How much will players earn at Royal Portrush?

It has announced that there will be an increase to the 2019 Open Championship prize money compared to the purse that was on offer at Carnoustie last year.

The total prize fund has been increased to $10.75 million meaning the winner’s share will be $1.935 million, which is around $36,000 more than what Francesco Molinari took home for lifting the Claret Jug last year.

The runner-up will receive around $1.1 million while players who make the top will take home over $200,000 demanding on ties.

From The Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, the R&A made the decision to payout in US dollars rather than British Pounds like in previous years.

2019 Open Championship prize money

On the matter R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “We are operating in an increasingly global marketplace and have made the decision to award the prize fund in US dollars in recognition of the fact that it is the most widely adopted currency for prize money in golf”.

The Open prize money is only awarded to professionals and should more than 70 professionals qualify for the final two rounds then further money will be added. The payouts will decrease by $125 per qualifying place above 70th to a minimum of $13,500.

Players who don’t make the cut will still receive a payout with the leading 10 professionals and ties receiving $7,500, the next 20 receiving $6,000 and remainder $5,000.

2019 Open Championship prize money

The full breakdown of the 2019 Open Championship prize money is as follows:

Total prize purse: $10.75 million

Winner’s share: $1.935 million
2nd: $1,120,000
3rd: $718,000
4th: $558,000
5th: $449,000
6th: $389,000
7th: $334,000
8th: $282,000
9th: $247,000
10th: $223,000
11th: $203,000
12th: $180,000
13th: $169,000
14th: $159,000
15th: $147,500
16th: $135,500
17th: $129,000
18th: $123,000
19th: $117,750
20th: $112,000
21st: $107,000
22nd: $101,500
23rd: $96,250
24th: $91,000
25th: $88,000
26th: $84,000
27th: $81,000
28th: $78,000
29th: $74,750
30th: $71,250
31st: $68,500
32nd: $65,000
33rd: $63,000
34th: $61,000
35th: $59,000

36th: $56,500
37th: $53,750
38th: $51,250
39th: $49,250
40th: $47,750
41st: $45,750
42nd: $43,500
43rd: $41,500
44th: $39,500
45th: $37,000
46th: $35,000
47th: $33,500
48th: $32,250
49th: $31,000
50th: $30,250
51st: $29,500
52nd: $29,000
53rd: $28,500
54th: $28,100
55th: $27,600
56th: $27,200
57th: $26,800
58th: $26,700
59th: $26,600
60th: $26,400
61st: $26,200
62nd: $26,100
63rd: $26,000
64th: $25,900
65th: $25,700
66th: $25,600
67th: $25,400
68th: $25,200
69th: $25,000
70th: $24,750

Previous Open prize money

2019 Open Championship prize money

In previous years The Open prize money and winner’s share have been as follows:

2009: £4.2 million/£750,000
2010: £4.8 million/£850,000
2011: £5 million/£900,000
2012: £5 million/£900,000
2013: £5.25 million/£945,000
2014: £5.4 million/£975,000
2015: £6.3 million/£1.15 million
2016: £6.5 million/£1.175 million
2017: $10.25 million/$1.845 million
2018: $10.5 million/$1.89 million

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