British Open Championship purse payout percentages and distribution
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British Open Championship purse payout percentages and distribution

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The British Open Championship has a standard formula for payout percentages and distribution of its purse and prize money for the British Open Championship. There is a 36-hole cut to the top 70 and ties at the 36-hole mark.

The winner of the British Open Championship gets 18 percent of the purse, similar to PGA Tour events. Typically, the second place player gets 10.41 percent of the total purse. Then it goes on like that, all the way down to 70th place, which gets 0.23 percent of the total purse.

The British Open Championship pays all pro players who miss the cut. Pros who miss the cut are also paid. The top 10 and ties among pros to miss the cut get $7,375 each, with the next 20 professional golfers and ties getting $5,900 each. The remainder of professional golfers to finish 36 holes earn $4,950 each.



If more than 70 professionals make the cut, the R&A adds money to the purse, with each successive place past 70th place paying $125 less, down to a minimum of $13,500.

The British Open Championship purse payout percentages and distribution

Sample purses shown

PLACE PERCENT $10.5 million
1 18.000% $1,890,000
2 10.410% $1,093,000
3 6.676% $701,000
4 5.190% $545,000
5 4.171% $438,000
6 3.619% $380,000
7 3.105% $326,000
8 2.619% $275,000
9 2.295% $241,000
10 2.076% $218,000
11 1.886% $198,000
12 1.676% $176,000
13 1.571% $165,000
14 1.476% $155,000
15 1.371% $144,000
16 1.262% $132,500
17 1.200% $126,000
18 1.143% $120,000
19 1.095% $115,000
20 1.043% $109,500
21 0.995% $104,500
22 0.943% $99,000
23 0.895% $94,000
24 0.848% $89,000
25 0.819% $86,000
26 0.781% $82,000
27 0.752% $79,000
28 0.724% $76,000
29 0.695% $73,000
30 0.662% $69,500
31 0.638% $67,000
32 0.605% $63,500
33 0.586% $61,500
34 0.567% $59,500
35 0.548% $57,500
36 0.524% $55,000
37 0.500% $52,500
38 0.476% $50,000
39 0.457% $48,000
40 0.443% $46,500
41 0.424% $44,500
42 0.405% $42,500
43 0.386% $40,500
44 0.367% $38,500
45 0.345% $36,250
46 0.326% $34,250
47 0.312% $32,750
48 0.300% $31,500
49 0.288% $30,250
50 0.281% $29,500
51 0.275% $28,900
52 0.270% $28,300
53 0.266% $27,900
54 0.261% $27,450
55 0.257% $27,000
56 0.253% $26,600
57 0.250% $26,200
58 0.249% $26,100
59 0.248% $26,000
60 0.246% $25,800
61 0.244% $25,600
62 0.243% $25,500
63 0.242% $25,400
64 0.241% $25,300
65 0.239% $25,100
66 0.238% $25,000
67 0.236% $24,800
68 0.234% $24,600
69 0.232% $24,400
70 0.230% $24,175

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