Masters 2024: Joint-record prize pot on offer at Augusta

Last year saw record prize money at Augusta, as the PGA Tour played catch-up with its rival LIV Golf

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during a practice round prior to the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Picture: Getty

During one of the most fractured periods in golf history, the stars of the sport have come together again to compete for its most coveted prize.

This weekend’s Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, will see players from the PGA tour and LIV Golf, its Saudi-backed rival, share a course for the first time this year, following months of separate events.

The fallout since LIV’s 2022 launch – and the ongoing uncertainty around the two tours’ ...