Open prize-money boosted to

Winner gets just short of

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Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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Prize money for The 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield, which starts of July 18 has been increased by £250,000 (to £5.25million) with the winner claiming £945,000 - up by £45,000 on that collected by Ernie Els at Royal Lytham last year.

The R&A, the organisers of the event, have announced that professionals finishing in the top ten will all receive more than £110,000, with the runner-up bagging £545,000. Make the cut and 70th place receives £12,100.

If more than 70 professional golfers qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added. Prize money will decrease by £100 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of £9,000.

The leading 10 professional golfers and ties who miss the cut receive £3,700; the next 20 professionals and ties get £3,000 with the remainder claiming £2,500.

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