Along with the title of Masters winner, 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel received a sizable paycheck from golf's first major. This year, the Masters purse totaled $8 million, with Schwartzel taking home the lion's share of the prize money after final round 66 saw him walk off the 18th green with the green jacket following the post-round ceremony. In fact, every competitor in the top-10, and even top-20, earned a sizable paycheck stretching into the six-figure amount. For four days of golf, the financial windfall wasn't too shabby.
Schwartzel earned a $1.44 million paycheck with the win, twice that of Adam Scott and Jason Day, the two golfers tied for second place. Day and Scott earned $704,000 each, a solid consolation prize for coming up just two strokes short. And what about Tiger Woods, whose final round charge electrified fans and the crowd at Augusta National Golf Club? Woods, Luke Donald and Geoff Ogilvy, tied for fourth at 10-under, each earned $330,667 for their efforts.
For Rory McIlroy, Sunday's blow-up, dropping him from first to a tie for 15th, was an expensive one. Had he held on, McIlroy would've pocketed the $1.44 million paycheck, but instead earned just $128,000 after his final round 80. But for McIlroy, whose grace was on full display following the round, this is far from the end. At some point, he'll be back, and he'll be slipping the green jacket on and taking home an even bigger paycheck in the future.
A full payout list can be found over at ESPN. For more on the tournament, check out the rest of our 2011 Masters StoryStream. Be sure to head over to SB Nation for a look back at the 2011 Masters, or visit SB Nation Atlanta for the same.