British Open Prize Money 2012: Ernie Els Takes Home $1.4 Million

Adam Scott bogeyed his final four holes Sunday to give Ernie Els the win at the 2012 British Open. Scott's collapse was a costly one. He will take home €656,864, or roughly $600,000 less than Els earned (€1,136,880) for winning the tournament.

The purse at the tournament was the same as 2011, with $7,745,085 being divvied up among the competitors. Over $1.4 million went to Els as he won the second Open Championship of his career.

Here is how the money breaks down for the top of the leaderboard:

1. Ernie Els: $1,413,569

2. Adam Scott: $808,069

T3. Brandt Snedeker: $520,583 (€423,172)

T3. Tiger Woods: $520,583

T5. Luke Donald: $326,376 (€265,272)

T5. Graeme McDowell: $326,376

T7. Nicholas Colsaerts: $239,830 (€195,796)

T7. Thomas Aiken: $239,830

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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