GROWTH OF PURSES

Year Number of Events Total Purse
2017-18 48 $363,000,000
2016-17 47 340,000,000
2015-16 47** 327,000,000
2014-15 47 314,000,000
2013-14 45 298,000,000
2013 40 260,000,000
2012 45 278,500,000
2011 46 279,750,000
2010 46 275,100,000
2009 45 270,700,000
2008 48 278,650,000
2007 47 270,300,000
2006 48 256,850,000
2005 48 249,650,000
2004 48 239,590,000
2003 48 224,200,000
2002 49 198,950,000
2001 49* 175,900,000
2000 49 163,580,000
1999 47 134,950,000
1998 45 96,400,000
1997 45 80,550,000
1996 45 65,950,000
1995 44 62,901,000
1994 43 56,416,080
1993 43 53,203,611
1992 44 49,386,906
1991 44 47,116,000
1990 44 46,251,831
1989 44 41,288,787
1988 47 36,959,307
1987 46 32,106,093
1986 46 25,442,242
1985 47 25,290,526
1984 46 21,251,382
1983 45 17,588,242
1982 46 15,089,576
1981 45 14,175,393
1980 45 13,371,786
1979 46 12,801,200
1978 48 10,337,332
1977 48 9,688,977
1976 49 9,157,522
1975 51 7,895,450
1974 57 8,165,941
1973 75 8,657,225
1972 71 7,596,749
1971 63 7,116,000
1970 55 6,751,523
1969 47 5,465,875
1968 45 5,077,600
1967 37 3,979,162
1966 36 3,704,445
1965 36 2,848,515
1964 41 2,301,063
1963 43 2,044,900
1962 49 1,790,320
1961 45 1,461,830
1960 41 1,335,242
1959 43 1,225,205
1958 39 1,005,800
1957 32 820,360
1956 36 847,070
1955 36 782,010
1954 26 600,819
1953 32 562,704
1952 32 498,016
1951 30 460,200
1950 33 459,950
1949 25 338,200
1948 34 427,000
1947 31 352,500
1946 37 411,533
1945 36 435,380
1944 22 150,500
1943 3 17,000
1942 21 116,650
1941 30 169,200
1940 27 117,000
1939 28 121,000
1938 38 158,000
* Includes two events not played week of September 11.
**Includes The Greenbrier Classic ($6,900,000) which was canceled due to floods.