The winner of The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will take pleasure in a bumper pay day on July 18 after the R&A introduced that the Champion Golfer of the Year will pocket greater than $2 million for the primary time within the championship’s historical past.

The winner will obtain $2.07m (£1.5m) from a complete prize fund of $11.5m (£8.3m). That represents a rise of $750,000 on the prize fund that was on supply at Royal Portrush in 2019, the place the champion, Shane Lowry, received $1.935m (£1.4m).

Prize cash is paid out to all the area at The Open, except for amateurs, no matter whether or not they make the reduce or not. The prime 10 gamers and ties to overlook the reduce will earn $8,000; the subsequent 20 gamers can be paid $6,500, whereas the rest will take dwelling $3,500. A complete of 70 gamers and ties will make it via to the weekend, with the participant who finishes final of those that make the reduce incomes a minimal of $13,500.

Phil Mickelson, the winner of this yr’s PGA Championship, collected $2.16m (£1.56m) for his triumph at Kiawah Island, whereas Hideki Matsuyama received $2.07m (£1.5m) following his victory on the Masters in April, whereas the US Open at the moment presents the largest pay day of the 4 majors, with final month’s champion, Jon Rahm, profitable $2.25m (£1.63m).