R&A announces $10.5m Open prize purse

The R&A has announced the prizemoney breakdown for the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie starting this Thursday.

The winner will take home US$1.89 million with the runner-up still claiming just over US$1 million for their efforts, which matches the 2017 PGA Championship allocations.

Both the total prizemoney and the winner’s share are up slightly from last year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale where Jordan Spieth secured US$1.845 million from the $10.25 million purse.

Brooks Koepka took home US$2.16 million at the recent US Open while Patrick Reed won US$1.98 million for his Masters win last April.

Top 10 Prizemoney

Winner: $1,890,000
2nd: $1,093,000
3rd: $701,000
4th: $545,000
5th: $438,000
6th: $380,000
7th: $326,000
8th: $275,000
9th: $241,000
10th: $218,000