The proffesional player who finishes 2nd wins the top prize.
Harry Vardon won the most British Open six time
2008 Open Championship prize money is determined by a descending award. The Top amateur wins a Silver Medal and an invitation back, unless he turns Professional. The top prize includes a replica of the Claret Jug (Silver) and a cheque for $1,500,000, (that is USD). Second, or runner-up is awarded a Silver Plate and $620,000, (again USD). Finally, third place and ties wins a cheque for $580,000, (USD). I say ties because this years Open featured two at third, Greg Norman and Henrik Stenson. Greg Norman's performance is more than notable because he is 53 years old and has not played on the PGA tour in forever. He was actually using the Open to warm up for the Senior British Open next week! All prize money is awarded in British Pounds, I converted to USD.
None, Bobby Jones was an amateur And played only amateur tournaments throughout his career. He never played as a professional golfer. The US open is a USGA event not a PGA tournament.
Whoever finishes runner up to him will get all the first place money and the second place money.
No, when an amateur accepts an invitation to a tour event they forgo all official money.
Highest placing professional wins the amateurs prize money.
An amateur can only win $500 or £250, anything over this they aren't allowed to collect it.
No, his status must be declared prior to the start of the competition.
The British Driver with the most F1 wins is Nigel Mansell with 31.
As an amateur, he is reportedly 145 wins - 5 losses as a pro, he was 36 wins - 3 losses - 1 draw.