The winner of the Open Championship will win a tidy $1.89m (£1.4m), but how does that compare to the winner's cheque in other individual sports?
Open Championship Prize Money: How Does It Compare To Other Sports?
Jordan Spieth at Birkdale won $1.85m (£1.4m) with the total purse at $10.25m (£7.5m). The prize for second place is $1.07m (£826,000).
In 2016 winner Henrik Stenson won £1.175m, which converted to around $1.53m, $300,000 less than in 2017.
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How does this compare to other sports?
Whilst golf is an incredibly lucrative sport, it is slightly out-shone by the prize money on offer at Wimbledon, which is the same for both men and women.
The even-more-lucrative football cannot be measured, like F1, cricket and rugby, where players are on salaries and therefore paid in bonuses by their clubs for their successes.
Prize money for individual winner:
The Open Championship: $1.89m (£1.4m)
Tour de France: €500,000 (£426,500)
Grand National: £561,300
Snooker World Championship: £375,000
PDC Darts World Championship: £350,000
London Marathon: $55,000 (£42,500)
So while the Open Championship is not the richest prize in golf, it is certainly one of the biggest prizes in the world of sport. And shows what a great place the top end of the game is in currently.