Hero Open Purse, Prize Money And Field 2022

Grant Forrest returns to defend the title he won last year at Fairmont St Andrews

Grant Forrest poses with the trophy after his win in the 2021 Hero Open
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After the 150th Open at St Andrews earlier in the month, top-level golf returns to the town on the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews.

As its name suggests, the Torrance Course, which opened in 2000, was designed by Sam Torrance. There, players will be treated to wide fairways, stunning vistas out to sea and, in the case of the par 3 11th, a view of St Andrews in the distance.

Last year, Scot Grant Forrest claimed his maiden European Cup title following a one-shot victory over Englishman James Morrison.  Both players return this week as they pursue the first prize of €291,660 from the €1,750,000 purse. Another Scot, Richie Ramsay, claimed his first DP World Tour title in over seven years with his one-shot victory in last week’s Cazoo Classic. That win saw him leap 154 places in the Official Golf World Ranking to World No.175 and he’ll be hoping to make it two in a row this week.

Adrian Otaegui, who played in the first two LIV Golf Invitational Series tournaments, returns to the DP World tour after being sidelined following the arrival of bigger names to the Saudi-backed Series. There are others who competed in the first of those tournaments who are taking part this week, too. Oliver Fisher, JC Ritchie and Oliver Bekker all teed it up at London’s Centurion Club last month, and appear this week. Local star Laird Shepherd, who played in this year’s Masters and US Open thanks to his 2021 British Amateur Championship win, also appears.

As well as the prize money on offer, there are also other incentives in the form of 24 Official World Golf Ranking points for the winner and 460 Race to Dubai points.

Below is a full breakdown of the prize money and field for the 2022 Hero Open. 

Hero Open Prize Money 2022

PositionPrize Money
1st€291,660
2nd€194,440
3rd€109,550
4th€87,500
5th€74,200
6th€61,250
7th€52,500
8th€43,750
9th€39,200
10th€35,000
11th€32,200
12th€30,100
13th€28,175
14th€26,775
15th€25,725
16th€24,675
17th€23,625
18th€22,575
19th€21,700
20th€21,000
21st€20,300
22nd€19,775
23rd€19,250
24th€18,725
25th€18,200
26th€17,675
27th€17,150
28th€16,625
29th€16,100
30th€15,575
31st€15,050
32nd€14,525
33rd€14,000
34th€13,475
35th€13,125
36th€12,775
37th€12,425
38th€12,075
39th€11,725
40th€11,375
41st€11,025
42nd€10,675
43rd€10,325
44th€9,975
45th€9,625
46th€9,275
47th€8,925
48th€8,575
49th€8,225
50th€7,875
51st€7,525
52nd€7,175
53rd€6,825
54th€6,475
55th€6,125
56th€5,775
57th€5,425
58th€5,250
59th€5,075
60th€4,900
61st€4,725
62nd€4,550
63rd€4,375
64th€4,200
65th€4,025

Hero Open Field 2022

  • Angles, Pep
  • Bai, Zheng-Kai
  • Bairstow, Sam
  • Baldwin, Matthew
  • Bekker, Oliver
  • Bertasio, Nino
  • Bjerregaard, Lucas
  • Blaauw, Jacques
  • Bring, Christoffer
  • Brown, Steven
  • Caldwell, Jonathan
  • Campillo, Jorge
  • Chesters, Ashley
  • Chrystie, Russell
  • Cockerill, Aaron
  • Coupland, Dave
  • Crocker, Sean
  • Da Silva, Adilson
  • Dantorp, Jens
  • De Jager, Louis
  • De La Riva, Eduardo
  • Dixon, David
  • Drysdale, David
  • Dubuisson, Victor
  • Dunne, Paul
  • Easton, Bryce
  • Elvira, Nacho
  • Evans, Ben
  • Farr, Oliver
  • Felton, Jarryd
  • Ferguson, Ewen
  • Fichardt, Darren
  • Figueiredo, Pedro
  • Fisher, Oliver
  • Fisher, Ross
  • Ford, Matt
  • Forrest, Grant
  • Fox, Graham
  • Fox, Ryan
  • Gagli, Lorenzo
  • Gallacher, Stephen
  • Gandy, Tom
  • Geary, Josh
  • Gonnet, Jean-Baptiste
  • Gough, John
  • Green, Gavin
  • Guerrier, Julien
  • Gupta, Aman
  • Hanna, Chase
  • Hansen, Joachim B
  • Havret, Grégory
  • Hellgren, Björn
  • Helligkilde, Marcus
  • Hend, Scott
  • Hidalgo, Angel
  • Hillier, Daniel
  • Horsey, David
  • Howell, David
  • Howie, Craig
  • Huizing, Daan
  • Hundebøll, Oliver
  • Hutcheon, Greig
  • Islam, Habebul
  • Jacquelin, Raphaël
  • Jamieson, Scott
  • Janewattananond, Jazz
  • Johnston, Liam
  • Kanaya, Takumi
  • Karlsson, Anton
  • Kawamura, Masahiro
  • Kearney, Niall
  • Kennegard, Jesper
  • Keogh, Adam
  • Kjeldsen, Søren
  • Kofstad, Espen
  • Koivisto, Tyler
  • Kruyswijk, Jacques
  • Lacroix, Frederic
  • Langasque, Romain
  • Laporta, Francesco
  • Law, David
  • Lemke, Niklas
  • Leon, Hugo
  • Long, Hurly
  • Manley, Stuart
  • Mansell, Richard
  • McEvoy, Richard
  • McGowan, Ross
  • McLeod, Jake
  • Molinari, Edoardo
  • Morrison, James
  • Murray, Zach
  • Nemecz, Lukas
  • Nienaber, Wilco
  • Oriol, Pedro
  • Otaegui, Adrian
  • Paisley, Chris
  • Papadatos, Dimitrios
  • Pepperell, Eddie
  • Perrier, Damien
  • Pigem, Carlos
  • Plant, Alfie
  • Porteous, Garrick
  • Porteous, Haydn
  • Pulkkanen, Tapio
  • Quiros, Alvaro
  • Ramsay, Richie
  • Ritchie, JC
  • Rock, Robert
  • Roussel, Robin
  • Rozner, Antoine
  • Santos, Ricardo
  • Schneider, Marcel
  • Senior, Jack
  • Sharvin, Cormac
  • Shepherd, Laird
  • Shinkwin, Callum
  • Siem, Marcel
  • Singh Brar, Jack
  • Sjöholm, Joel
  • Slattery, Lee
  • Southgate, Matthew
  • Stalter, Joël
  • Sterne, Richard
  • Stone, Brandon
  • Storm, Graeme
  • Stow, Ben
  • Sturehed, Henric
  • Sullivan, Andy
  • Suri, Julian
  • Svensson, Jesper
  • Syme, Connor
  • Thomson, Jonathan
  • Thornton, Simon
  • Ulenaers, Kristof
  • Van Driel, Darius
  • Walters, Justin
  • Waring, Paul
  • Warren, Marc
  • Whitnell, Dale
  • Wilson, Andrew
  • Wilson, Oliver
  • Windred, Blake
  • Winther, Jeff
  • Wood, Chris
  • Wrisdale, Jordan
  • Young, Daniel
  • Zhang, Huilin

Who Won The 2021 Hero Open?

Last year, Scot Grant Forrest edged out Englishman James Morrison by one shot to claim his maiden European Tour title. In doing so, he became the first Scot to win on home soil on the circuit since Paul Lawrie in 2012.

How Much Is The Purse For The 2022 Hero Open?

Players are competing for a purse of €1,750,000 in the 2022 Hero Open. Of that, the winner will claim €291,660 with the runner-up making €194,440. It is an identical purse and prize money to last week's Cazoo Classic. 

Mike Hall
Mike Hall

Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.