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Masters 2012 Purse: Bubba Watson's Win Earns Him $1.44 Million

The difference between a first and second place finish at the 2012 Masters Tournament was just under $600,000. With the win Bubba Watson earns a green jacket and a check worth $1.44 million while runner up Louis Oosthuizen came away with $864,000. The total prize money for this years Master is $8 million.

Hunter Mahan ended up finishing in a five-way tie for 12th place after shooting a 2-over 74 on Sunday's final round will have earned $156,800.

Here is the unofficial top 10 earners for the 2012 Masters:

1st: Bubba Watson, $1,440,000
2nd, Louis Oosthuizen $864,000
T-3rd, Lee Westwood, $284,000
T-3rd, Matt Kuchar, $284,000
T-3rd, Peter Hanson, $284,000
T-3rd, Phil Mickelson, $284,000
7th, Ian Poulter, $268,0000
T-8, Adam Scott, $244,000
T-8, Padraig Harrington, $244,000
T-8, Justin Rose, $244,000

For a complete final Masters leaderboard head over to Golf.com.

For more up-the-second coverage of the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas Storystream. Also go visit SB Nation's golf blog,Waggle Room.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.