx Cup playoffs since 2007.

To date, Vijay Singh is the only player to win the tournament twice (2004, 2008). All three of golf's biggest stars have won the Deutsche Bank Championship. Tiger Woods won in 2006, Phil Mickelson in 2007, and Rory McIlroy won in 2012.

The total prize money at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship is $8 million. The same amount of money as last year. The tournament is unique on the PGA Tour because it is played from Friday to Monday.

Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship

The winner of the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship will earn a cool $1.44 million. The same amount of prize money that Henrik Stenson pocketed when he won the tournament last year.

  • Second Place - $864,000

Second place is worth a not too shabby $864,000 in 2014. The same amount of money that Steve Stricker earned last year when he finished in second place.

  • Third Place - $544,000

Third place is worth $544,000 at the Deutsche Bank Classic in 2014. The same prize money won by Graham DeLaet when he finished third last year.

  • Fourth Place - $384,000

Fourth place is worth $384,000 in 2014. Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Stadler, and Sergio Garcia split $1.26 million, with each player earning $315,000, when they all tied for fourth last year.

Sergio Garcia has yet to win a major in golf, but he has earned some pretty hefty money (almost $30 million) in his career and he has also dated some incredibly hot women in his career.

  • Fifth Place- $320,000

Fifth place at the Deutsche Bank Classic is worth $320,000 in 2014.