British Open winner to receive over $2m for the first time

Prize fund has gone up further since Shane Lowry’s 2019 victory at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the British Open in 2019. Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the British Open in 2019. Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho

 

The winner of the British Open will receive more than $2m (€1.68m) for the first time, tournament organisers have announced.

From a total prize fund of $11.5million (€9.7m), whoever lifts the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s on July 18th will also earn $2,070,000, an increase from the $1,935,000 won by Shane Lowry in 2019.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “We have increased the prize fund for The Open this year and believe that it fully reflects the Championship’s stature in world sport.

“As the only men’s major championship played outside of America, The Open has a global role to play and we are determined to continue to attract the top players.

“We are further enhancing the status of our professional championships at the same time as making good progress towards our investment of £200million over 10 years in growing golf around the world.”

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