Open prize money unchanged
Royal Lytham winner to scoop £900,000 for success
Last Updated: 13/07/12 3:14pm
The winner of next week's Open Championship at Royal Lytham will earn £900,000 - the same as Darren Clarke at Sandwich last summer.
The total purse of £5million has also been kept the same, with the runner-up picking up £520,000 and the top 10 also walking away with six-figure cheques.
Everybody surviving the halfway cut will earn at least £9,000, which is more than double the amount Tony Jacklin won for lifting the Claret Jug on the course in 1969.
Seve Ballesteros' two victories in 1979 and 1988 were worth £15,000 and £80,000 respectively, while David Duval collected £600,000 on Lytham's last staging of the championship 11 years ago.
American Webb Simpson is still officially in the field for next week even though he has been saying ever since his US Open triumph last month that he does not intend playing with his wife due to give birth just afterwards.
There could be more than the usual 156-strong field this time and because of all the exempt players current first reserve Ben Crane would not automatically replace Simpson if he does pull out as expected.