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2023 Kenya Open: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 03/10/2023, 9:00 AM EST

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Unlike the PGA Tour, the tournaments of the European Tour take place around the world on different continents. Players with a DP World Tour card are currently competing in the African subcontinent for the Magical Kenya Open. Let’s take a look at how much is the prize money for the event, and what amount will the winner bag home.

Founded in 1967, the tournament first competed under the Safari Circuit banner. However, starting in 1991, the Kenya Open was contested as a Challenge Tour event, which is the official development Tour for the European Tour.

Nonetheless, four years ago, the tournament was promoted to the first tier and is now contested as a DP World Tour event. Amid the promotion of the Tour, it is quite evident that the tournament’s prize money must have also taken a hike.

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The winner’s payout, purse, and more details about the Kenya Open

The 2023 Kenya Open commenced on March 8th at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya, and will end on March 12th. Despite being 113 years old, the golf club only made its DP World Tour debut last year after hosting the previous season’s edition of the tournament. The defending champion, Wu Ashun, will also be participating, hoping to successfully defend his title.

However, to retain his title, the Chinese golfer will have to overcome 155 other players on the field. But Ashun hasn’t started the tournament as he had hoped. He is currently struggling around the cut line after the end of the first round. This may result in the crowning of a new Kenya Open winner on Sunday.

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The purse size for the DP World Tour event is $2 million. The winner of the Magical Kenya Open will take home $340,000. Moreover, the top 4 finishers at the European Tour event will earn a six-figure amount. However, as the list of positions goes below, the figures also are lowered to four figures.

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Prize money breakdown of the Kenya Open

Let’s take a look at how much will European Tour golfers earn at the Muthaiga Golf Club earn:

1st$340,000
2nd$220,000
3rd$125,000
4th$100,000
5th$84,800
6th$70,000
7th$60,000
8th$50,000
9th$44,800
10th$40,000
11th$36,800
12th$34,400
13th$32,200
14th$30,600
15th$29,400
16th$28,200
17th$27,000
18th$25,800
19th$24,800
20th$24,000
21st$23,200
22nd$22,600
23rd$22,000
24th$21,400
25th$20,800
26th$20,200
27th$19,600
28th$19,000
29th$18,400
30th$17,800
31st$17,200
32nd$16,600
33rd$16,000
34th$15,400
35th$14,800
36th$14,200
37th$13,800
38th$13,400
39th$13,000
40th$12,600
41st$12,200
42nd$11,800
43rd$11,400
44th$11,000
45th$10,600
46th$10,200
47th$9,800
48th$9,400
49th$9,000
50th$8,600
51st$8,200
52nd$7,800
53rd$7,400
54th$7,000
55th$6,800
56th$6,600
57th$6,400
58th$6,200
59th$6,000
60th$5,800
61st$5,600
62nd$5,400
63rd$5,200
64th$5,000
65th$4,800

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Who do you think will win the $340,000 prize money? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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