no prize money giving for winner
Doesn't get a bean. Amateurs do not get any prize money.
The proffesional player who finishes 2nd wins the top prize.
Yes, an amateur would win the Claret Jug if he won the Open Champoinship. However, he would not win the prize money, as that would contavene his amateur status
The prize money is $2,340,000
For 2009, the amount given out in prize money was 23,140,000 Australian Dollars.
The Champion Golfer of the year gets the Claret Jug and the first place prize money, second place gets the silver salver and the second place prize money and the leading amateur (who makes the cut) gets the silver medal but no prize money. The rest of the field get their allocation of the prize money, depending on how they finished. Those who missed the cut still get a share of the purse, but it's not very much.
Total prize money for the 2015 Open Golf Championship is approximately 10 million US dollars1st 1,150,000 GBP2nd 653,0003rd 420,000Only professionals may win the prize money.
First prize money for the 2015 British Open is $1,805,500
No, they get no money. Just prestige.