The question has never been if, but how much. After the organizations that run the other four major women’s championships each increased prize money for their events to record highs in 2022, the R&A was ready to follow suit for this week’s AIG Women’s British Open. And on Wednesday, chief executive Martin Slumbers revealed the number was higher than the previously announced $6.8 million, instead increasing the overall purse to $7.3 million.
In turn, for the first time, the winner of the championship will receive a seven-figure cash prize. Sunday’s winner at Muirfield will take home a check for $1.095 million for her win.
Slumbers noted the increase was 26% from last year’s overall purse of $5.8 million. It’s also 125% more than the Championship purse just four years ago, when $3.25 million at Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Here is the breakdown of the prize money for each golfer making the cut this week at Muirfield. Check back after the event and we’ll update individual names and specific payouts.