British Open 2022 prize money: Payment for Cameron Smith, each golfer in a $14 million championship pool


Golf’s last major of the season ended Sunday with Cameron Smith writing his name in the history books at St. Andrews. While the eyes of the course were fixed on the idea of ​​joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros as former golf champions of the year on the Old Course, there was more than history at stake. at the 150th Open Championship.

The 2022 Open marked a important milestone in the history of the championship, but it will also make room for its biggest purse and winner’s share. $14 million will be doled out on the course with Smith, the 2022 Champion Golfer of the Year, earning $2.5 million with the Claret Jug for his stellar play.

Smith (-20) not only won the Open, but did so by tying a major championship record for the tied-lowest score. His back-nine 30 on Sunday was also the lowest score in the second half of a final round in major history. At one point, Smith had five consecutive holes on the back nine, battling Rory McIlroy and holding him down on the final hole.

“There have been significant changes in prize money over the past year,” said R&A Managing Director Martin Slumbers. “So we increased the prize pool by 22%, which means the prize pool has increased by more than 60% since 2016.”

Despite the increase in the purse, the Open is the fifth highest payday of the season, as it is behind the other three majors (PGA Championship, Masters and US Open) as well as the Players Championship. The $14 million purse will be paid out to the top 70 professionals (plus ties) who make the cut. Fans traveling to the weekend may not accept cash prizes.

Let’s see how the 150th Open payouts will be split among those who competed this weekend at St. Andrews.

2022 Open Championship Scholarship, Prize Money

Total purse: $14 million

1st (Winner): $2,500,000 — Cameron Smith
2nd: $1,455,000 — Cameron Young
3rd: $933,000 — Rory McIlroy
4th: $725,000 — Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland ($654,000 each)
5th: $583,000
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)
9th: $321,000
10th: $290,000
11th: $264,000 — Sadom Kaewanijana, Abraham Ancer, Tyrrell Hatton, Dean Burmester ($231,000 each)
12th: $234,000
13: $220,000
14th: $206,000
15th: $191,500 — Lucas Herbert, Xander Schauffele, Anthony Quayle, Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Si Woo Kim ($165,583 each)
16: $176,000
17: $167,500
18: $159,750
19: $153,000
20: $145,750
21st: $139,000 — Billy Horschel, Min Woo Lee, Trey Mullinax, Shane Lowry, Kevin Kisner, Matt Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler ($120,286 each)
22: $132,000
23: $125,000
24: $118,000
25: $114,000
26: $109,000
27: $105,000
28: $101,500 — Tony Finau, Corey Conners, Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris, Dylan Frittelli, Thomas Pieters ($90,917 each)
29: $97,000
30: $92,000
31: $89,000
32nd: $84,500
33rd: $81,500
34th: $79,250 – Thomas Detry, Robert MacIntyre, Talor Gooch, Lee Westwood, Sahith Theegala, Jon Rahm, Victor Perez, Aaron Wise ($68,906 each)
35th: $76,500
36th: $73,500
37: $70,000
38th: $66,500
39th: $64,000
40th: $62,000
41st: $59,500
42nd: $56,500 — Sam Burns, Jason Kokrak, Thriston Lawrence, Adrian Meronk Chris Kirk ($51,000 each)
43rd: $54,000
44th: $51,000
45th: $48,000
46th: $45,500
47th: $43,700 — Patrick Reed, Garrick Higgo, Jordan Smith, Yuto Katsuragawa, Joo-Hyung Kim, Filippo Celli ($40,100 each)
48th: $42,000
49th: $40,000
50th: $39,100
51st: $38,200
52nd: $37,600
53rd: $37,000 — Joaquin Niemann, Danny Willett, Robert Dinwiddie, Lars Van Meijel, Justin Thomas, Paul Casey, Jason Scrivener, Brad Kennedy, Nicolai Hojgaard ($35,256 each)
54th: $36,500
55th: $35,900
56th: $35,400
57th: $35,000
58th: $34,750
59th: $34,500
60th: $34,250
61st: $34,000
62nd: $33,900 — Cameron Tringagle, Sebastian Munoz, John Parry, David Carey, Ian Poulter, Russell Henley ($33,442 each)
63rd: $33,750
64th: $33,600
65th: $33,400
66th: $33,100
67th: $32,900
68th: $32,600 – Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama, Christian Bezuidenhout, Richard Mansell ($32,318 each)
69th: $32,400
70th: $32,200
71st: $32,075
72nd: $31,950 – David Law, Kurt Kitayama ($31,888 each)
73rd: $31,825
74th: $31,700 — Marcus Armitage, Justin De Los Santos ($31,638 each)
75th: $31,575
76th: $31,450 — Wyndham Clark, Adri Arnaus, Aaron Jarvis (a) ($31,325 each)
77th: $31,325
78th: $31,200
79th: $31,075 — Barclay Brown (a), Laurie Canter ($31,013 each)
80th: $30,950
81st: $30,950 — Sam Bairstow (a), Sungjae Im ($30,950 each)
82nd: $30,950
83rd: $30,950 – Jamie Rutherford

Prize money decreased from $125 per qualifying spot above 70 to a low of $30,950.

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