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Open to pay winner in US dollars

2017-07-06 12:54
Claret jug (File)

Cape Town - This year's Open Championship winner will be paid in US dollars rather than sterling, organisers have said.

Accoding to the BBC website, a fall in the value of the pound caused the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to consider the change.

The 2017 event begins on Thursday, July 20 and the winner will pick up $1.85m (£1.4m) from a prize pool of $10.25m (£7.9m).

Royal Birkdale will host the championship for a 10th time, and the first since Padraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug in 2008.

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