R&A announce total prize purse for 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews

The R&A have announced the total prize purse for the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews.

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Fri, 8 Jul 2022
R&A announce total prize purse for 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews

The winner of the forthcoming, landmark 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews will receive a whopping $2.5million, the R&A have announced.

The players will battle it out for the Claret Jug at the home of golf next week, where the total prize purse will be a record $14million at the iconic Old Course.

It sees the prize fund up by 22 per cent from the $12.5million last year. Collin Morikawa won last summer with a stunning performance at Royal St. Georges at the 149th Open Championship.

Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, said: “There have been significant changes in prize money over the last year.

“We have therefore increased the prize fund by 22 per cent, which means that the prize money has increased by more than 60 per cent since 2016.

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

The R&A have stayed silent so far in the development of golf’s apparent civil war between LIV Golf, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour.

Ian Poulter overturned his ban at the Scottish Open, along with three other LIV Golf rebels who have teed it up in the inaugural league funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Rory McIlroy has urged peace talks

Tiger Woods will be returning to play the landmark major, a tournament that he has won twice at the Old Course. He confirmed that he skipped the U.S. Open to prepare for it.

Scroll down to see the full prize purse.

Total prize purse for The Open

WIN - $2,500,000

2. - $1,445,000

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. $191,000

16. $176,000

17. $167,500

18. $159,750

19. $153,000

20. $147,750

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

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