R&A Announces Purse for 2022 AIG Women’s British Open

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JUNE 06: The AIG Women's Open trophy at the first tee during the Media Day prior to the AIG Women's Open at Muirfield on June 6, 2022 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/R&A/R&A via Getty Images) **

Muirfield, Scotland: The R&A and AIG continue to increase the prize fund for the AIG Women’s Open with the winner set to receive USD1.095 million.

The R&A announced that the total prize fund for the AIG Women’s Open, played from 4-7 August 2022 at Muirfield, will be USD7.3 million, a 26% increase on 2021.

With the support of title sponsor AIG, the prize fund for the Championship has grown by 125% since 2018, the year before AIG’s partnership with The R&A commenced.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “Last year we took a very bold step to substantially increase the prize fund of the AIG Women’s Open. This year at the AIG Women’s Open, the players will be competing for $7.3 million, which is an increase of 26% on last year and also sees the total investment into the prize fund increase by just over $4million or 125% since The R&A and AIG began our partnership in 2019.

“In AIG, we have the support of a deeply trusted partner, as we look to continue to elevate the AIG Women’s Open.”

Peter Zaffino, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AIG said, “We are proud to be the title sponsor of the AIG Women’s Open and to serve as allies to women in golf, business and the communities where we live and work. Thanks to our great partnership with The R&A we continue to make progress on pay equity while raising the profile of women’s golf and showcasing the tremendous talent of the elite women athletes competing in this iconic Championship.”  

How the AIG Women’s Open prize fund has grown

  • 2022 – $7.3million
  • 2021 – $5.8million
  • 2020 – $4.5million
  • 2019 – $4.5million (beginning of The R&A and AIG partnership)
  • 2018 – $3.25million

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