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A Breakdown Of The Prize Money On Offer At The Open

A Breakdown Of The Prize Money On Offer At The Open

With The Open now complete, it brings to end the 2022 major season, which saw Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Cameron Smith hold aloft golf's most coveted trophies.

With the topic of prize money at the forefront of golfing discussions, due to the LIV Golf controversy, we have broken down the prize money on offer at the Open and taken a look at what the Irish competitors will be taking home.

The Open Prize Money

Winner Cameron Smith has earned €2.5 million, still less than the $4 million on offer at LIV Golf, with second place Cameron Young bagging €1,455,000, and third placed Rory McIlroy receiving €933,000.

In terms of the rest of the Irish who made the cut, Shane Lowry was awarded €139,000 for a tied 21st finish, and Castleknock qualifier David Carey took home €33,900

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The prize money for the top-30 at the Open broke down as follows;

1st (Winner): €2,500,000 -- Cameron Smith

2nd: €1,455,000 -- Cameron Young

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3rd: €933,000 -- Rory McIlroy

4th: €725,000 -- Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland (€654,000 each)

5th: €583,000

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6th: €505,000 -- Brian Harman, Dustin Johnson (€469,500 each)

7th: €434,000

8th: €366,000 -- Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth (€325,666 each)

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9th: €321,000

10th: €290,000

11th: €264,000 -- Sadom Kaewanijana, Abraham Ancer, Tyrrell Hatton, Dean Burmester (€231,000 each)

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12th: €234,000

13th: €220,000

14th: €206,000

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15th: €191,500 -- Lucas Herbert, Xander Schauffele, Anthony Quayle, Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Si Woo Kim (€165,583 each)

16th: €176,000

17th: €167,500

18th: €159,750

19th: €153,000

20th: €145,750

21st: €139,000 -- Billy Horschel, Min Woo Lee, Trey Mullinax, Shane Lowry, Kevin Kisner, Matt Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler (€120,286 each)

22nd: €132,000

23rd: €125,000

24th: €118,000

25th: €114,000

26th: €109,000

27th: €105,000

28th: €101,500 -- Tony Finau, Corey Conners, Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris, Dylan Frittelli, Thomas Pieters (€90,917 each)

Major Prize Money

In comparison with the year's other majors, the Masters had a purse of $15 million, the PGA Championship $15 million, and the US Open a cool $17.5 million.

The total amount of prize money on offer at the Open was $14 million.

SEE ALSO: McIlroy Taken Down By Sensational Smith At The Open Championship

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