• Money matters: How much the Saffas banked

    Erik van Rooyen at The Open
    Cash in the bank

    The Open Championship offered up a record purse, with Louis Oosthuizen and Erik van Rooyen banking over a million rand each for the week.

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    Winner Shane Lowry banked a whopping R26 883 498 for his effort while runner-up Tommy Fleetwood was consoled by R15 560 472.

    The majority of the South Africans failed to make inroads after the cut, but nevertheless brought back some substantial Euros for surviving the demanding course and brutal weather conditions.

    What they earned:

    T20. Louis Oosthuizen, Erik van Rooyen – €81 121 or R1 269 156

    T32. Ernie Els, Dylan Frittelli – €49 976 or R781 885

    T41. Justin Harding – €32 790 or R513 006

    T50. Branden Grace – €25 146 or R393 414

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