The winner of the Open Championship will receive more than two million dollars for the first time, tournament organisers have announced.

From a total prize fund of $11.5m, whoever lifts the Claret Jug at Royal St George's on 18 July will also earn $2,070,000, an increase from the $1,935,000 won by Shane Lowry in 2019.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: "We have increased the prize fund for The Open this year and believe that it fully reflects the Championship’s stature in world sport.

"As the only men’s major championship played outside of America, The Open has a global role to play and we are determined to continue to attract the top players.

"We are further enhancing the status of our professional championships at the same time as making good progress towards our investment of £200million over 10 years in growing golf around the world."