The question was never if, but how much. After the organizations that run the other four women’s major championships each increased the prize money payouts for their events to record levels in 2022, the R&A was prepared to follow suit for this week’s AIG Women’s British Open. And on Wednesday, chief executive Martin Slumbers revealed the number to be 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 prize money payout of seven figures. The winner on Sunday at Muirfield will earn a check for $1.095 million for her victory.
Slumbers noted the increase was a 26 percent bump from last year’s overall purse of $5.8 million. It’s also 125 percent more than the purse for the championship only four years ago, when $3.25 million at Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Here’s the break down of the prize money payout for each golfer who makes the cut this week at Muirfield. Come back after the event and we’ll update with individual names and specific payouts.