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British Open Purse 2012: What Will Top Finishers Walk Away With?
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Many golf fans in the United States were watching the inside of their eyelids when final-round coverage began, but something amazing was happening at the 2012 British open.

Everybody knows the story by now.

Adam Scott had a four-shot lead with just four holes to play, but we learned that no lead is safe on one of golf's biggest stages.

Tiger Woods showed us a nice choke job on Sunday. Woods' sixth-hole bogey spelled disaster for his championship chances.

Scott and Woods lost out on the winner's purse, but fortunately for them, they made off with a nice chunk of change for their efforts.

Plenty other golfers did as well. With a purse of $8 million, there are plenty of participants who went home happy.

Here is what the top-eight golfers will walk away with for their impressive showings at the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club.

(All earnings are per Golfandcourse.com)

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