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How much will the winner of the 2021 British Open take home

We take a look at the purse and winners share for 2021 British Open.

Spectators by the scoreboard on the course during day three of The Open at The Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent. Photo by Richard Sellers/PA Images via Getty Images

UPDATE: Collin Morikawa won the British Open to claim the $2,070,000 in prize money. Jordan Spieth finished second, two shots behind, to claim $1,198,000.

The winner of the 2021 British Open will get up to $2,070,000 cut of a $11.5 million total purse from the original major after the total pool was raised by $750,000 from the 2019 event (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19). The Open Championship is tied with the Masters as the lowest paying championship among the four majors. Second place will take home up to $1,198,000.

The R&A announced that If more than 70 professional golfers qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money would be added and prize money would be decreased by $125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of $13,500. 77 golfers made the cut, with 75 of them being professionals and two amateurs.

This year, The Masters purse was $11.5 million, the PGA Championship was at $12 million, and the U.S. Open was $12.5 million. The Players Championship has continued hiking its purses in recent years to solidify its status as a quasi-fifth major and paid out a whopping $15 million in 2021.

This year’s British Open is headed into the final round on Sunday with Louis Oosthuizen sitting at -12 through 54 holes. Collin Morikawa trails him by one shot, Jordan Spieth trails by three, and Corey Conners and Scottie Scheffler trail by four to round out the top five.

Here’s the current list of payouts for the top 70 at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club.

1. $2,070,000
2. $1,198,000
3. $768,000
4. $597,000
5. $480,000
6. $416,000
7. $357,000
8. $301,500
9. $264,000
10. $238,500
11. $217,000
12. $192,500
13. $180,750
14. $170,000
15. $157,750
16. $145,000
17. $138,000
18. $131,500
19. $126,000
20. $120,000
21. $114,500
22. $108,500
23. $103,000
24. $97,000
25. $94,000
26. $90,000
27. $86,500
28. $83,500
29. $80,000
30. $76,000
31. $73,250
32. $69,500
33. $67,250
34. $65,250
35. $63,000
36. $60,500
37. $57,500
38. $54,750
39. $52,750
40. $51,000
41. $49,000
42. $46,500
43. $44,500
44. $42,000
45. $39,500
46. $37,500
47. $36,000
48. $34,500
49. $33,000
50. $32,250
51. $31,500
52. $31,000
53. $30,500
54. $30,000
55. $29,500
56. $29,100
57. $28,800
58. $28,600
59. $28,400
60. $28,200
61. $28,000
62. $27,900
63. $27,800
64. $27,700
65. $27,500
66. $27,300
67. $27,100
68. $26,900
69. $26,700
70. $26,500