From £75 to £1.175m... The staggering Troon Open prize increase

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1923 – Arthur Havers (£75)

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1950 – Bobby Locke (£300)

Bobby Locke

1962 – Arnold Palmer (£1,400)

Arnold Palmer

1973 – Tom Weiskopf (£5,500)

Tom Weiskopf

1982 – Tom Watson (£32,000)

Tom Watson

1989 – Mark Calcavecchia (£80,000)

Mark Calcavecchia

1997 – Justin Leonard (£250,000)

Justin Leonard

2004 – Todd Hamilton (£720,000)

GBR: The 2004 Open Golf Royal Troon

2016 - Winner will receive £1,175,000!

Royal Troon

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