2019 British Open payout, purse: Prize money, winnings for each golfer from $11 million pool
Breaking down the entire prize pool and what's on the line at Royal Portrush on Sunday
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
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