Players can qualify one of four ways, an exemption, via the Open Qualifying Series (OQS), via local qualifying , or if the field size has not reached 156, being one of the highest rated players in the official golf rankings that is not already qualified .
How much prize money does the winner get? This year’s winner of the British Open will earn $1,935,000 , along with the coveted Claret Jug.
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Tom Morris Sr.
Qualification. The U.S. Open is open to any professional, or to any amateur with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 1.4.
The event is the championship of the United States Golf Association, and in having a very strict exempt qualifiers list – made up of recent major champions, professionals currently ranked high in the world rankings or on the previous year’s money lists around the world, and leading amateurs from recent USGA events –
Winning Wimbledon will net the champion of both the men’s and women’s singles draws $2,983,748 each. In 2018, singles champions Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic took home $2,531,722 . There is also a prize money boost for men’s and women’s doubles with the winners pocketing $676,082 per pair, up 20% from 2018.
For a large majority of PGA Tour events, the winner will receive over $1 million. Only five tournaments award the winner under $1 million. Most winners on Tour will receive between $1 and $2 million, but a few of the larger tournaments award the winner over $2 million.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the current bid is already $28,000 , but Heritage Auctions values the trophy at $100,000.
Harry Vardon holds the record of most British Open victories with six. Four golfers are tied at second with five championships, including the legendary Tom Watson .
Oldest Major Winners
|46 years, 3 months, 10 days||Tom Morris, Sr .||1867 The Open Championship|
|46 years, 2 months, 23 days||Jack Nicklaus||1986 Masters Tournament|
|45 years, 3 months, 6 days||Jerry Barber||1961 PGA Championship|
|45 years, 14 days||Hale Irwin||1990 U.S. Open Championship|
27 years (August 18, 1993)