The total prize money for The 2014 Open Championship will be £5,400,000, an increase of £150,000 on 2013. The prize money for The Open Champion will increase by £30,000 to £975,000.
Even those professionals who do not qualify for the final two rounds will receive payment. Non-qualifiers after two rounds: leading 10 professional golfers and ties £3,800; next 20 professional golfers and ties £3,100; remaining professional golfers £2,600.
The Open Championship is golf’s oldest Major. Played since 1860 on links golf courses, it is the game’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.
Organised by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game worldwide.
The Open Championship www.theopen.com