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:
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.