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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry earn a big chunk of record money at the 2022 Masters

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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry may have missed out on the coveted green jacket at the 2022 Masters, but there was still a significant cash prize up for grabs for the Irish pair at the Augusta National.

Here were 52 golfers who endured the weekend, with Scottie Scheffler making history by winning the first major title of his career.

Scheffler finished the race as a 10-year-old and took the title, beating second-place McIlroy by three strokes. McIlroy achieved an eight-under-64 finish in the tournament’s round, setting the lowest final round score in Masters history. While missing out on a career grand slam, McIlroy still made big money.

The 2022 Masters prize pool was set at a record $15 million, paying out $3.5 million more than any previous edition of the tournament. Scheffler will bring home 18% of that sum, $2.7 million — the same total paid to the entire Masters field when Tiger Woods won his first green jacket in 1997.

Despite not receiving the coveted green jacket, McIlroy will be demanding $1.62 million. That’s more than the percentage of winners at almost every professional golf tournament around the world in any given year.

In fact, 2022 is also the first Masters where the third-place finisher should receive a seven-digit payday. That’s more than the entire field brought home when Jack Nicklaus won the Masters in 1986.

Shane Lowry put in a stormy finish to finish third with Cameron Smith. The couple each earned $870,000 in paydays.

Making his Masters debut, Waterford man Séamus Power finished in a respectable 24th place and earned $111,000 for his efforts.

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