AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters will distribute a record $9 million in prize money.
The tournament announced the disbursement Sunday, a few hours before the final round ended at Augusta National.
The winner will get $1.62 million, up from $1.44 million in 2013. Second place will pay $972,000, up from $864,000 a year ago.
The Masters doled out $8.102 million in 2013. Ten years ago, the total payout was a little more than $6.28 million.
- Mark Long, https://twitter.com/@APMarkLong
LOW AMATEUR: Oliver Goss is the first Australian to finish as the low amateur at the Masters.
Goss, who turned 20 on Saturday, will be awarded with the Silver Cup. The low amateur must make the 36-hole cut to be eligible for the award, which began in 1952.
“I can’t believe it,” Goss said after a 3-over 75 that left him plus 10 for the tournament. “To be the first (Australian) is really quite unbelievable. … I’ve just got to step back now and have a look at the entire week and just learn as much as I can from the whole week.”
Goss plans to play the U.S. Open as an amateur in June and then decide whether to turn pro.
LEGALLY BLONDE: Caroline Wozniacki is back to blonde.
The Danish tennis star, who is engaged to golfer Roy McIlroy, showed up for the final round of the Masters on Sunday with her hair dyed to its typical blonde color.
Surely by coincidence, McIlory’s game improved, too. The two-time major winner shot a 3-under 69 - his best score in four rounds at Augusta National.