Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for PGA golfers at the 2015 Humana Challenge, which is taking place from January 22-25, 2015, at three different golf courses in the Coachella Valley at La Quinta, California.
The three golf courses are the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West, the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West, and the La Quinta Country Club. All three golf courses are in the Palm Springs area and this tournament used to be called the Bob Hope Classic.
This is the last year Humana is sponsoring this tournament and the last year that the two PGA West golf courses are participating. The 2015 Humana Challenge is a regular tournament with 156 players that will be pared after a two-day cut.
Tiger Woods (still looking for his tooth) and Rory McIlroy are not here this week and neither have ever won this tournament and I do not believe either player has ever played in it. Phil Mickelson has won twice (2002, 2004), and Phil Mickelson is playing the Humana Challenge this year for his first tournament in 2015.
Arnold Palmer holds the record for the most wins here with five (1960, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1973). Five other players besides Phil Mickelson have won here twice each, Billy Casper, John Cook, John Mahaffey, Johnny Miller, and Corey Pavin, for the second most wins.
Total prize money at the 2015 Humana Challenge is $5.7 million, the same amount of prize money as last year. The winner’s share is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a little based upon how many players make the cut and ties.
PGA golf prize money up for grabs at 2015 Humana Challenge
- Winner – $1.026 million
The winner of the 2015 Humana Challenge will earn a cool $1.026 million. The same amount of money earned by Patrick Reed when he won here in 2014.
- Second place – $615,600
Second place is worth $615,600. The same amount of money earned by Ryan Palmer when he finished second last year.
- Third place – $390,000
Third place is worth roughly $390,000. Zach Johnson and Justin Leonard split $661,200, with each player earning $330,600, when they tied for third last year.
- Fourth place – $271,000
Fourth place is worth roughly $271,000 at the 2015 Humana Challenge.
- Fifth place – $228,000
Same amount won by Brian Stuard last year.