Shane Lowry gets $1.935 million for 2019 British Open victory

The Open Championship offered up a $10.75 million total purse this year.

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Shane Lowry won his first major championship this weekend.

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In addition to receiving the Claret Jug, Shane Lowry will take home a giant paycheck for winning the 2019 British Open. The 32-year-old Irish golfer will receive a $1.935 million prize for the first major championship of his career, which is easily the largest payout he’s ever received.

Lowry pulled away from the competition with a dominant 8-under 63 on Saturday to enter the final round with a four-stroke lead. He extended that advantage early Sunday at Royal Portrush with a pair of birdies, but after posting back-to-back bogeys to wrap up the back nine, Tommy Fleetwood found himself in striking distance.

None of the competition was able to catch up in the end, however, as Lowry recorded a 1-over 72 to finish the tournament at 15-under overall.

Fleetwood, the second-place finisher this weekend, will receive $1.12 million.

Lowry’s prize money comes from an increased overall purse of $10.75 million for the Open Championship, up from $10.5 million a year ago. Francesco Molinari, the winner of the 2018 tournament, received $1.89 million for his victory at Carnoustie.

The Players’ Championship boasts the highest total purse on the 2019 PGA Tour at $12.5 million, with the winner receiving $2.25 million. Tiger Woods got $2.07 million for winning the 2019 Masters, which had a $11.5 million purse. The U.S. Open ($12 million) and PGA Championship ($11 million) also offer higher purses than the Open Championship.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the projected payouts for the top 70 finishers at the 2019 British Open. This list is subject to change based on ties.

2019 British Open purse, payouts

1st: $1.935 million
2nd: $1.120 million
3rd: $718,000
4th: $558,000
5th: $449,000
6th: $389,000
7th: $334,000
8th: $282,000
9th: $247,000
10th: $223,000
11th: $203,000
12th: $180,000
13th: $169,000
14th: $159,000
15th: $147,500
16th: $135,500
17th: $129,000
18th: $123,000
19th: $117,750
20th: $112,000
21st: $107,000
22nd: $101,500
23rd: $96,250
24th: $91,000
25th: $88,000
26th: $84,000
27th: $81,000
28th: $78,000
29th: $74,750
30th: $71,250
31st: $68,500
32nd: $65,000
33rd: $63,000
34th: $61,000
35th: $59,000
36th: $56,500
37th: $53,750
38th: $51,250
39th: $49,250
40th: $47,750
41st: $45,750
42nd: $43,500
43rd: $41,500
44th: $39,500
45th: $37,000
46th: $35,000
47th: $33,500
48th: $32,250
49th: $31,000
50th: $30,250
51st: $29,500
52nd: $29,000
53rd: $28,500
54th: $28,100
55th: $27,600
56th: $27,200
57th: $26,800
58th: $26,700
59th: $26,600
60th: $26,400
61st: $26,200
62nd: $26,100
63rd: $26,000
64th: $25,900
65th: $25,700
66th: $25,600
67th: $25,400
68th: $25,200
69th: $25,000
70th: $24,750

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