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The AIG Women’s Open was the latest major championship to significantly bump its prize money in 2023.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers announced before the final major of the season at Walton Heath that there was a 23% increase in the total prize purse compared to last year’s event at Muirfield.

The world’s best players competed for a share of $9million on the Surrey heathland, compared to the $7.3m purse that was on offer in 2022.

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And Sunday’s dominant six-shot winner at Walton Heath, Lilia Vu, claimed a record $1.35million first prize.

Slumbers also confirmed that AIG, the tournaments title sponsor, would extend its partnership until 2030.

“The future of women’s golf is bright, and it’s up to us with the support of the wider industry to take bold steps in a way that is financially sustainable to ensure our aspirations become reality,” he said.

“Part of the elevation of the AIG Women’s Open is to stage it on the best courses that present the greatest challenge, as is evident this week here at Walton Heath.

“We are hosted by great courses and we are showcasing the world’s greatest women’s golfers at a truly international championship.”

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The big increase in prize money at Walton Heath mirrors moves made by the other four major championships in women’s golf.

The USGA still sets the standard with the US Women’s Open prize money at $11million this year, while there have also been rises at the Chevron Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA and Amundi Evian Championship.

Here’s how much each player who made the cut took home from Walton Heath this week…

AIG Women’s Open 2023 prize money payout

Winner: Lilia Vu: $1,350,000

2. Charley Hull: $887,762

3. Jiyai Shin: $642,983

T4. Hyo Joo Kim, Amy Yang: $447,746.50

T6. Angel Yin, Ally Ewing, Allisen Corpuz: $278,545.33

T9. Andrea Lee, Olivia Cowan: $203,705

T11. Linn Grant, Nelly Korda, Nasa Hataoka, Alison Lee, Akie Iwai: $157,429.20

T16. Jeongeun Lee6, Anna Nordqvist, Jenny Shin, Alice Hewson, Celine Boutier: $118,288

T21. Perrine Delacour, Minami Katsu, Yuna Nishimura, Hae Ran Ryu, Diksha Dagar, Ayaka Furue, Miyuu Yamashita, Ryann O’Toole, Xiyu Janet Lin: $89,817.11

T30. Megan Khang, Jin Young Ko, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Yuri Yoshida, Leona Maguire, Georgia Hull: $65,655

T36. Atthaya Thitikul, Gemma Dryburgh, Grace Kim, Mao Saigo: $52,640

T40. A Lim Kim, Gaby Lopez, Aditi Ashok, In Gee Chun: $44,099

T44. Nicole Broch Estrup, Yu Liu, Wei-ling Hsu, Rose Zhang, Mina Harigae, Kylie Henry: $35,556

T50. Johanna Gustavson, Minjee Lee, Jaravee Boonchant, Lindsey Weaver-Wright, Maja Stark, Kokona Sakurai: $27,961.33

T56. Stephanie Meadow, Moriya Jutanugarn, Lindy Duncan, Klara Davidson Spilkova, Angela Stanford: $22,623

T61. Cara Gainer, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ruoning Yin, Charlotte Heath (a), Eun Hee Ji: $19,206.80

T66. Hye-jin Choi, Na Rin An, Caroline Hedwall: $17,253.67

T69. Morgane Metraux, Danielle Kang: $16,034.50

71. Pajaree Anannarukarn: $11,786

72. Julia Lopez Ramirez: $0

73. Haruka Kawasaki: $11,241

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