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PGA Championship 2012 Prize Money: Winner Rory McIlroy Takes Home $1.44 Million For Major Victory

After his well-earned eight-stroke victory at this year's 2012 PGA Championship, two-time major winner Rory McIlroy will officially take home $1,445,000 of the tournament's $8 million purse.

Due to the tie for third place between Carl Pettersson, Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley and Ian Poulter, each of the top six finishers brought home at least $384,000 for their troubles at this year's event. And with a come-from-behind round four performance where he shot 68 and stunningly ascended the leaderboard while his peers faltered, David Lynn will bright home a nice chunk of change with a prize of $865,000 for second place.

Here are the final payouts for the top finishers:

First place: Rory McIlroy, $1,445,000
Second place: David Lynn, $865,000
Tie for third: Carl Pettersson $384,500
Tie for third: Justin Rose $384,500
Tie for third: Keegan Bradley $384,500
Tie for third: Ian Poulter $384,500
Tie for seventh: Blake Adams $226,000
Tie for seventh: Jamie Donaldson $226,000
Tie for seventh: Peter Hanson $226,000
Tie for seventh: Steve Stricker $226,000

A full breakdown of the prize money can be viewed here.

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