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British Open Prize Money 2016: Final Leaderboard, Total Purse and Payouts

Tom Beck@@twjbeckContributor IJuly 17, 2016

Henrik Stenson of Sweden holds up the trophy tom the crowd after winning the British Open Golf Championships at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Ben Curtis/Associated Press

Henrik Stenson won the 2016 British Open on Sunday with a round of 63 to record an overall total of 20 shots under par, three ahead of the closest challenger, Phil Mickelson.

Four birdies on the final five holes sealed the Championship for the Swede, who entered Round 4 tied at the top of the standings at 12-under with his American rival.

The victory secured the world No. 6 his first Major title, with the Royal Troon course once again selected for the 145th edition of the legendary tournament, the first time since 2004.

Mickelson produced a superb bogey-free 65 on his fourth round of the weekend but ended his time in Scotland as a runner-up in a major for the 11th time in his career, per BBC Sport.

Read on for the classification and information regarding the 2016 British Open prize money with a total purse of $8.59 million (£6.5 million).

          

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Payouts 

British Open 2016 Payouts
PlacePlayerPayout
1:Henrik Stenson$1,551,000
2:Phil Mickelson$891,000
3:J.B. Holmes$571,560
4:Steve Stricker$444,840
T5:Rory McIlroy$311,080
T5:Tyrrell Hatton$311,080
T5:Sergio Garcia$311,080
8:Andrew Johnston$224,400
T9:Dustin Johnson$178,640
T9:Soren Kjeldsen$178,640
T9:Bill Haas$178,640
T12:Matthew Southgate$122,265
T12:Andy Sullivan$122,265
T12:Emiliano Grillo$122,265
T12:Gary Woodland$122,265
T12:Zach Johnson$122,265
T12:Patrick Reed$122,265
T18:Miguel Jimenez$91,575
T18:Charl Schwartzel$91,575
T18:Keegan Bradley$91,575
T18:Tony Finau$91,575
T22:Lee Westwood$69, 176
T22:Jason Dufner$69, 176
T22:Justin Rose$69, 176
T22:David Howell$69, 176
T22:Jason Day$69, 176
T22:Thongchai Jaidee$69, 176
T22:Brandt Snedeker$69, 176
T22:Kevin Na$69, 176
T30:Jordan Spieth$51,535
T30:Russell Knox$51,535
T30:Darren Clarke$51,535
T30:Ryan Palmer$51,535
T30:Thomas Pieters$51,535
T30:Haydn Porteous$51,535
T36:Padraig Harrington$42,900
T36:Francesco Molinari$42,900
T36:Martin Kaymer$42,900
T39:Bubba Watson$37,125
T39:Matt Jones$37,125
T39:Rafael Cabrera Bello$37,125
T39:Webb Simpson$37,125
T43:Adam Scott$31,350
T43:Luke Donald$31,350
T43:Jim Herman$31,350
T46:Harris English$25,250
T46:Richard Sterne$25,250
T46:Rickie Fowler$25,250
T46:Ryan Moore$25,250
T46:Alexander Noren$25,250
T46:Nicolas Colsaerts$25,250
T46:Matt Kuchar$25,250
T53:Danny Willett$22,123
T53:Kevin Chappell$22,123
T53:Kyung-tae Kim$22,123
T53:Justin Thomas$22,123
T53:Marc Leishman$22,123
58:Ryan Evans$21,384
T59:Daniel Summerhays$21,054
T59:Jon Rahm$21,054
T59:Jim Furyk$21,054
T59:Byeong-Hun An$21,054
T63:Mark O'Meara$20,592
T63:Paul Lawrie$20,592
T63:Graeme McDowell$20,592
T66:Zander Lombard$20,262
T66:Harold Varner, III$20,262
T68:Marco Dawson$19,866
T68:Patton Kizzire$19,866
T68:James Hahn$19,866
T68:Anirban Lahiri$19,866
T72:Scott Hend$19,338
T72:Yuta Ikeda$19,338
T72:Branden Grace$19,338
T72:Jamie Donaldson$19,338
76:Kevin Kisner$19,008
77:Charley Hoffman$18,876
78:Colin Montgomerie$18,744
T79:Kodai Ichihara$18,546
T79:Soomin Lee$18,546
81:Greg Chalmers$18, 384
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Recap

Matt Dunham/Associated Press

Stenson displayed astonishing consistency on the final day of the tournament south of Glasgow. The manner of his title success was all the more alarming when compared to the sublime performance from closest challenger Mickelson.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the score of 20 under marks the equal-best showing in any major ever. Former BBC journalist Ben Smith considered the final day's action to be some of the best he had ever seen:

Ben Smith @BSmith

An unforgettable afternoon on the Ayrshire coast. Pure perfection by Stenson to win #TheOpen https://t.co/OgbyVuzUuX https://t.co/6cSwes1laN

In a remarkable performance, Stenson dropped two shots with bogeys on the first and 11th but ended the day with 10 birdies, per TheOpen.com.

The 40-year-old Scandinavian was simply untouchable on the links course, and while the 2013 Open champion leapfrogged him on the opening hole of the day, Stenson was back ahead by his third tee shot. 

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 17:  Henrik Stenson of Sweden acknowledges the crowd as he walks on the on the 18th hole during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/G
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The pair were runaway leaders at the summit of the standings with American J.B. Holmes finishing 11 shots back from Mickelson in third, Steve Stricker fourth and Rory McIlroy joint fifth alongside Tyrrell Hatton and Sergio Garcia with four under.

The Open title challengers were jousting at the top throughout the final day, with Mickelson moving himself joint level by the fourth hole with a magnificent eagle. Birdies were the theme of the day for both players, who went toe-to-toe on the front nine with near-perfect shot selection and execution.

Peter Morrison/Associated Press

Stenson finally made his mark on the standings with back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th to move two clear of the five-time majors winner. The Open's Twitter account captured the moment Stenson found the cup on the 15th:

The Open @TheOpen

He's holed it. Two shot lead for Stenson with three to play. #TheOpen https://t.co/xCrK3OtiXK

After matching each other's birdies and par score on the 16th and 17th holes, it was up to Mickelson to make up the one-stroke deficit. Stenson was fortunate to not find the bunker off his final tee shot of the Championship but went on to birdie the hole to finish the day two strokes better off than his rival.

The Open provided footage of the historic title-winning putt:

The Open @TheOpen

The putt that won it. Well done Henrik. #TheOpen https://t.co/ChYMyMswyP

Stenson was delighted to lift his first majors trophy on Sunday but claimed it will take time for him to realise his achievements. Per Sky Sports (h/t BBC Sport's Luke Reddy and Alex Bysouth), he told reporters:

It hasn't sunk in yet. When you are fighting as hard as I've done it's just relief when you come off the 18th and know it's done.

All those joyful feelings haven't really had time to take place, you don't want to get ahead of yourself.

I felt like it was my time. You can't guarantee it by any means and I had to play some great golf to get there.

Up next on the tour is the PGA Championship commencing on Thursday, July 28 at Baltusrol Golf Course in Springfield, New Jersey, USA. Defending champion Jason Day will be looking to better his finish from this weekend (T22) when he heads to favoured territory. 

For the time being, the focus is rightly on Stenson's sensational achievements. Mickelson's misfortune at majors continued to hang over him, but Stenson's enthralling performance will long be remembered.

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