With the Open Championship that is scheduled for next month just around the corner, there have been a bee hive of activities going on so as to ensure that everything actually goes completely well. The organizers of the Open Championship have been working had as well so as to ensure that, unlike the U.S. Open, where many players complained about the course, the Open Championship will have happy players at the end of the whole championship.
Players have also been prepping themselves for the competition and thanks to some very good incentives from the organizers some players who wouldn’t have compete at the event will be taking part of it for the first time.
In an attempt to ensure that all players are at their game when they play at the Open Championship, the organizers have opted to raise the prize money. If you are to win the whole thing at the Open Championship, then you will be walking away with a cool 1.8 million dollars. Previously, the winner of the Open Championship received 1.8 million dollars minus 275,000 dollars. That means that there has been an increase of that sum of money.
By increasing the money, whether they knew it or not, the Open Championship has now joined the other three majors that are offering that amount of money. While addressing the media with regards to the recent developments, Peter Dawson, who is the R&A Chief Executive, said that, “the Open Championship represents what golf is all about and some of the top players in the game play there. Its only fair that we also increase the winner’s price so as to increase the global appeal.”