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The eventual winner of the 2022 British Open will secure the Claret Jug at one of the most iconic venues in the entire world of golf — the Old Course at St. Andrews. But that famous piece of hardware won’t be the only thing they’ll be taking home on Sunday afternoon.

Along with the Claret Jug, the Open champion will also bank the largest payday in tournament history. So, what is the purse at the 2022 British Open, and how much money will the winner take home?

The 2022 British Open winner will take home $2.5 million

Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland look on.
Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland look on at the 3rd tee during the final round of The 150th Open at St. Andrews Old Course | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Purses on the PGA Tour have exploded over the past few years, and that’s exactly the case for the Open Championship this year. The R&A has set the purse for the British Open at a whopping $14 million, which is the largest in tournament history.

The winner will take home $2.5 million from that pot, the most lucrative prize we’ve ever seen at The Open. Surprisingly, that’s only the fifth-highest payout we’ll see on the PGA Tour this season.

Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland entered the final round at St. Andrews tied for the lead at 16 under par, but Cameron Smith, Cameron Young, Dustin Johnson, and more will be trying to chase them down all day. All of them in search of the Claret Jug and a cool $2.5 million payday.

Full British Open purse and payouts


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Purse: $14 million

Winner: $2,500,000
2nd: $1,455,000
3rd: $933,000
4th: $725,000
5th: $583,000
6th: $505,000
7th: $434,000
8th: $366,000
9th: $321,000
10th: $290,000
11th: $264,000
12th: $234,000
13th: $220,000
14th: $206,000
15th: $191,500
16th: $176,000
17th: $167,500
18th: $159,750
19th: $153,000
20th: $145,750
21st: $139,000
22nd: $132,000
23rd: $125,000
24th: $118,000
25th: $114,000
26th: $109,000
27th: $105,000
28th: $101,500
29th: $97,000
30th: $92,000
31st: $89,000
32nd: $84,500
33rd: $81,500
34th: $79,250
35th: $76,500
36th: $73,500
37th: $70,000
38th: $66,500
39th: $64,000
40th: $62,000
41st: $59,500
42nd: $56,500
43rd: $54,000
44th: $51,000
45th: $48,000
46th: $45,500
47th: $43,700
48th: $42,000
49th: $40,000
50th: $39,100
51st: $38,200
52nd: $37,600
53rd: $37,000
54th: $36,500
55th: $35,900
56th: $35,400
57th: $35,000
58th: $34,750
59th: $34,500
60th: $34,250
61st: $34,000
62nd: $33,900
63rd: $33,750
64th: $33,600
65th: $33,400
66th: $33,100
67th: $32,900
68th: $32,600
69th: $32,400
70th: $32,200

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