British Open windfall: Prize fund increased significantly in response to Saudi League

The winner of next week’s 150th Open Championship will receive a record prize of $2.5million (£2.09million), tournament organizers have announced.

Total prize money at St Andrews is also up 22 per cent to $14m (£11.7m).

In an apparent reference to the huge sums of money on offer in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series and the increase in prize pools at the other majors, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said: “There have been significant over the past year Changes in Prize Funds .

“We have therefore increased the prize fund by 22 percent, which means that the prize money has increased by more than 60 percent since 2016.

“We have made this significant investment while balancing our broader commitments to developing the sport of golf at every level around the world and continuing to improve the AIG Women’s Open.”

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