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2012 British Open Purse: Ernie Els Takes Home $1.4 Million Prize

After his improbable rise to the top of the leaderboard, Ernie Els now has a nice chunk of change to go with the Claret Jug.

Although the purse of nearly $8 million is unchanged from last year, Els will still be very happy with the $1.4 million he will take home for winning the tournament.

As for Adam Scott, his collapse down the stretch proved to be very costly, as he receives $800,000 for coming in second, so that horrible finish cost him nearly $600,000.

Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker tied for third, so the two of them will split the winnings for third and fourth place, with each of them receiving $375,802.

A full breakdown of the purse distribution can be found HERE.

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