The Open Logo 2016
The Open Logo 2016

The British Open purse was $9,300,000 (£6,500,000) for the 2016 tournament at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. The winner of the 2016 British Open, Henrik Stenson, received the 1st prize payout of £1,175,000 ($1,549,590 US Dollars) and 600 FedEx Cup points.

In 2nd place, Phil Mickelson collected £675,000 ($890,190 US Dollars) prize money, while J.B. Holmes received a £433,000 ($571,040 US Dollars) payout in 3rd place.

The prize fund at the British Open has increased by $100,000 compared to the 2015 tournament where the purse was $9,200,000.

2016 British Open Prize Money

The British Open prize money distribution including player earnings for each prize winning leaderboard position. The British Open money list is subject to withdrawals and ties.

PositionPlayersPrize MoneyFedEx Cup Points
1stHenrik Stenson$1,549,590600
2ndPhil Mickelson$890,190330
3rdJ.B. Holmes$571,040210
4thSteve Stricker$444,436150
5thRory McIlroy$310,798110
5thTyrrell Hatton$310,7980
5thSergio Garcia$310,798110
8thAndrew Johnston$224,1960
9thDustin Johnson$178,47782
9thSoren Kjeldsen$178,47782
9thBill Haas$178,4770
12thMatthew Southgate$122,1540
12thAndy Sullivan$122,1540
12thEmiliano Grillo$122,15464
12thGary Woodland$122,15464
12thZach Johnson$122,15464
12thPatrick Reed$122,15464
18thMiguel Jimenez$91,4920
18thCharl Schwartzel$91,49252
18thKeegan Bradley$91,49252
18thTony Finau$91,49252
22ndLee Westwood$69,1130
22ndJason Dufner$69,11346
22ndJustin Rose$69,11346
22ndDavid Howell$69,1130
22ndJason Day$69,11346
22ndThongchai Jaidee$69,1130
22ndBrandt Snedeker$69,11346
22ndKevin Na$69,11346
30thJordan Spieth$51,48939
30thRussell Knox$51,48939
30thDarren Clarke$51,48939
30thRyan Palmer$51,48939
30thThomas Pieters$51,4890
30thHaydn Porteous$51,4890
36thPadraig Harrington$42,86134
36thFrancesco Molinari$42,86134
36thMartin Kaymer$42,8610
39thBubba Watson$37,09131
39thMatt Jones$37,09131
39thRafael Cabrera Bello$37,0910
39thWebb Simpson$37,09131
43rdAdam Scott$31,32227
43rdLuke Donald$31,32227
43rdJim Herman$31,32227
46thHarris English$25,22722
46thRichard Sterne$25,2270
46thRickie Fowler$25,22722
46thRyan Moore$25,22722
46thAlexander Noren$25,2270
46thNicolas Colsaerts$25,2270
46thMatt Kuchar$25,22722
53rdDanny Willett$22,10316
53rdKevin Chappell$22,10316
53rdKyung-tae Kim$22,1030
53rdJustin Thomas$22,10316
53rdMarc Leishman$22,10316
58thRyan Evans$21,3640
59thDaniel Summerhays$21,03411
59thJon Rahm$21,0340
59thJim Furyk$21,03411
59thByeong-Hun An$21,0340
63rdMark O'Meara$20,5737
63rdPaul Lawrie$20,5730
63rdGraeme McDowell$20,5737
66thZander Lombard$20,2440
66thHarold Varner, III$20,2445
68thMarco Dawson$19,8482
68thPatton Kizzire$19,8482
68thJames Hahn$19,8482
68thAnirban Lahiri$19,8482
72ndScott Hend$19,3200
72ndYuta Ikeda$19,3200
72ndBranden Grace$19,3201
72ndJamie Donaldson$19,3201
76thKevin Kisner$18,9911
77thCharley Hoffman$18,8591
78thColin Montgomerie$18,7260
79thKodai Ichihara$18,5290
79thSoomin Lee$18,5290
81stGreg Chalmers$18,3311

Players who fail to make the cut were also awarded prize money. The first 10 pro golfers and ties received £4,625 payouts, the next 20 pro golfers and ties received £3,700 and remaining golfers received £3,100 prize money.