The Australian Open has increased its total prize purse by 14 to a record AU50m (34.8m with AU3.7m (2.6m) up for grabs for the winners of the singles tournaments, organisers said on Wednesday.
The 2016 Emirates Australian Open was won by Jordan Spieth, who won the title for the second time in three years, defeating Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith in a three-man sudden-death playoff at Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Australia.
"If I am intelligent I know that perhaps for playing two tournaments that are important then I have to waste more time and skip another time of the season.
R4, total, money 1, jordan Spieth,641, t2, ashley Hall,725,.Former golf world.1 Vijay Singh has taken aim at the prize money on offer in Australian golf.Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: "We are committed to further improving the pay and conditions on the international tennis tour to ensure every professional tennis player is properly compensated.1st 225,000.00 2nd 127,500.00 3rd 84,375.00 4th 60,000.00 5th 50,000.00 6th 45,000.00 7th 40,000.00 8th 36,250.00 9th 33,750.00 10th 31,250.00, click for full Prize Money Breakdown.
The Argentinian capped a brilliant comeback season from career-threatening wrist problems by leading his country to a first Davis Cup title last month.
Singh, who has returned home to play on the Natadola Bay course he redesigned, compared the purse to that of the Australian Open, which was worth.25 million last year.
Meanwhile, 38th-ranked Juan Martin del Potro (above) is likely to miss the tournament for the third straight year.
Should Andy Murray once again suffer in the final for a fifth time, he could at the very least be consoled by tournament earnings worth nearly 1m - around 200,000 more than he made last year.The best easter gifts three players finished tied for first after 72 holes with a total of 12-under 276.POS, player, tO PAR, r1, r2,.At a press conference in Argentina to promote two exhibition matches he will play against David Ferrer next week, the 28-year-old said: "I still do not know if I'm going to play Australia.In the women's draw British No1 Johanna Konta has been handed a tricky tie against Venus Williams while British No2 Heather Watson takes on Timea Babos."This tournament has more prize money than the Australian Open - that's ridiculous really.".