Open purse stays unchanged
London - The winner of next week's Open Championship at Royal Lytham will earn £900 000, the same as Darren Clarke won at Royal St George's last summer, organisers announced on Monday.
The total purse of £5 million has remained unchanged, with the runner-up getting £520 000 and the top 10 receiving six-figure cheques.
Everybody surviving the halfway cut in the 156-strong field will earn at least £9 000, which is more than double the amount Tony Jacklin won for lifting the Claret Jug on the course in 1969.
Seve Ballesteros' two victories in 1979 and 1988 were worth £15 000 and £80 000 respectively, while David Duval collected £600 000 on Lytham's last staging of the championship 11 years ago.