Major tournament, major bucks.
Players entering the 2021 British Open can expect a pretty nice payday. With the amount of prize money being upped a million U.S. dollars since the last time the British Open was played, players can take home a nice check (or cheque) once the tourney wraps.
The Open Championship matches up to the 2021 Masters when it comes to total prize money, but still lags behind the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open just a bit.
Still, there’s more than enough green to go around. Here’s what players will take home this weekend:
British Open purse 2021
The 2021 British Open purse is the largest in the tournament’s history. At $11.5 million expected in prize money, that number is up from the $10.5 million paid out in 2019.
How much money does the winner get?
The winner will take home $2.07 million, marking the first time The Open will give a prize larger than $2 million. The 2019 winner, Shane Lowry, made $1.935 million.
British Open prize money
The payout for the top 70 players to make the cut for the Open Championship are as follows:
What are the payouts for golf’s other majors?
U.S. Open payouts
(Payouts reflect the 2020 U.S. Open; “—” denotes same winnings as previous entry)
2021 PGA Championship
British Open 2019
SN’s Jacob Camenker contributed to this piece.
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