Record Prize Purse on Offer at Royal Portrush

St Andrews, Scotland: The R&A has announced that the total prize fund for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush will be US$10,750,000 (about £8.47 million).

The winner can look forward to banking a cheque for US$1,935,000 (about £1.52 million).

The total prize fund represents an increase of US$250,000 from 2018, while this year’s Champion Golfer will take away US$46,000 more than Francesco Molinari did following his win at Carnoustie last year.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “The Open is a global sporting event and our priority is to ensure that this is reflected in the prize fund. We have a long-term strategy to ensure The Open remains at the forefront of golf and maintains its unique allure in sporting terms.

“We are also committed to investing in our other major championships, especially the AIG Women’s British Open.”

If more than 70 professionals qualify for the final two rounds at Royal Portrush next month, additional prize money will be added.

Prize money will decrease by US$125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of US$13,500. Unlike regular Tour events, players who miss the 36-hole cut also earn prize money, with the leading 10 professionals and ties picking up US$7,500, the next 20 US$6,000, and the remainder US$5,000 each.

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