Open Champion set for $2m pay day

The winner of The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will take pleasure in a bumper pay day on July 18 after the R&A introduced that the Champion Golfer of the Yr will pocket greater than $2 million for the primary time within the championship’s historical past.

The winner will obtain $2.07m (£1.5m) from a complete prize fund of $11.5m (£8.3m). That represents a rise of $750,000 on the prize fund that was on provide at Royal Portrush in 2019, the place the champion, Shane Lowry, received $1.935m (£1.4m).

Prize cash is paid out to the whole discipline at The Open, excluding amateurs, no matter whether or not they make the lower or not. The highest 10 gamers and ties to overlook the lower will earn $8,000; the following 20 gamers will likely be paid $6,500, whereas the rest will take residence $3,500. A complete of 70 gamers and ties will make it by means of to the weekend, with the participant who finishes final of those that make the lower incomes a minimal of $13,500.

Phil Mickelson, the winner of this yr’s PGA Championship, collected $2.16m (£1.56m) for his triumph at Kiawah Island, whereas Hideki Matsuyama received $2.07m (£1.5m) following his victory on the Masters in April, whereas the US Open at the moment provides the most important pay day of the 4 majors, with final month’s champion, Jon Rahm, profitable $2.25m (£1.63m).

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