2022 AIG Women’s Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 08/05/2022, 8:00 PM EDT

The LPGA Tour is nearing the end of its 2022 season, with less than 15 tournaments left on the schedule. After an intense battle at the Ladies Scottish Open last week, the golfers are now competing in the 2022 AIG Women’s Open, the fifth and final major. And here is all about the prize money and the other benefits the event offers its players! 

The total purse of the 72-hole tournament is $7,300,000. According to R&A officials, it has increased by a 26% from 2021, and 125% since the R&A began its partnership with AIG. 

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Like most LPGA Tour events, the AIG Open makes a cut after the first two rounds, letting the top 70 and ties advance to the final two rounds. Nonetheless, only the players who finished all 72-holes would be eligible to win the prize money.  

The champion’s benefits 

The purse money is distributed among all the players who last for all the 72 holes. Notably, the winner will receive $1,095,000, an 15% standard payout according to the LPGA Tour’s prize distribution chart. However, the major tournament offers some benefits only for its champion.

Apart from money, she would be able to earn 650 points toward the Race to the CME Globe. She will also receive 100 Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking points, which will help her to get a high position on the world rankings. 

Notably, the point can help the players get into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. Only the top 60 golfers in the world standing after the Pelican Women’s Championship would get a chance to play in the same. The prize money for the season-ending tournament is $1.5 million. 

The 2022 AIG Women’s Open champion will also get a 5-season exemption and berths into other big tournaments. 

The purse distribution at the 2022 AIG Women’s Open

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The Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland is the venue for the 156 women golfers to try and win the final major of the season! With the top players like Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Jin Young Ko, and Nelly Korda on the field, the audience can expect a last-minute battle to win the title this week. Moreover, the defending champion, the Swedish golfer Anna Nordqvist, is also a part of the field. 

But before women’s golf gets its fifth and final champion, here is the list that contains the player’s payout for it:

POSITIONPRIZE MONEY
1$1,095,000
2$679,250
3$492,750
4$381,180
5$306,808
6$251,021
7$210,116
8$184,084
9$165,491
10$150,614
11$139,456
12$130,155
13$121,976
14$114,541
15$107,843
16$101,893
17$96,692
18$92,228
19$88,509
20$85,530
21$82,559
22$79,581
23$76,610
24$73,631
25$71,033
26$68,430
27$65,820
28$63,218
29$60,619
30$58,385
31$56,155
32$53,921
33$51,691
34$49,458
35$47,603
36$45,742
37$43,884
38$42,022
39$40,161
40$38,675
41$37,190
42$35,704
43$34,211
44$32,726
45$31,609
46$30,492
47$29,379
48$28,262
49$27,145
50$26,028
51$25,291
52$24,543
53$23,798
54$23,057
55$22,312
56$21,564
57$20,827
58$20,079
59$19,341
60$18,593
61$18,224
62$17,849
63$17,480
64$17,108
65$16,732
66$16,363
67$15,994
68$15,615
69$15,246
70$14,877

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As a major tournament, the competition would be tough at the Muirfield Golf Club this week. Who do you think can win the 2022 AIG Women’s Open title?

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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