THE Claret Jug is on offer as the world’s best head to Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship.
But golf nowadays if big business – and players can wrack up massive earnings if they put on a performance at the Majors.
Jordan Spieth defends his title at CarnoustieReuters
Open 2018 prize money
PRIZE money for The Open is spread amongst all the professionals – so even if you finish last you’re going home with a decent payday.
But those who make the cut are guaranteed a much bigger slice of the pie.
This year’s total fund amounts to £7.9million, with the winner taking home a cool £1.4m.
That’s slightly less than Patrick Reed raked in for winning The Masters, where the American went home with £1.5m.
Tommy Fleetwood is hoping to emulate his fantastic effort in the US OpenGetty Images – Getty
If more than 70 professionals qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added to the pot.
Here’s what the top-ten will be given if they’re in that position come Sunday night.
1st – £1,426,000
2nd – £824,000
3rd – £528,000
4th – £411,250
5th – £330,500
6th – £287,000
7th – £246,000
8th – £207,500
9th – £182,000
Woods, 42, has not won a Major since the 2008 US OpenPA:Press Association
Finishing between 10th and 70th is hardly a disaster.
The prize money for those outside the top-ten who do make the cut ranges from £149,000 down to £18,200.
Those who miss it could be looking at £3,700.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “The prize fund reflects The Open’s position as one of the world’s great sporting events and we look forward to seeing the best players in the sport competing for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie.”
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