Take it to the PDGA, it's their suggested payout scheme, not TJ's. Once/if there's corporate sponsors, there will be more money for everybody to go around, and nobody will bitch about the current payout scheme. But, since it's just you guys playing for everybody else's money, some of the top eschelon of players bitch. IMO, that's just greedy. Ask Greenleaf if he thinks you should have his $15.
For arguements sake, let's say there was a measley $10,000 added cash from corporate sponsor X. Take approx. 13% of entries that you won ($118) and the same cut of the added cash, and you walk away with $1,418. You still gonna be pissed that they're paying half the field? Yes, that's a loaded question.