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Prize money for The Open: R&A announces record winner’s share in history

Here is what each player wins at The 2023 Open Championship at Hoylake

 

The R&A has announced the winner’s prize for the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club this month.

The winner of 2023 Open Championship and the new owner of the Claret Jug will receive $3 million – the highest amount in the history of the Open Championship.

The total purse for the showpiece event at Hoylake is $16.5 million which has increased the prize fund by 18% from the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2022.

“Our aim is to ensure The Open remains at the pinnacle of world golf and we have almost doubled the prize fund since 2016,” R&A CEO Martin Slumbers said.

“While we are seeing substantial increases in prize money across the men’s professional game, we are fulfilling our wider obligation to the sport by elevating the AIG Women’s Open, strengthening pathways in the elite amateur game and encouraging more people around the world to play golf. We believe that getting this balance right is vital to the long-term future of the sport.”

If more than 70 professionals make the weekend on Merseyside, The Open’s 13th visit to Royal Liverpool, more prize money will be added.

The runner-up will receive $1,708,000, while the last player to make the cut is guaranteed to earn $36,550, depending on how many players make it through to the weekend. Non-qualifiers’ earnings are determined by where they finish, but every professional is guaranteed to walk away with at least $8,500.

The likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have hoisted golf’s most famous trophy at Hoylake in previous years and over the years, prize money has increased at The Open – as it has for golf at all levels around the world.

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The Open prize money:

2022
Purse: $14,000,000
Winner: $2,500,000 (Cameron Smith)

2021
Purse: $11,500,000
Winner: $2,070,000 (Collin Morikawa)

2019
Purse: $10,750,000
Winner: $1,935,000 (Shane Lowry)

2018
Purse: $10,500,000
Winner: $1,890,000 (Francesco Molinari)

2017
Purse: $10,250,000
Winner: $1,845,000 (Jordan Spieth)

The Open prize payout

Winner: $3,000,000

2: $1,708,000

3: $1,095,000

4: $851,000

5: $684,500

6: $593,000

7: $509,500

8: $429,700

9: $377,000

10: $340,500

11: $310,000

12: $274,700

13: $258,300

14: $241,800

15: $224,800

16: $206,600

17: $196,600

18: $187,500

19: $179,600

20: $171,100

21: $163,100

22: $155,000

23: $146,700

24: $138,500

25: $133,800

26: $128,000

27: $123,300

28: $119,100

29: $113,900

30: $108,000

31: $104,500

32: $99,200

33: $95,700

34: $93,000

35: $89,800

36: $86,200

37: $82,200

38: $78,000

39: $75,200

40: $72,800

41: $69,800

42: $66,400

43: $63,400

44: $59,800

45: $56,400

46: $53,400

47: $51,300

48: $49,300

49: $47,000

50: $45,900

51: $44,900

52: $44,100

53: $43,400

54: $42,800

55: $42,100

56: $41,500

57: $41,100

58: $40,800

59: $40,500

60: $40,200

61: $40,000

62: $39,800

63: $39,600

64: $39,400

65: $39,200

66: $38,900

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