2021 AIG Women’s Open purse: Record-breaking money info

Anna Nordqvist stands on the cusp of taking home the winner's check from a record-setting purse at the AIG Women's Open.

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After three rounds of play, we’ve reached the conclusion of the final major championship of the 2021 golf season: the AIG Women’s Open. Below, find everything you need to know about the tournament’s record-setting purse, including money payout and winner’s share.

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Well, they certainly don’t call it “Carnasty” for nothing. Through three rounds of play at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open, the famously toothy links-style course has lived up to the hype. After 54 holes, only 8 players are seven or more cumulative strokes under par. And of those eight players, only one lays claim to posting a score of seven under in one round.

Who is the Carnoustie Slayer? None other than Anna Nordqvist. The 34-year-old Swede enters the final round of play tied for the lead after a blistering, third-round 65. Nordqvist has her sights set on the third major championship of her career Sunday, hoping to add to her wins at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2009 and Evian Championship in 2017.

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Adjacent to Nordqvist atop the leaderboard is Nanna Koerstz Madsen, a 26-year-old Danish up-and-comer. She’s looking for only the second professional win of her career Sunday — hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sophia Popov, who captured her first professional victory at the Women’s Open in 2020.

Further back lurk a handful of big names, including Lizette Salas (-8), Magdelene Sagstrom, Lexi Thompson (both -7), Ariya Jutanugarn, Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson (all -6). Below, find everything you need to know about the record-breaking, $5.8 million purse set for this year’s Women’s Open; you can catch the action this afternoon on NBC.

Women’s Open payout information, winner’s share

1. $870,000

2. $572,750

3. $414,828

4. $320,356

5. $257,382

6. $210,146

7. $175,507

8. $153,467

9. $137,721

10. $125,124

11. $115,674

12. $107,802

13. $100,874

14. $94,578

15. $88,909

16. $83,871

17. $79,465

18. $75,685

19. $72,537

20. $70,015

21. $67,500

22. $64,978

23. $62,462

24. $59,940

25. $57,737

26. $55,534

27. $53,325

28. $51,122

29. $48,920

30. $47,030

31. $45,140

32. $43,250

33. $41,360

34. $39,470

35. $37,899

36. $36,322

37. $34,751

38. $33,174

39. $31,597

40. $30,339

41. $29,082

42. $27,824

43. $26,560

44. $25,302

45. $24,357

46. $23,412

47. $22,467

48. $21,522

49. $20,577

50. $19,632

51. $19,006

52. $18,374

53. $17,742

54. $17,116

55. $16,484

56. $15,852

57. $15,226

58. $14,594

59. $13,968

60. $13,336

61. $13,023

62. $12,704

63. $12,391

64. $12,078

65. $11,759

66. $11,446

67. $11,133

68. $10,814

69. $10,501

70. $10,189

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