Amount, in millions of dollars, that the winner of next week’s British Open will be paid from the $10.5 million prize fund announced by the R&A. That’s a boost of $45,000 from the $1.845 million that winner Jordan Spieth took home last year from the $10.25 million purse. Even the runner-up in the 147th Open, to be played at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links, will enjoy a seven-figure payday, with $1.093 million. The recent U.S. Open offered golf’s biggest payday, with winner Brooks Koepka earning $2.16 million from the $12 million purse. The Masters Tournament and Players Championship offered $11 million purses, with $1.98 million to respective winners Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking of American Kevin Na, who improved 24 spots after his victory Sunday in the PGA Tour’s A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Scotland’s Russell Knox, who won the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, also jumped into the OWGR’s top 50, improving 38 spots, to No. 49. The top 10 remained unchanged.