SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth was euphoric. He’d just won the British Open and was about to be handed the coveted Claret Jug for the first time in his already-brilliant career. As he walked up the hill from the 18th green to the scorer’s trailer, he spotted Matt Kuchar, whom he’d just denied a first career major championship, being greeted by his wife and two sons. The two young boys were crying. Kuchar comforted them briefly before entering the scorer’s trailer to go over the scorecards. Spieth noticed inside the trailer that Kuchar, who’s known for having a smile perpetually plastered to his face, was emotional. When Kuchar emerged outside from the trailer to ready himself for the awards
A Yorkshireman to a tee, Danny Willett was not prepared to apply a single coat of sugar to the dubious honour of teeing off first in the final round of the 146th Open Championship. “It was amazing,” Willett said, with several dollops of heavy sarcasm. A year ago, Willett bestrode the Open Championship as Masters champion, the world seemingly at his feet.
SOUTHPORT, England – How much will the winner of the 2017 British Open take home? Of the record $10,250,000 purse, which will divvied up in U.S. dollars for the first time this year, the winner of the 146th edition of the Open will take home $1,845,000. The runner-up will pocket $1,067,000. Here is the rest of the payouts by place: 3rd: $684,000 4th: $532,000 5th: $428,000 6th: $371,000 7th: $318,000 8th: $268,000 9th: $235,000 10th: $213,000 11th: $193,000 12th: $172,000 13th: $161,000 14th: $151,000 15th: $141,000 16th: $129,500 17th: $123,000 18th: $117,000 19th: $112,000 20th: $107,000 21st: $102,000 22nd: $97,000 23rd: $92,000 24th: $87,000 25th: $84,000 26th: $80,000 27th: $77,000 28th: