2019 British Open payout, purse: Prize money, winnings for each golfer from $11 million pool

Defeating a loaded field at Royal Portrush this weekend in Northern Ireland has netted one lucky golfer more than just exclusive bragging rights for this season's final major. It also brought him a handsome paycheck, along with similarly nice sums to those fortunate enough to have survived four rounds at the gnarly-but-brilliant course.

While the 2019 Open Championship purse is the smallest of the four majors, the eight-figure purse is nothing to scoff at. Even better, the total purse is up $250,000 from last year's Open, which means payouts across the board -- and notably so for the winner -- are up.

Irishman Shane Lowry maintained his large lead from Saturday and actually increased it to take home Champion Golfer of the Year honors by dominating the 148th Open Championship and beating Sunday playing partner Tommy Fleetwood. Lowry thrilled the local fans with his victory, and though he is not from Northern Ireland himself, he certainly made plenty of fans there for the remainder of his career.

Here's a look at the purse breakdown for this year's Open Championship. Because more than 70 golfers made the cut, the R&A says additional prize money will be added and payouts will decrease by $125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of $13,500.

2019 Open Championship prize money, purse, payouts

Total purse: $10.750 million

1st: $1.935 million -- Shane Lowry
2nd: $1.120 million -- Tommy Fleetwood
3rd: $718,000
4th: $558,000
5th: $449,000
6th: $389,000
7th: $334,000
8th: $282,000
9th: $247,000
10th: $223,000
11th: $203,000
12th: $180,000
13th: $169,000
14th: $159,000
15th: $147,500
16th: $135,500
17th: $129,000
18th: $123,000
19th: $117,750
20th: $112,000
21st: $107,000
22nd: $101,500
23rd: $96,250
24th: $91,000
25th: $88,000
26th: $84,000
27th: $81,000
28th: $78,000
29th: $74,750
30th: $71,250
31st: $68,500
32nd: $65,000
33rd: $63,000
34th: $61,000
35th: $59,000
36th: $56,500
37th: $53,750
38th: $51,250
39th: $49,250
40th: $47,750
41st: $45,750
42nd: $43,500
43rd: $41,500
44th: $39,500
45th: $37,000
46th: $35,000
47th: $33,500
48th: $32,250
49th: $31,000
50th: $30,250
51st: $29,500
52nd: $29,000
53rd: $28,500
54th: $28,100
55th: $27,600
56th: $27,200
57th: $26,800
58th: $26,700
59th: $26,600
60th: $26,400
61st: $26,200
62nd: $26,100
63rd: $26,000
64th: $25,900
65th: $25,700
66th: $25,600
67th: $25,400
68th: $25,200
69th: $25,000
70th: 24,750

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