AIG Women’s Open becomes richest event in women’s golf with $1.3 million purse increase

August 18, 2021
Setting a new benchmark for women’s golf, the prize money payout at this week’s AIG Women’s Open will total $5.8 million, that largest of any LPGA major and an increase of $1.3 million from what it was a year ago at Royal Troon. On Sunday evening, the new champion at Carnoustie will receive a check for $870,000.

And there’s more. Continuing a trend that began in 2019, AIG’s first year as title sponsor of the event run by the R&A, next year at Muirfield that number will rise again, this time to “no less than” $6.8 million. Remarkably, that figure is more than double the prize fund from 2018. Golf Digest