Open Championship Prize Money 2019

The purse has increased $250,000 on last year

Open Championship prize money

The total purse has increased $250,000 on last year

Open Championship Prize Money 2019

Here we take a look at the prize money on offer at the Open Championship.

This year's tournament will offer a purse of $10.75m, up $250,000 on last year.

The winner's cheque has also had an increase on last year.

Francesco Molinari won $1.89m at Carnoustie and this year's champion will pocket just a bit more than that with the winner at Portrush taking home $1,935,000.

The winner's prize has steadily risen to just short of $2million over the past 5 years.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Open is a global sporting event and our priority is to ensure that this is reflected in the prize fund.

We have a long-term strategy to ensure The Open remains at the forefront of golf and maintains its unique allure in sporting terms.  We are also committed to investing in our other major championships, especially the AIG Women’s British Open.”

Open Championship Prize Money 2019

PlaceUSDPlaceUSD
1$1,935,00036$56,500
2$1,120,00037$53,750
3$718,00038$51,250
4$558,00039$49,250
5$449,00040$47,750
6$389,00041$45,750
7$334,00042$43,500
8$282,00043$41,500
9$247,00044$39,500
10$223,00045$37,000
11$203,00046$35,000
12$180,00047$33,500
13$169,00048$32,250
14$159,00049$31,000
15$147,50050$30,250
16$135,50051$29,500
17$129,00052$29,000
18$123,00053$28,500
19$117,75054$28,100
20$112,00055$27,600
21$107,00056$27,200
22$101,50057$26,800
23$96,25058$26,700
24$91,00059$26,600
25$88,00060$26,400
26$84,00061$26,200
27$81,00062$26,100
28$78,00063$26,000
29$74,75064$25,900
30$71,25065$25,700
31$68,50066$25,600
32$65,00067$25,400
33$63,00068$25,200
34$61,00069$25,000
35$59,00070$24,750

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Prize Money shall be allocated only to professional golfers.

If more than 70 professional golfers qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added. Prize money will decrease by $125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of $13,500.

Non-qualifiers after two rounds: Leading 10 professional golfers and ties $7,500; next 20 professional golfers and ties $6,000; remainder of professional golfers and ties $5,000.

This only applies to the professionals, so any amateurs in the field are purely playing for pride, exposure and enjoyment - and of course the famous Silver Medal.

The Open takes place at Royal Portrush this year for the first time since 1951 when Max Faulkner won his only Major Championship.

There is bound to be plenty of drama on show as the Open finally returns to the Emerald Isle.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x