The 2015 Women’s British Open golf major is taking place this week from July 30 to August 2, 2015, at the Trump Turnberry golf resort located along the coast from Turnberry Bay along the southern part of the Firth of Clyde in southwestern Scotland in the town of South Ayrshire. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women golfers to win at the 2015 Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry in Scotland.
The Women’s British Open golf tournament has been played since 1976. The tournament did not become a major on the LPGA Tour until 2001. Since the Women’s British Open became a LPGA major, Jiyai Shin (2008, 2012) and Yani Tseng (2010, 2011) jointly hold the record for most wins with two each. Americans Stacy Lewis (2014) and Mo Martin (2014) are the two most recent winners. Stacy Lewis is one of the betting favorites to win in 2015 while Mo Martin has much higher odds.
Total prize money at the 2015 Women’s British Open is $3 million, the same amount as last year. The Women’s British Open is now paid in dollars so no conversion of the prize money has been necessary. The prize money amounts shown below can vary a little bit based upon ties and how many women golfers actually make the cut.
- Winner – $474,575
The winner of the 2015 Women’s British Open golf major will earn a nice paycheck of $474,575. That’s the same amount of money that Mo Martin earned when she won this major last year. Mo Martin’s win in the 2014 Women’s British Open was the first win of her LPGA career and what a great win it was. Mo’s career earnings on the LPGA Tour are $1.4 million, so her win here last year makes up a big chunk of that.
- Second place – $270,000
Second place at the 2015 Women’s British Open golf major is worth $270,000. Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng split $470,408 with each player earning $235,204 when they tied for second place last year. Suzann Pettersen has won two majors so far in her career but her second place finish in the Women’s British Open last year is the best she has done in this major. Suzann Pettersen has 15 wins on the LPGA Tour and earnings of $13.2 million.
- Third place – $200,000
Third place is worth $200,000 at the 2015 Women’s British Open golf major. Shanshan Feng from China, who finished tied for second in this major last year, has one major win in her career and her second here last year was her best showing in the Women’s British Open to date. Shanhsan Feng has won four times on the LPGA Tour and her career earnings are $6 million.
- Fourth place – $151,532
Fourth place at the 2015 Women’s British Open is worth $151,532. That is the same amount of money that Inbee Park earned when she finished fourth in this tournament last year. For her career, Inbee Park has already won six majors but she has not won the Women’s British Open yet. Inbee Park has 15 total wins on the LPGA Tour and career earnings of $11.7 million.
- Fifth place – $123,000
Fifth place at the 2015 Women’s British Open golf major is worth $123,000. Jessica Korda, Angela Stanford, Eun-Hee Ji, and Julieta Granada split $417,700 with each player earning $104,425 when they all tied for fifth place last year. Jessica Korda, who is the daughter of 1998 Australian Open tennis winner Petr Korda who used to do a scissors kick after his wins, has won three times on the LPGA Tour and has earnings of $2 million.
- Sixth place – $108,000
Sixth place is worth $108,000 at the Women’s British Open golf major in 2015. Angela Stanford has never won a major but she has won five times on the LPGA Tour and has earnings of $9.1 million. Eun-Hee Ji won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2009 for her only major win to date. She has two wins and earnings of $3.8 million on the LPGA Tour. Julieta Granada has one win on the LPGA Tour and earnings of $4 million.