2016 British Open Championship: First-place money, prize pool and payouts
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2016 British Open Championship: First-place money, prize pool and payouts

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The winner of the 2016 British Open Championship will win $1.5 million. However, that's $246,750 less than they would have won before the Brexit vote.

The R&A announced the prize pool for the Open at Royal Troon, noting that the 2016 total purse went up 200,000 GBP from 2015 to 6.5 million GBP. That's great. However, while the number of pounds on offer went up, the value of the purse in U.S. dollars went down.


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Last year during the Open Championship, the British pound was worth about $1.53, so the total purse was about $9.7 million. This year, with the British pound now at $1.29, the purse is now $8.4 million.

We've detailed the difference in what players would have been paid pre-Brexit vote, when the British pound was at $1.50, and the current valuation.

2016 British Open Championship prize pool and payouts

PLACEGBPUSD PRE-BREXITUSD JULY 5DIFFERENCE
1£1,175,000$1,762,500$1,515,750$246,750
2£675,000$1,012,500$870,750$141,750
3£433,000$649,500$558,570$90,930
4£337,000$505,500$434,730$70,770
5£271,000$406,500$349,590$56,910
6£235,000$352,500$303,150$49,350
7£201,000$301,500$259,290$42,210
8£170,000$255,000$219,300$35,700
9£149,000$223,500$192,210$31,290
10£135,000$202,500$174,150$28,350
11£122,000$183,000$157,380$25,620
12£108,750$163,125$140,288$22,838
13£102,000$153,000$131,580$21,420
14£95,500$143,250$123,195$20,055
15£89,500$134,250$115,455$18,795
16£82,000$123,000$105,780$17,220
17£78,000$117,000$100,620$16,380
18£74,000$111,000$95,460$15,540
19£71,000$106,500$91,590$14,910
20£68,000$102,000$87,720$14,280
21£64,500$96,750$83,205$13,545
22£61,500$92,250$79,335$12,915
23£58,250$87,375$75,143$12,233
24£55,000$82,500$70,950$11,550
25£53,000$79,500$68,370$11,130
26£50,750$76,125$65,468$10,658
27£48,750$73,125$62,888$10,238
28£47,000$70,500$60,630$9,870
29£45,000$67,500$58,050$9,450
30£43,250$64,875$55,793$9,083
31£41,500$62,250$53,535$8,715
32£39,250$58,875$50,633$8,243
33£38,000$57,000$49,020$7,980
34£36,750$55,125$47,408$7,718
35£35,500$53,250$45,795$7,455
36£34,000$51,000$43,860$7,140
37£32,500$48,750$41,925$6,825
38£31,000$46,500$39,990$6,510
39£30,000$45,000$38,700$6,300
40£28,750$43,125$37,088$6,038
41£27,500$41,250$35,475$5,775
42£26,250$39,375$33,863$5,513
43£25,000$37,500$32,250$5,250
44£23,750$35,625$30,638$4,988
45£22,500$33,750$29,025$4,725
46£21,500$32,250$27,735$4,515
47£20,500$30,750$26,445$4,305
48£19,500$29,250$25,155$4,095
49£18,700$28,050$24,123$3,927
50£18,300$27,450$23,607$3,843
51£17,900$26,850$23,091$3,759
52£17,500$26,250$22,575$3,675
53£17,250$25,875$22,253$3,623
54£17,000$25,500$21,930$3,570
55£16,750$25,125$21,608$3,518
56£16,500$24,750$21,285$3,465
57£16,300$24,450$21,027$3,423
58£16,200$24,300$20,898$3,402
59£16,100$24,150$20,769$3,381
60£16,000$24,000$20,640$3,360
61£15,900$23,850$20,511$3,339
62£15,800$23,700$20,382$3,318
63£15,700$23,550$20,253$3,297
64£15,600$23,400$20,124$3,276
65£15,500$23,250$19,995$3,255
66£15,400$23,100$19,866$3,234
67£15,300$22,950$19,737$3,213
68£15,200$22,800$19,608$3,192
69£15,100$22,650$19,479$3,171
70£15,000$22,500$19,350$3,150

Every professional in the field will earn a minimum of £3,100 for competing in the championship.

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