The fifth edition of “The Match” showcases golf’s most famous rivalry between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau.
So, what will these two golfers be competing for? The biggest prize of them all: bragging rights.
In the fifth edition of “The Match,” the money raised will be donated to charity, and there are no cash prizes being handed to Koepka or DeChambeau if they win. This is the fourth time in a row that “The Match” has donated the money related to the event to charity instead of giving it to the winner of the competiton.
Here’s how the charity money is broken done, including a detailed list of the specific holes that have separate competitions attached to them for donations.
The Match purse: How much money will be donated to charity?
The total amount of money donated to charity at the end of “The Match” is unknown because that final number relies on a few circumstances. This is because there are five holes out of the 12 holes DeChambeau and Koepka are playing that have additional donation prices attached to them depending how the golfers compete.
In its history, “The Match” has donated around $30 million to various charities, and they have also donated around 10 million meals to Feeding America, which is one of their main charities for this edition. Additionally, APGA Tour (Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour) is the other main charity that the money will be donated to. WarnerMedia and the golfers will also be donating 3.75 million meals to Feeding America.
DeChambeau has chosen to donate to Shriner’s Hospital for the event, while Koepka has chosen to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
How much will the winner make?
In the first edition of “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the winner (Mickelson) took home $9 million as his prize. However, the next three versions of “The Match” decided to put the prize money towards charities, so the winners have not taken any money home themselves.
“The Match 5” will also not have a cash prize for DeChambeau or Koepka. The winner will walk away with bragging rights.
What on-course competitions will The Match have?
Five of the 12 holes that DeChambeau and Koepka will play have additional on-course competitions to allow them to donate more money to charities. Here’s a list of each of the competition holes and how much money is involved with each one.
The par four hole is titled “DraftKings Closest to the Hole.” Whoever lands their tee shot closest to the hole will be able to donate $50,000 to their charity of choice. If they land within five feet of the hole, an additional $150,000 will be donated. If one of the golfers has a hole-in-one, $2 million will be additionally donated.
The par three hole is titled “Wheels Up/Meals Up and Feeding America Closest to the Hole.” Whoever lands their tee shot closest to the hole will have 500,000 meals donated to Feeding America in their name. If they are within five feet of the hole, an additional 1.5 million meals will be donated. If they have a hole-in-one, 20 million meals will be donated. 100,000 water bottles will be donated by ZenWTR.
The par five hole is titled “Capital One Venture X Long Drive Challenge.” Whoever hits the longest drive off the tee will have $200,000 donated in the player’s name.
The par three hole is titled “ZipRecruiter Closest to the Hole.” The same rules and results apply from Hole 3 with this hole.
The par three hole is titled “Wagoneer Closest to the Hole.” The same rules and results apply from Hole 3 and Hole 11 with this hole.
Bryson DeChambeau net worth
DeChambeau’s net worth is currently $10 million, according to The Sun.
During his five and a half year professional golf career so far, DeChambeau has earned around $23 million. In 2021, he earned around $5 million.
Brooks Koepka net worth
Koepka’s net worth is roughly around $18 million, according to The Sun.
Since he turned professional in 2012, Koepka has earned over $35 million in his career. His four major championships help with that total, along with his various endorsements.