Investec South African Open Championship Prize Money Payout 2023

Thriston Lawrence defends his title in Johannesburg as the new DP World Tour season continues

Thriston Lawrence with the Investec South African Open Championship trophy
Thriston Lawrence is the defending champion
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The DP World Tour continues with two events this week. The Investec South African Open Championship takes place over the same weekend as another prestigious national championship, the ISPS Handa Australian Open.

Like the Australian tournament, the Investec South African Open has a proud history, having been established in 1903, with some of the game’s greats having lifted the trophy.

Gary Player won the tournament a barely believable 13 times, while another South African, Ernie Els, claimed victory on five occasions. Other famous winners of the trophy include Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Henrik Stenson and Louis Oosthuizen.

However, despite that history, many of the world’s best players are in the Bahamas this week for Tiger Woods’ comeback at the Hero World Challenge.

While that tournament offers a $4.5m, there is a far smaller $1.5m on offer at Johannesburg’s Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate. That’s the same purse as last year, and the victor will claim $255,000 with $165,00 heading to the runner-up.

A projected 12.45 Official World Ranking points are also available to the winner, around two fewer than the winner will earn in Australia, and 18 short of the Hero World Challenge victor.

Below is the prize money payout for the Investec South African Open Championship.

Investec South African Open Championship Prize Money Payout

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PositionPrize Money
1st$255,000
2nd$165,000
3rd$94,500
4th$75,000
5th$63,600
6th$52,500
7th$45,000
8th$37,500
9th$33,600
10th$30,000
11th$27,600
12th$25,800
13th$24,150
14th$22,950
15th$22,050
16th$21,150
17th$20,250
18th$19,350
19th$18,600
20th$18,000
21st$17,400
22nd$16,950
23rd$16,500
24th$16.050
25th$15,600
26th$15,150
27th$14,700
28th$14,250
29th$13,800
30th$13,350
31st$12,800
32nd$12,450
33rd$12,000
34th$11,550
35th$11,000
36th$10,650
37th$10,350
38th$10,050
39th$9,750
40th$9,450
41st$9,150
42nd$9,000
43rd$8,850
44th$8,250
45th$7,950
46th$7,650
47th$7,350
48th$7,050
49th$6,750
50th$6,450
51st$6,150
52nd$5,850
53rd$5,500
54th$5,250
55th$5,150
56th$4,950
57th$4,800
58th$4,650
59th$4,500
60th$4,350
61st$4,200
62nd$4,050
63rd$3,900
64th$3,750
65th$3,600
66th$3,450
67th$3,300
68th$3,150
69th$3,000
70th$2,850

Who Are The Star Names In The Investec South African Open Championship?

Andrew "Beef" Johnston at the Dubai Desert Classic

Andrew "Beef" Johnston returns to action

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In 2022, Thriston Lawrence added his name to the long list of South Africans to win the trophy with a special homecoming win over Clement Sordet. 

Lawrence is aiming for his fifth DP World Tour win, but to get there he’ll face some stiff competition, including from compatriot Dean Burmester. The LIV Golf player won last week’s Joburg Open. Darren Fichardt, who finished runner-up at that tournament, and the player who finished third, Dan Bradbury, also play.

Another South African LIV golfer who will be hoping for a strong performance is 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel. He missed the cut at the Joburg Open and is looking for his first DP World Tour win since the 2016 Tshwane Open.

Other local players in the field include Ockie Strydom, who has two DP World Tour victories in the last 12 months, 2020 champion Christiaan Bezuidenhout and 2022 Steyn City Championship winner Shaun Norris. Daniel Van Tonder, who won in 2021, plays too.

Andrew "Beef" Johnson makes his long-awaited return to action for his first start since January's Dubai Desert Classic. Elsewhere, Freddy Schott, who finished top of the leaderboard at the final of DP World Tour Q-school earlier in the month, plays his first event since earning his DP World Tour card, along with Team Europe Ryder Cup vice-captain Edoardo Molinari.

Who Won the 2022 Investec South African Open Championship?

South African Thriston Lawrence won last year's tournament. He edged out Clement Sordet by one shot. Lawrence defends his title this year, hoping for his fifth win on the DP World Tour.

What Is The Prize Money For The Investec South African Open Championship?

The prize money for this year's South African Open in Johannesburg's Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate is $1.5m. Of that, the winner will take home $255,000 while the runner-up will claim $165,000. 

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