Paul Dunne gets no prize money if he wins Open Championship

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He finally is fading on the final day of the Open Championship at St. Andrews, but Paul Dunne’s poor play will cost him nothing.

The 22-year-old amateur from Ireland went into the final round in a three-way tie for first place with Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen for the Open title and a $1.8 million top prize, but Dunne, because of his amateur status, will not be able to collect any money. He’d have to settle for the claret jug and the silver medal, which goes to the low amateur.

Other pros split up the forfeited prize money from amateurs.

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