The Open 2013: Muirfield Prize Money Boost

The winner of The Open Championship 2013 will collect a prize sum of £945,000, the Royal & Ancient (R&A) has announced.

The total prize money on offer at this year’s event, which starts at Muirfield on 18th July, has risen by a whopping £250,000 to £5.25m.

The substantial cash injection brings The Open in line with the three other golf Majors – The Masters, the US Open and the USPGA Championship.

The Open 2013: Prize money

1st: £945,000

2nd: £545,000

3rd: £350,000

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