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British Open Prize Money 2012: Individual Payouts For The $8 Million Purse

After looking hard at how much money he could have taken home if he hadn't stumbled down the stretch, second place finisher Adam Scott will surely be kicking himself for years for not landing the grand prize of this year's $8 million purse at the 2012 British Open.

Instead of Scott taking home the grand prize, a distinction that also happens to be worth 600 FedEx Cup points, it was Ernie Els who backed his way into the $1.452 million first place payout after Sunday's final round. Scott's second place prize totals a nice chunk of change at more than $838,000, but means that his gaffe down the stretch cost him more than $600,000.

Tied for third place and each taking home $479,992 apiece will be Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker, two players who are no doubt upset about their inability to take advantage of opportunities over the weekend. Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald each took home $314,617 for their efforts in a tie for fifth place, while Nicolas Colsaerts, who carded a final-round-low 65 on Sunday, earned $229,912 in a tie for seventh place.

Go here for the full payouts and points breakdowns for each player.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.