by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Golf Australia Express : Issue 45—The British Open
Moving Up: WINNER’S PURSE AT ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES NUMBERS DON’T LIE... STAT THE W INNING GOLF’S OLDEST major is a lucrative business— at least it is these days. The man who holds the claret jug aloft on Sunday at Royal Lytham & St Annes will also enjoy a financial fillip to the tune of £900,000 (or $1.37 million). The last time the Open was played at the Lancashire track was in 2001 when David Duval collected £600,000 for his win. That was three times the total of Tom Lehman’s first-prize cheque when he won at Lytham in 1996. Sixty years ago South Africa’s Bobby Locke collected a pocket- sized £300 for winning his third British Open title at the same track. And poor old Bobby Jones couldn’t collect on his £75-pound win at Lytham in 1926 because, well, he was still an amateur. Rookie mistake. With 157 golfers competing for a share of a £5 million total prize purse, don’t expect to see any of them give up their day jobs. Nup, not for quids. OTG YEAR WINNER FIRST PRIZE 2012 ? £900,000 2001 David Duval £600,000 1996 Tom Lehman £200,000 1988 Seve Ballesteros £80,000 1979 Seve Ballesteros £15,000 1974 Gary Player £5500 1969 Tony Jacklin £4250 1963 Bob Charles £1500 1958 Peter Thomson £1000 1952 Bobby Locke £300 1926 Bobby Jones £75