Winners will take home $40,000, also a record
September 28, 2023 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 0 comments
For the fourth year in a row, the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship purse will set a record for the largest-ever prize pool in disc golf history.
The DGPT announced that the purse for the 2023 event will be $322,000, breaking its own record of $302,000 from 2022. $40,000 will be awarded to both the MPO and FPO winners. The $40,000 prizes will be the biggest individual disc golf payouts, also breaking last year’s record of $35,000.
The DGPT cited the support of the event’s title sponsor, Barbasol, as a driver for the increased purse this season.
“Breaking new ground with this record-setting purse is a testament to the rapid growth and potential of professional disc golf,” said DGPT CEO Jeff Spring in a statement. “With the unwavering support of all of our partners, we’re not just elevating the game for elite players, but also setting the stage for the future of the sport.”
The magnitude of purse increases has gotten smaller since the sport’s explosion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purse jumped nearly $120,000 in 2021, then $52,000 in 2022. It will increase $20,000 this year.
Here is the full DGPT Championship payout breakdown:
The DGPT Championship will take place in Charlotte, NC, at Nevin Park from October 12th-15th.