The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 British Open. The 2014 British Open is being played from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England.
The British Open was first played in 1860. The player with the most wins in the British Open is Harry Vardon with six victories. Tom Watson has the most wins among Americans, and the second most wins among all players with five.
Phil Mickelson is the defending British Open champion, having won the tournament last year at Muirfield. After missing the first two majors of the year (Masters and U.S. Open), Tiger Woods is playing the 2014 British Open. For more see Is Tiger Woods a good bet at 25 to 1 odds to win the 2014 British Open?
The total prize money fund at the 2014 British Open is a very healthy $9.26 million. That is up 2.8% from last year's $9 million. All prize money shown has been converted from British Pounds to American Dollars at the current exchange rate of 1.71.
The prize money for the winner is fixed, while all other slots are dependent upon ties and how many players make the cut.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool
- Winner - $1.672 million
The winner of the 2014 British Open will earn a very cool $1.672 million in 2014. Up 15.9% above the $1.443 million that Phil Mickelson earned last year when he won the Claret Jug for the first time.
- Second place - $960,058
Second place is worth $960,058. Up 15.4% from the $832,106 that Henrik Stenson earned last year with his second place finish.
- Third Place - $617,180
Adam Scott took home $428,776 when he tied for third place at the British Open last year.
- Fourth Place - $480,029
- Fifth Place - $386,595
- Sixth Place - $335,163
Tiger Woods earned $249,377 last year when he tied for sixth place at the British Open.
- Seventh Place - 286,303
- Eighth Place - $242,586
- Ninth Place - $211,727
- Tenth Place - $193,726