9 Jul 2014

British Open purse up this year

1:15 pm on 9 July 2014

The winner of next week's British golf Open at Royal Liverpool will pocket $1.9 million, a rise of $59,000 on 2013.

The Royal and Ancient organisers said in a statement that total prize money would be $10.5 million.

American Phil Mickelson won the famous Claret Jug at Muirfield 12 months ago after finishing three shots ahead of Sweden's Henrik Stenson.

This week's women's British Open at Royal Birkdale has a total purse of $6 million.