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

After bringing home the 2012 British Open title at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Ernie Els has a nice payday coming his way, as he will be awarded $1.394 million of the total purse of $8 million.

In addition to missing out on a major title with his collapse down the stretch, Adam Scott also cost himself a large amount of change, as his payout for second place is approximately $800,000 after the conversion from Euros.

Tiger Woods finished in a tie for third Brandt Snedeker, and the two will each take home a nice prize of $375,802.

A full breakdown of the prize amounts can be found HERE. The purse of $8 million was unchanged from 2011.

You can find a full 2012 British Open Leaderboard at Golf.com.

For more on the Open, stick with SB Nation Tampa Bay's 2012 British Open StoryStream and SB Nation's golf hub for all the latest news year-round.

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