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Payday at Muirfield

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2022 AIG Women's British Open

August 06, 2022
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Octavio Passos

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—South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai in a four-hole playoff over In Gee Chun—is receiving 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

For comparison, at the Chevron Championship, the overall purse jumped this year from $3 million to $5 million, with winner Jennifer Kupcho earning a record $750,000 for her victory. At the U.S. Women’s Open, the USGA took on a presenting sponsor in ProMedica and pumped up the purse from $4.5 million to $10 million with winner Minjee Lee earning $1.8 million. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship followed suite, doubling its prize money payout $4.5 million to $9 million with In Gee Chun making $1.35 million. And at the Amundi Evian Championship, the pattern continued with the overall purse going from $4.5 million to $6.5 million and Brooke Henderson making $1 million by winning.

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.

Win: Ashleigh Buhai, -10, $1,095,000

P-2: In Gee Chun, -10, $673,743

3: Hinako Shibuno, -9, $488,285

T-4: Leona Maguire, -7, $309,546

T-4: Minjee Lee, -7, $309,546

T-4: Madelene Sagstrom, -7, $309,546

T-7: Celine Boutier, -5, $160,700

T-7: Lydia Ko, -5, $160,700

T-7: Nasa Hataoka, -5, $160,700

T-7: Atthaya Thitikul, -5, $160,700

T-7: Brooke M. Henderson, -5, $160,700

T-7: Stephanie Kyriacou, -5, $160,700

T-13: A Lim Kim, -4, $115,890

T-13: Miyu Yamashita, -4, $115,890

T-15: Kotone Hori, -3, $99,867

T-15: Alison Lee, -3, $99,867

T-15: Hyo Joo Kim, -3, $99,867

18: Sei Young Kim, -2, $90,006

T-19: Linn Grant, -1, $83,350

T-19: Louise Duncan, -1, $83,350

T-19: Jodi Ewart Shadoff, -1, $83,350

T-22: Georgia Hall, E, $70,407

T-22: Emily Kristine Pedersen, E, $70,407

T-22: Jeongeun Lee6, E, $70,407

T-22: Eun-Hee Ji, E, $70,407

T-22: Charley Hull, E, $70,407

T-22: Inbee Park, E, $70,407

T-28: Ariya Jutanugarn, +1, $55,306

T-28: Xiyu Janet Lin, +1, $55,306

T-28: Megan Khang, +1, $55,306

T-28: Rose Zhang, +1, Amateur

T-28: Andrea Lee, +1, $55,306

T-28: Sung Hyun Park, +1, $55,306

T-28: Hye-Jin Choi, +1, $55,306

T-35: So Yeon Ryu, +2, $46,554

T-35: Hannah Green, +2, $46,554

T-37: Jennifer Kupcho, +3, $41,007

T-37: Jessica Korda, +3, $41,007

T-37: Cheyenne Knight, +3, $41,007

T-37: Mel Reid, +3, $41,007

T-41: Nelly Korda, +4, $32,475

T-41: Angela Stanford, +4, $32,475

T-41: Leonie Harm, +4, $32,475

T-41: Lilia Vu, +4, $32,475

T-41: Narin An, +4, $32,475

T-41: Marina Alex, +4, $32,475

T-41: Maja Stark, +4, $32,475

T-48: Bronte Law, +5, $26,399

T-48: Sarah Schmelzel, +5, $26,399

T-48: Whitney Hillier, +5, $26,399

T-51: Mo Martin, +6, $23,442

T-51: Jennifer Chang, +6, $23,442

T-51: Ally Ewing, +6, $23,442

T-54: Esther Henseleit, +7, $20,852

T-54: Lizette Salas, +7, $20,852

T-54: Albane Valenzuela, +7, $20,852

T-54: Brittany Altomare, +7, $20,852

T-58: In Kyung Kim, +8, $17,600

T-58: Lydia Hall, +8, $17,600

T-58: Wichanee Meechai, +8, $17,600

T-58: Paula Reto, +8, $17,600

T-58: Gaby Lopez, +8, $17,600

63: Gemma Dryburgh, +10, $16,043

64: Ryann O'Toole, +11, $15,676

65: Lee-Anne Pace, +12, $15,309