The 151st Open: Winner to get $3million as R&A announces record prize fund for Royal Liverpool | Golf News

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Last Updated: 12/07/23 10:21am

The Champion Golfer of the Year will receive the highest amount in The Open’s history

The Champion Golfer of the Year will receive the highest amount in The Open’s history

The winner of the 151st Open Championship will receive a record $3million (£2.3m) in prize money, the R&A has announced.

The R&A also announced that the total prize fund at Royal Liverpool has also increased by 18 per cent to $16.5m (£12.8m).

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, said, “Our aim is to ensure The Open remains at the pinnacle of world golf and we have almost doubled the prize fund since 2016.

“While we are seeing substantial increases in prize money across the men’s professional game, we are fulfilling our wider obligation to the sport by elevating the AIG Women’s Open, strengthening pathways in the elite amateur game and encouraging more people around the world to play golf.

“We believe that getting this balance right is vital to the long-term future of the sport.”

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