open prize money increases

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The Open prize fund will reach £5 million pounds for the first time in next month's event at Sandwich.

The sum is an increase of £200,000 on last year's 150th anniversary championship at St Andrews. The 2011 champion will pick up a cheque for £900,000 , a rise of £50,000.

"Each year the R&A strives to ensure the Open provides the very best in all areas of the event," chief executive Peter Dawson said in a news release. "From spectator and media facilities to player experience and performance reward, every aspect of the Open is under regular review to ensure it remains at the forefront of championship golf."  

2011 OPEN PRIZE MONEY

1 £900,000
2 £520,000
3 £335,000
4 £260,000
5 £210,000
6 £180,000
7 £155,000
8 £130,000
9 £115,000
10 £104,000