2022 British Open purse, prize money: Cameron Smith payout, each golfer from $14 million championship

The final major golf edition of the season concluded on Sunday with Cameron Smith etching his name into the history books at St. Andrews. While the field’s eyes were fixed on joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros as past Golf Champions of the Year at the Old Course, there was more than history on the line at the 150th Open Championship.

Open 2022 scored one historical moment in the history of the championship, but will also give way to her biggest purse and winner’s share. $14 million will be spread over the course with Smith, the 2022 golf champion, earning $2.5 million along 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 lowest score at the level. His final 30 on Sunday was also the lowest score in the second half of a final round in major history. Smith at one point birdied five straight holes on the back nine, wresting the lead away from Rory McIlroy and holding it through the final hole.

“There have been significant changes in prize money over the past year,” said Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A. “Therefore we have increased the prize fund by 22%, which means that the prize money has increased by more than 60% since 2016.”

Despite the purse increase, The Open registers as the fifth-highest payout of the season as it falls behind the other three majors (PGA Championship, Masters and US Open), as well as The Players Championship. The $14 million purse will be awarded to the top 70 pros (plus ties) who make the cut. Amateurs who spend the weekend cannot accept cash prizes.

Let’s take a look at how the payouts for the Open 150 will be divided between those who competed this weekend in St. Andrews.

2022 Open Championship purse, cash prizes

Total purse: $14 million

First (Winner): $2,500,000 — Cameron Smith
Second: $1,455,000 — Cameron Young
3: $933,000 — Rory McIlroy
4th: $725,000 — Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland ($654,000 each)
Fifth: $583,000
6th: $505,000 – Brian Harman, Dustin Johnson ($469,500 each)
7: $434,000
Eighth: $366,000 — Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth ($325,666 each)
9th: $321,000
10th: $290,000
11: $264,000 — Sadom Kaewanijana, Abraham Ancer, Tyrrell Hatton, Dean Burmester ($231,000 each)
12: $234,000
13: $220,000
14: $206,000
15: $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
21: $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
32: $84,500
33: $81,500
34: $79,250 — Thomas Detry, Robert MacIntyre, Talor Gooch, Lee Westwood, Sahith Theegala, Jon Rahm, Victor Perez, Aaron Wise ($68,906 each)
35: $76,500
36: $73,500
37: $70,000
38: $66,500
39: $64,000
40th: $62,000
41: $59,500
42: $56,500 – Sam Burns, Jason Kokrak, Thriston Lawrence, Adrian Meronk Chris Kirk ($51,000 each)
43: $54,000
44: $51,000
45: $48,000
46: $45,500
47th: $43,700-Patrick Reed, Garrick Higgo, Jordan Smith, Yuto Katsuragawa, Joo-Hyung Kim, Filippo Celli ($40,100 each)
48: $42,000
49: $40,000
50th: $39,100
51: $38,200
52: $37,600
53: $37,000 — Joaquin Niemann, Danny Willett, Robert Dinwiddie, Lars Van Meijel, Justin Thomas, Paul Casey, Jason Scrivener, Brad Kennedy, Nicolai Hojgaard ($35,256 each)
54: $36,500
55: $35,900
56: $35,400
57: $35,000
58: $34,750
59: $34,500
60: $34,250
61: $34,000
62: $33,900 — Cameron Tringagle, Sebastian Munoz, John Parry, David Carey, Ian Poulter, Russell Henley ($33,442 each)
63: $33,750
64: $33,600
65: $33,400
66: $33,100
67: $32,900
68: $32,600 — Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama, Christian Bezuidenhout, Richard Mansell ($32,318 each)
69: $32,400
70th: $32,200
71: $32,075
72: $31,950 — David Law, Kurt Kitayama ($31,888 each)
73: $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
78: $31,200
79th: $31,075 — Barclay Brown (a), Laurie Canter ($31,013 each)
80th: $30,950
81: $30,950 — Sam Bairstow (a), Sungjae Im ($30,950 each)
82: $30,950
83: $30,950 — Jamie Rutherford

Prize money was reduced by $125 per qualifying spot over 70 to a minimum of $30,950.

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