Here's how much the winner of the 2018 PGA Championship will earn on Sunday

Justin Thomas with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2017 PGA Championship 
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The 2018 PGA Championship kicked off on Thursday at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis and will finish on Sunday, August 12. The winner of the 100th Championship will bring home more than the massive, 27-pound Wanamaker Trophy: He'll earn nearly $2 million. The runner up will also pocket seven figures: $1.13 million.

A total of $11 million is up for grabs. Here's how the top eight finishers will fare:

First place: $1.98 million
Second place: $1.19 million
Third place: $748,000
Fourth place: $528,000
Fifth place: $450,500
Sixth place: $380,000
Seventh place: $343,650
Eighth place: $319,600

The 2018 PGA Championship is at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri.
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The top 70 players, including ties, who made the cut from the 156-man field, bring home five-figure paychecks for their four rounds of play. Here's a look at how much those in 65th-through-70th place will earn:

65th place: $20,600
66th place: $20,400
67th place: $20,200
68th place: $20,000
69th place: $19,800
70th place: $19,600

Those who didn't make the cut, which took place after 36 holes, earn the least, but are still paid something, the tournament website notes: $3,100.

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