R&A announces £200,000 increase to The Open prize fund
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 07/07/16 9:24pm
The Royal & Ancient has announced a £200,000 increase in prize money for The 145th Open at Royal Troon next week.
The total prize fund on offer at the Ayrshire links will be £6.5m with the winner taking home a cheque for £1,175,000.
Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, said: "The Open is one of the world's great sporting events and it is important that this is reflected in the prize fund.
"We want to continue to attract the world's best golfers to compete in the Championship each year and to enhance its global appeal."
Top 10 prize money for 145th Open at Royal Troon:
The golfer finishing 70th will receive £15,000. If more than 70 professionals qualify for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added. Prize money will decrease by £100 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of £9,000.
The leading 10 professionals and ties who fail to make the cut will receive £4,625. The next 20 pros and ties receive £3,700 with the remaining pros pocketing £3,100.
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