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Prize increase for Open winner

Updated: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 17:51 | Comments

Last year's Open winner Phil Mickelson with the famous Claret Jug
Last year's Open winner Phil Mickelson with the famous Claret Jug

The winner of the 2014 Open Championship will pocket £975,000 after an increase in prize money was announced today.

The R&A has published the prize money for this year's tournament, revealing here will be a total of £5,400,000 on offer to those taking part at the 143rd Open Championship, which will be played at Royal Liverpool between 17July 17-20.

With an increase of £30,000 compared to last year's champion Phil Mickelson, the winner will take home a near-seven-figure sum as well as the famous Claret Jug with Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods amongst the favourites to top the leaderboard at Hoylake.

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