The 2011 British Open increased the first-place purse with an additional £50,000 this year, or over $80,000, to £900,000. Either way you look at it, Darren Clarke came away with a nice prize of $1,451,830 (using July 17 conversion rates) out of a $7.3 million purse (complete winnings here). This now pushes him over the $24 million career earnings since becoming a pro in 1990.
Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson each came away with nearly $690,000 for their second-place finishes. The rest of the top 15 players received over $100,000 dollars, while the 71st player made the least at $18,712.
Amateurs Tim Lewis and Peter Uihlein did not receive any prize money, but had they been eligible, the former would have received $47,126 for his 30th place tie and the latter would have taken $23,552 for a tie at 48th place.
Here are the top earnings:
|T9||Davis Love III||$168,304|
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