R&A announces prize fund for AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield

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The AIG Women's Open trophy (Photo by Mark Runnacles/R&A via Getty Images)

The R&A and AIG continue to increase the prize fund for the AIG Women’s Open with the winner set to receive US$1.095 million.

The R&A announced that the total prize fund for the AIG Women’s Open, starting Thursday this week at Muirfield, will be US$7.3 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

The prize fund for the 2022 AIG Women’s Open is set out below:

Place  USD   Place         USD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
1,095,000
720,028
521,498
402,734
323,565
264,183
220,638
192,929
173,135
157,299
145,419
135,522
126,813
118,898
111,771
105,438
99,899
95,147
91,190
88,019
84,857
81,686
78,524
75,353
72,584
69,815
67,037
64,268
61,499
59,123
56,747
54,371
51,995
49,619
47,645
45,662
43,687
41,705
 
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
39,722
38,141
36,560
34,978
33,389
31,808
30,620
29,432
28,244
27,056
25,868
24,680
23,893
23,099
22,304
21,517
20,723
19,928
19,142
18,347
17,560
16,766
16,372
15,971
15,578
15,184
14,783
14,390
13,996
13,595
13,202
12,808
9,559
9,338
9,117
8,896
8,675
8,454


The AIG Women’s Open will take place from 4 – 7 August 2022 at Muirfield, with tickets now on sale via aigwomensopen.com.

Adult tickets will start from £35 with children aged under 16 years old admitted free of charge. Spectators aged 16-24 years old will be entitled to purchase youth tickets starting from £17.50. A £5 Mastercard discount is available once per person.

For further information on the AIG Women’s Open or to purchase tickets, please visit www.aigwomensopen.com. 

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