Scottish Open 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 07/09/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Mar 27, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Jon Rahm on #10 tee during the fourth day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Scottish Open is currently underway. The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland, is hosting this European Tour event. Many prominent golf players around the world are competing for the trophy, including World No. 1, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy. So here’s everything that you need to know about the total purse, winner’s prize money for the tournament.

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The Scottish Open is one of those events which is looked at as a preparatory tournament for the original major, The British Open. But in saying so, it is also one of the most important tournaments on the European Tour.

The 2021 Scottish Open is the 19th event of the season while first in Scotland. This year the tournament has a special spotlight on it since players like Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, and many other prominent players are a part of the field. Jon Rahm is playing in the Scottish Open for the first time in his career.

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The total prize money for the 2021 Scottish Open is $8,000,000. And it is the standard 16.67% payout according to the European Tour’s prize money distribution chart. So the entire field is competing to get the highest share from the total purse of $8 million.

Winner’s payout for the Scottish Open 2021

Apr 22, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Jon Rahm lines up a putt on the 9th green during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Just like every event, the winner will get the highest share of the total purse. So here’s how the distribution will work. The champion’s payout at Scottish Open 2021 will get $1,333,330 from the entire purse of $8 million.

Here’s the payout that will be given to the top 5 players on the leaderboard at the end of the four rounds at Renaissance Club.

PositionPayout
Winner$1,333,330
Runner-up$888,880
Third place$500,800
Fourth place$400,000
Fifth place$339,200

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Additionally, apart from monetary benefits, the winner will get 56 OWGR points, including a two-season exemption for the European Tour and 710 Race to Dubai Points. This is a huge deal, especially for players who still aren’t part of the PGA Tour yet. And these extra benefits apart from the prize money will motivate players to give their best.

Complete breakdown of the $8 million prize purse

  • 1. $1,333,330
  • 2. $888,880
  • 3. $500,800
  • 4. $400,000
  • 5. $339,200
  • 6. $280,000
  • 7. $240,000
  • 8. $200,000
  • 9. $179,200
  • 10. $160,000
  • 11. $147,200
  • 12. $137,600
  • 13. $128,800
  • 14. $122,400
  • 15. $117,600
  • 16. $112,800
  • 17. $108,000
  • 18. $103,200
  • 19. $99,200
  • 20. $96,000
  • 21. $92,800
  • 22. $90,400
  • 23. $88,000
  • 24. $85,600
  • 25. $83,200
  • 26. $80,800
  • 27. $78,400
  • 28. $76,000
  • 29. $73,600
  • 30. $71,200
  • 31. $68,800
  • 32. $66,400
  • 33. $64,000
  • 34. $61,600
  • 35. $60,000
  • 36. $58,400
  • 37. $56,800
  • 38. $55,200
  • 39. $53,600
  • 40. $52,000
  • 41. $50,400
  • 42. $48,800
  • 43. $47,200
  • 44. $45,600
  • 45. $44,000
  • 46. $42,400
  • 47. $40,800
  • 48. $39,200
  • 49. $37,600
  • 50. $36,000
  • 51. $34,400
  • 52. $32,800
  • 53. $31,200
  • 54. $29,600
  • 55. $28,000
  • 56. $26,400
  • 57. $24,800
  • 58. $24,000
  • 59. $23,200
  • 60. $22,400
  • 61. $21,600
  • 62. $20,800
  • 63. $20,000
  • 64. $19,200
  • 65. $18,400

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