Open Championship prize money: How much does the winner receive and what is the total pot?

EYES ON THE PRIZE

It’s not just the Claret Jug that the golfers will be playing for as the 147th Open Championship gets going at Carnoustie

The Claret Jug is the main prize at The Open, golf’s oldest major.

But when the winner of the 147th championship is crowned on Sunday evening, he will not only get to take home the famous trophy but pick up a huge cheque in the process.

Jordan Spieth defends his title this week, where he won £1.4m at Birkdale

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Jordan Spieth defends his title this week, where he won £1.4m at Birkdale

How much does The Open 2018 winner receive?

The winner of this year’s tournament will win a tidy £1.42million.

That’s not bad for four days work, is it?

Every pro player who enters will go home from Carnoustie with some form of payment.

This ranges from £3,700 for players who finish last and miss the cut, to £140,000 for just missing out on the top ten.

Carnoustie is gearing up for its first Open Championship since 2007

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Carnoustie is gearing up for its first Open Championship since 2007

The top 70 players, or those still in following the cut on Friday, receive drastically inflated sums to those leaving after two rounds.

Here’s what finishing in the Top 10 will net you on the Scottish coast this week:

  • 1st place – £1,426,000
  • 2nd place – £824,000
  • 3rd place – £528,000
  • 4th place – £411,000
  • 5th place – £330, 500
  • 6th place – £287,000
  • 7th place – £246,000
  • 8th place – £207,500
  • 9th place – £182,000
  • 10th place £165,000

What is the total pot?

Altogether, the prize money adds up to a whopping £7.9m.

This is just slightly less than earlier this year at the US Masters, where Patrick Reed walked away with £1.5m of an £8.3m purse.

But it is the biggest pot ever at an Open Championship.

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