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Payout by player, finishing position


Taking stock of the British Open payout to see how much prize money The Open Championship winner and every player takes home from the purse. 

There’s nothing quite like the British Open being played at St. Andrews and the Old Course has certainly delivered for the 150th Open Championship this week. It’s been a low-scoring ride overall but the golf has been challenging, the leaderboard has been stellar, and there have been numerous unforgettable moments throughout all of the action.

That all led us to Sunday with a phenomenal final pairing of Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland tied for the lead and four shots clear of the chase pack. They were both in line to take the winner’s share of the British Open payout, which is a record-breaking amount of money this year.

With The Open Championship purse set at $14 million for the first time ever, this was a huge amount of money that these guys are playing for this week. And that’s just a bonus on top of the legacy-building stuff of winning the 150th Open at St. Andrews.

But how much money will the winner receive and, for that matter, what does the British Open payout look like for every player in the field? Let’s see how the prize money breaks down at the Old Course.

British Open prize money: Winner’s payout

The money distribution chart for this tournament states that 18 percent of the purse goes to the winner at The Open Championship. That means that the British Open winner will get a whopping $2.5 million this week, which is surely going to look good in the bank account of whoever wins at St. Andrews.

But what about the rest of the Top 70 and ties who made the cut at The Open? What does that prize money look like? There’s still $11.5 million to hand out, so let’s see how that breaks down by finishing position.

British Open payout by finishing position

  1. $2.5 million
  2. $1.455 million
  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. $191,500
  16. $176,000
  17. $167,500
  18. $159,750
  19. $153,000
  20. $145,750
  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
  36. $73,500
  37. $70,000
  38. $66,500
  39. $64,000
  40. $62,000
  41. $59,500
  42. $56,500
  43. $54,000
  44. $51,000
  45. $48,000
  46. $45,500
  47. $43,700
  48. $42,000
  49. $40,000
  50. $39,100
  51. $38,200
  52. $37,600
  53. $37,000
  54. $36,500
  55. $35,900
  56. $35,400
  57. $35,000
  58. $34,750
  59. $34,500
  60. $34,250
  61. $34,000
  62. $33,900
  63. $33,750
  64. $33,600
  65. $33,400
  66. $33,100
  67. $32,900
  68. $32,600
  69. $32,400
  70. $32,200

As more than 70 players made the cut, more prize money is added with the minimum set at $30,950 and decreasing by $125 per spot below 70th place.

This has been a tournament for the ages at St. Andrews, though, and they have earned their money with a proper test of golf (even if the wind wasn’t blowing this week all that hard). Whoever emerges as the Champion Golfer of the Year will have earned their payday in a big, big way.

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