British Open money 2022: Total purse, payout breakdown, winner’s share

This year's Open winner will receive a massive paycheck.

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The winner of golf’s oldest major at golf’s oldest course will take home a record-breaking paycheck never seen before in Open Championship history.

The winner of the 2022 Open Championship on Sunday will take home $2.5 million out of a $14 million purse — both tournament records. The $14 million purse is a 60 percent increase from 2016 and a 22 percent increase from last year, when the purse was $11.5 million. Collin Morikawa, the winner in 2021, received $2.07 million.

The 2022 Masters and 2022 PGA Championship both offered $15 million purses and paid out $2.7 million to the winners. The U.S. Open had the largest purse among the four majors, paying out $17.5 million and $3.15 million to the winner.

The runner-up at this year’s Open will also clear over a million, with a paycheck of $1.455 million.

Below is the payout breakdown and winner’s share. As for those who didn’t make the cut, the top 10 pros and ties received $10,500, the next 20 $8,500, and the remainder of pros $7,000.

British Open money 2022: Total purse, payout breakdown, winner’s share

1st: $2.5 million
2nd: $1.455 million
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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