29 Jun '15, 10am

European Tour prize money reaches record levels

European Tour players will compete for record prize money of €166 million in The 2015 Race to Dubai – an 18.5 per cent increase on last year – thanks chiefly to the addition of seven new tournaments to the International Schedule. The rise of €26 million from 2014’s figures has also been helped by prize fund increases for four tournaments, including The European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, which had a record purse of €5million. This year’s Race to Dubai consists of 48 tournaments played in 27 different countries. The 40 regular European Tour events (excluding the four Major Championships and four World Golf Championships) contribute €97.4 million to the record overall prize money total – an increase of 11.8 per cent on last year. The addition of the US$5 million Bonus Pool, available for the top 15 finishers at the conclusion of The 20...

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