THE R&A ANNOUNCE INCREASE IN PRIZE MONEY FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Celebrating 150 years

For Immediate Publication

THE R&A ANNOUNCE INCREASE IN PRIZE MONEY FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

6 July 2010, St Andrews, Scotland: The R&A has announced the prize fund for this year’s Open Championship. The 2010 prize fund will be £4.8 million of which the Champion will receive £850,000. This represents a substantial increase in the total prize fund which had remained at £4.2 million for the last three Championships, with the Champion receiving £750,000 in each of those years.

"The Open Championship sits at the forefront of world golf and it is appropriate that our prize fund reflects that position in the game,” said The R&A’s Chief Executive, Peter Dawson.

"Over the last eighteen months we have had to take account of the Pound's weakened position against the US Dollar and the Euro, and we have increased our prize money accordingly."

The breakdown of Prize Money for the 150th Anniversary Open Championship is as follows:

Place

£

 

Place

£

 

Place

£

1

850,000

 

53

12,800

 

105

2,500

2

500,000

 

54

12,600

 

106

2,500

3

320,000

 

55

12,500

 

107

2,500

4

250,000

 

56

12,400

 

108

2,500

5

200,000

 

57

12,300

 

109

2,500

6

175,000

 

58

12,200

 

110

2,500

7

150,000

 

59

12,100

 

111

2,500

8

125,000

 

60

12,000

 

112

2,500

9

110,000

 

61

11,900

 

113

2,500

10

100,000

 

62

11,800

 

114

2,500

11

90,000

 

63

11,700

 

115

2,500

12

80,000

 

64

11,600

 

116

2,500

13

75,000

 

65

11,500

 

117

2,500

14

70,000

 

66

11,400

 

118

2,500

15

65,000

 

67

11,300

 

119

2,500

16

60,000

 

68

11,200

 

120

2,500

17

57,500

 

69

11,100

 

121

2,250

18

55,000

 

70

11,000

 

122

2,250

19

52,500

 

71

3,400

 

123

2,250

20

50,000

 

72

3,400

 

124

2,250

21

47,500

 

73

3,400

 

125

2,250

22

45,000

 

74

3,400

 

126

2,250

23

43,000

 

75

3,400

 

127

2,250

24

41,000

 

76

3,400

 

128

2,250

25

39,000

 

77

3,400

 

129

2,250

26

37,500

 

78

3,400

 

130

2,250

27

36,000

 

79

3,400

 

131

2,250

28

34,500

 

80

3,400

 

132

2,250

29

33,000

 

81

2,750

 

133

2,250

30

31,500

 

82

2,750

 

134

2,250

31

30,000

 

83

2,750

 

135

2,250

32

29,000

 

84

2,750

 

136

2,250

33

28,000

 

85

2,750

 

137

2,250

34

27,000

 

86

2,750

 

138

2,250

35

26,000

 

87

2,750

 

139

2,250

36

25,000

 

88

2,750

 

140

2,250

37

24,000

 

89

2,750

 

141

2,250

38

23,000

 

90

2,750

 

142

2,250

39

22,000

 

91

2,750

 

143

2,250

40

21,000

 

92

2,750

 

144

2,250

41

20,000

 

93

2,750

 

145

2,250

42

19,000

 

94

2,750

 

146

2,250

43

18,250

 

95

2,750

 

147

2,250

44

17,500

 

96

2,750

 

148

2,250

45

16,750

 

97

2,750

 

149

2,250

46

16,000

 

98

2,750

 

150

2,250

47

15,250

 

99

2,750

 

151

2,250

48

14,500

 

100

2,750

 

152

2,250

49

14,000

 

101

2,500

 

153

2,250

50

13,500

 

102

2,500

 

154

2,250

51

13,250

 

103

2,500

 

155

2,250

52

13,000

 

104

2,500

 

156

2,250

ENDS

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