The Open: Prize Money breakdown

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The R&A have announced the prize fund for the 147th Open at Carnoustie. Find out below how much each player will earn at the third major of the year.

The R&A have announced that the total prize fund for The Open will be $10,500,000, and the Champion Golfer of the Year will take home $1,890,000.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The prize fund reflects The Open’s position as one of the world’s great sporting events and we look forward to seeing the best players in the sport competing for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie.”

Prize money breakdown

Place

USD

 

Place

USD

1

 1,890,000 

 

36

 55,000 

2

 1,093,000 

 

37

 52,500 

3

 701,000 

 

38

 50,000 

4

 545,000 

 

39

 48,000 

5

 438,000 

 

40

 46,500 

6

 380,000 

 

41

 44,500 

7

 326,000 

 

42

 42,500 

8

 275,000 

 

43

 40,500 

9

 241,000 

 

44

 38,500 

10

 218,000 

 

45

 36,250 

11

 198,000 

 

46

 34,250 

12

 176,000 

 

47

 32,750 

13

 165,000 

 

48

 31,500 

14

 155,000 

 

49

 30,250 

15

 144,000 

 

50

 29,500 

16

 132,500 

 

51

 28,900 

17

 126,000 

 

52

 28,300 

18

 120,000 

 

53

 27,900 

19

 115,000 

 

54

 27,450 

20

 109,500 

 

55

 27,000 

21

 104,500 

 

56

 26,600 

22

 99,000 

 

57

 26,200 

23

 94,000 

 

58

 26,100 

24

 89,000 

 

59

 26,000 

25

 86,000 

 

60

 25,800 

26

 82,000 

 

61

 25,600 

27

 79,000 

 

62

 25,500 

28

 76,000 

 

63

 25,400 

29

 73,000 

 

64

 25,300 

30

 69,500 

 

65

 25,100 

31

 67,000 

 

66

 25,000 

32

 63,500 

 

67

 24,800 

33

 61,500 

 

68

 24,600 

34

 59,500 

 

69

 24,400 

35

 57,500 

 

70

 24,175 

Prize Money shall be allocated only to professional golfers.

If more than 70 professional golfers qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added. Prize money will decrease by $125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of $13,500.

Non-qualifiers after two rounds: Leading 10 professional golfers and ties $7,375; next 20 professional golfers and ties $5,900; remainder of professional golfers and ties $4,950.

How does it compare to other majors?

Awarded in dollars for the second year in a row, the prize fund is $500,000 smaller than The Masters, where winner Patrick Reed took home $1,980,000. It's also smaller than the US Open, where Champion Brooks Koepka claimed $2,160,000 of a $12 million dollar purse in June.