Open prize-money boosted to

Winner gets just short of

Bob Warters's picture
Thu, 27 Jun 2013

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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