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British Open purse to exceed $8 million at Muirfield

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The rich will get noticeably richer at next month's Open Championship. 

According to a Reuters report, the champion of the year's third major will receive a 45,000-pound raise from last year, equivalent to about $69,000.

That will put the winner's haul at $1.45 million. 

Overall, the purse will increase approximately $380,000 from last year, to just over $8 million.