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Under the rules of Golf and amateur status of the R and A, the maximum an amateur can win is £250. Under the rules of golf and amateur status of the USGA the maximum an amateur can win is $500. If an amateur accepts a prize of greater than this they forfeit their amateur status, and are therefore by definition a professional golfer.

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