Enter the total purse ($) and the total percentage of the purse won (%) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Golf Payout. 

Golf Payout Formula

GP = P * PP/100


  • GP is the Golf Payout ($)
  • P is the total purse ($)
  • PP is the total percentage of purse won (%)

To calculate Golf Payout, multiply the total purse by the percentage of the purse won over 100.

How to Calculate Golf Payout?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Golf Payout.

  1. First, determine the total purse ($). 
  2. Next, determine the total percentage of purse won (%). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = GP = P * PP/100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Golf Payout.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total purse ($) = 1,000,000

total percentage of purse won (%) = 10


How is the total purse determined in golf tournaments?

The total purse in golf tournaments is determined by the tournament organizers and is often influenced by factors such as sponsorship deals, ticket sales, and broadcast rights. The purse is the total amount of prize money distributed among the players based on their performance.

What factors affect the percentage of the purse won by a golfer?

The percentage of the purse won by a golfer depends on their final standing in the tournament. Higher placements typically receive a larger percentage of the purse. The exact distribution varies by tournament, with detailed payout structures provided before the event.

Can amateur golfers win a portion of the purse in professional tournaments?

Amateur golfers can participate in professional tournaments, but they are generally not eligible to receive prize money. If an amateur finishes in a position that would earn a payout, their portion of the purse is typically redistributed among the professional players.

How do golfers claim their payout after a tournament?

After a tournament, the official scorers will finalize the standings and calculate the payouts based on the predetermined structure. Golfers or their representatives typically receive the payout through direct deposit, check, or another agreed-upon method from the tournament organizers.