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The Open prize money: How much will each player earn at St Andrews?

This year’s winner will walk off with not only the Claret Jug but a record amount of prize money

 

The Open prize money has been announced for the 150th edition of golf’s oldest major at St Andrews.

The total prize pot will be $14 million – a 22% increase on 2021.

“There have been significant changes in prize money over the last year,” Martin Slumbers, the R&A’s chief executive, said. “We have therefore increased the prize fund by 22% which means that the prize money has increased by more than 60% since 2016.

“We have made this substantial investment while balancing our wider commitments to developing golf at all levels around the world and to continuing to elevate the AIG Women’s Open.”

The Open prize money: 2022 breakdown

Purse: $14,000,000

1 $2,500,000
2 $1,455,000
3 $933,000
4 $725,000
5 $583,000
6 $505,000
7 $434,000
8 $366,000
9 $321,000
10 $290,000
11 $264,000
12 $234,000
13 $220,000
14 $206,000
15 $191,500
16 $176,000
17 $167,500
18 $159,750
19 $153,000
20 $145,750
21 $139,000
22 $132,000
23 $125,000
24 $118,000
25 $114,000
26 $109,000
27 $105,000
28 $101,500
29 $97,000
30 $92,000
31 $89,000
32 $84,500
33 $81,500
34 $79,250
35 $76,500
36 $73,500
37 $70,000
38 $66,500
39 $64,000
40 $62,000
41 $59,500
42 $56,500
43 $54,000
44 $51,000
45 $48,000
46 $45,500
47 $43,700
48 $42,000
49 $40,000
50 $39,100
51 $38,200
52 $37,600
53 $37,000
54 $36,500
55 $35,900
56 $35,400
57 $35,000
58 $34,750
59 $34,500
60 $34,250
61 $34,000
62 $33,900
63 $33,750
64 $33,600
65 $33,400
66 $33,100
67 $32,900
68 $32,600
69 $32,400
70 $32,200


Visit our dedicated Open website for more from golf’s oldest major


The Open prize money: Previous winner payouts

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)

2016
Purse: £6,500,00
Winner: £1,175,000 (Henrik Stenson)

2015
Purse: £6,300,000
Winner: £1,150,000 (Zach Johnson)

2014 
Purse: £5,400,000
Winner: £975,000 (Rory McIlroy)

2013 
Purse: £5,250,000
Winner: £945,000 (Phil Mickelson)

2012 
Purse: £5,000,000
Winner: £900,000 (Ernie Els)

2011
Purse: £5,000,000
Winner: £900,000 (Darren Clarke)

2010
Purse: £4,800,000
Winner: £850,000 (Louis Oosthuizen)

2009 
Purse: £4,200,000
Winner: £750,000 (Stewart Cink)

he R&A has announced details of how you can get tickets for the historic 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2023. Click here to find out more.

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Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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