2015 British Open Championship: First-place money, prize pool and payouts
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2015 British Open Championship: First-place money, prize pool and payouts

The British Open Championship has typically lagged behind the three other majors in terms of prize pool, but that's no longer the case. The R&A announced a prize pool that is almost $10 million -- a $1.42 million increase from last year -- given the dollar-pound exchange rate.

The winner of the 2015 Open Championship will earn $1.8 million, on par with the other three majors and The Players Championship. That's a $275,000 increase over last year, when Rory McIlroy won at Royal Liverpool.

The 2015 Open Championship starts July 16 at the Old Course at St. Andrews

Here's a look at the 2015 Open Championship prize pool and payouts for the top 20 players (current exchange rate is $1.58 to £1):

1st -- £1,150,000 ($1,800,000)

2nd -- £653,000 ($1.028 million)

3rd -- £420,000 ($661,500)

4th -- £327,000 ($515,000)

5th -- £263,000

6th -- £228,000

7th -- £195,000

8th -- £165,000

9th -- £145,000

10th -- £132,000

11th -- £118,500

12th -- £105,500

13th -- £99,000

14th -- £92,500

15th -- £86,000

16th -- £79,500

17th -- £75,500

18th -- £72,000

19th -- £69,000

20th -- £66,000

The leading 10 professionals and ties who miss the cut earn £4,500, with the next 20 professional golfers and ties getting £3,600 and all other pros missing the cut getting £3,000.

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