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Prize fund announced for The 149th Open
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Champion to receive over $2 million
Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug after winning The 148th Open

The winner of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s will receive more than USD2 million in prize money for the first time in the Championship’s history.

The Champion Golfer of the Year will receive USD2,070,000 at the Championship, which takes place from 11-18 July at the famous Kent links.

The R&A announced that the total prize fund will be USD11,500,000.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We have increased the prize fund for The Open this year and believe that it fully reflects the Championship’s stature in world sport. As the only men’s major championship played outside of America, The Open has a global role to play and we are determined to continue to attract the top players.

“We are further enhancing the status of our professional championships at the same time as making good progress towards our investment of £200 million over 10 years in growing golf around the world.”

Prize money

Place USD Place USD
1 $2,070,000 36 $60,500
2 $1,198,000 37 $57,500
3 $768,000 38 $54,750
4 $597,000 39 $52,750
5 $480,000 40 $51,000
6 $416,000 41 $49,000
7 $357,000 42 $46,500
8 $301,500 43 $44,500
9 $264,000 44 $42,000
10 $238,500 45 $39,500
11 $217,000 46 $37,500
12 $192,500 47 $36,000
13 $180,750 48 $34,500
14 $170,000 49 $33,000
15 $157,750 50 $32,250
16 $145,000 51 $31,500
17 $138,000 52 $31,000
18 $131,500 53 $30,500
19 $126,000 54 $30,000
20 $120,000 55 $29,500
21 $114,500 56 $29,100
22 $108,500 57 $28,800
23 $103,000 58 $28,600
24 $97,000 59 $28,400
25 $94,000 60 $28,200
26 $90,000 61 $28,000
27 $86,500 62 $27,900
28 $83,500 63 $27,800
29 $80,000 64 $27,700
30 $76,000 65 $27,500
31 $73,250 66 $27,300
32 $69,500 67 $27,100
33 $67,250 68 $26,900
34 $65,250 69 $26,700
35 $63,000 70 $26,500

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 USD125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of USD13,500.

Non-qualifiers after two rounds:

Leading 10 professional golfers and ties USD8,000; next 20 professional golfers and ties USD6,500; remainder of professional golfers and ties USD5,350.

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