What do Champion Golfers win? If that is your question this answer may help you.
What a champion golfer wins in a tournament all depends on whether he/she is a professional or an amateur. Generally, for at least the professional golfers you see on television, Golf and sponsorship is their main source of income. Amateurs, even the best don't play tournaments for the money, but rather for the love of the game, or just to win the tournament. However, before a golfer can turn professional he/she will be an amateur.
Professional golfers, if they are really good will (i.e. playing on the PGA, Web.com, European, or even Canadian Tours) usually make anywhere from a few hundred/thousand dollars to ten million in a given tournament. Also, with wins come ranking points, the better your finish in a given tournament the more ranking points you obtain, these ranking points rank the golfers in the given tour (PGA, European...etc) from most consistent to least consistent. In addition, the vast majority of professional golfers are sponsored by a golf eguipment company, which means that the company will pay them to wear and use their products...again the more consistently you win and are seen on television, generally, the more a company will pay you. Some famous professionals, like Tiger, Phil, Ernie...etc probably get paid millions in sponsorship, and appearance money. Plus, if they win they get a nice trophy too!
Amateurs on the other hand, are not alowed to win prize money, only equipment and prizes, and only a certain amount of those things. I think its probably under a thousand dollars worth. An amateur may not accept prize money because if he/she does then they become professional. Also, amateurs, instead of being paid to play a tournament, must pay to play a tournament (unless they are invited for their outstanding performance in another event)...although in some smaller events like with the local pros in your area not the big tour players may also have to pay to play..It is probably imposible to make a living as an amateur golfer just playing golf...but all the pros even the best were amateurs at one point. Basically, champion amateur golfers win the tournament, a trophy, point rankings (like the pros), a reputation, and small prizes.
Y.E Yang, he won the 2009 PGA Championship.Y.E Yang, he won the 2009 PGA Championship.
Nobody was able to secure 64 PGA victories between 1938 and 1939. However, the champion of the 1938 PGA Championship event was Paul Runyan from America.
It is just called the US Open and Graeme McDowell won.
The winner of the Skins Game of the PGA Tour in 1988 was Raymond Floyd. The winnings in that game amounted to $290,000.
3 consecutive US Amateur titles. 97 professional victories including 14 major championships. 10 time PGA Player of the year, 10 time PGA Tour Player of the year, 9 time money list winner, 8 Vardon trophies and 2 time Fed Ex Cup winner.
2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner played on the 1997 Auburn Men's Golf team.
The winner of the Skins Game in the PGA Tour in 1995 was Fred Couples. This would be the first of five wins for Couples.
The name says it all. They provide money to the winner of each event as well as the others who made the "cut," and in return get advertising space/time.
18% of the total purse e.g. if the purse is $5,000,000 the winner gets $900,000.
The player(s) in second place the money divided between them, plus the money the receive for their finish.