British Open money: Total purse, payout breakdown, winner’s share for Royal Portrush

July 21, 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The total purse and payout breakdown for the 2019 Open Championship has been released, and the winner is going to go home with one giant paycheck.

The winner of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush receives $1.935 million, up from the $1.89 million Francesco Molinari earned for winning the 2018 Open championship at Carnoustie. The total purse of $10.75 million is up from $10.5 million last year, too.

The second-place finisher at Royal Portrush also easily clears seven figures, taking home a check of $1.12 million. Third place receives $718,000, fourth gets $558,000, and fifth takes home $449,000.

The Claret Jug at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
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The payout breakdown for every finisher is below. The Open Championship winner also receives an exemption in the event until he reaches age 60, a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, and five-year exemptions into the Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open. But it’s hard to beat that $1.935 million first-place check.

Open Championship money: Total purse, payout breakdown

1st: $1.935 million
2nd: $1.120 million
3rd: $718,000
4th: $558,000
5th: $449,000
6th: $389,000
7th: $334,000
8th: $282,000
9th: $247,000
10th: $223,000
11th: $203,000
12th: $180,000
13th: $169,000
14th: $159,000
15th: $147,500
16th: $135,500
17th: $129,000
18th: $123,000
19th: $117,750
20th: $112,000
21st: $107,000
22nd: $101,500
23rd: $96,250
24th: $91,000
25th: $88,000
26th: $84,000
27th: $81,000
28th: $78,000
29th: $74,750
30th: $71,250
31st: $68,500
32nd: $65,000
33rd: $63,000
34th: $61,000
35th: $59,000
36th: $56,500
37th: $53,750
38th: $51,250
39th: $49,250
40th: $47,750
41st: $45,750
42nd: $43,500
43rd: $41,500
44th: $39,500
45th: $37,000
46th: $35,000
47th: $33,500
48th: $32,250
49th: $31,000
50th: $30,250
51st: $29,500
52nd: $29,000
53rd: $28,500
54th: $28,100
55th: $27,600
56th: $27,200
57th: $26,800
58th: $26,700
59th: $26,600
60th: $26,400
61st: $26,200
62nd: $26,100
63rd: $26,000
64th: $25,900
65th: $25,700
66th: $25,600
67th: $25,400
68th: $25,200
69th: $25,000
70th: $24,750

Note: For players finishing higher than 70th, payouts will decrease by $125 per qualifying place.

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