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How much prize money does the winner get at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open?

The highly awaited 2023 RBC Canadian Open promises fierce competition and a substantial financial reward for the top-performing golfers.

Rory McIlroy RBC Canadian Open
Michael ReavesAFP

Get ready for the 112th RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale Golf and Country Club from June 8th to 11th. Despite facing challenges in recent years and often being overlooked by other top-tier tournaments, the Canadian Open has an illustrious history and strives to regain its prominence on the golfing stage.

It was once considered the third-most significant event among professionals, trailing only the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. It has been continuously running for years, except for disruptions caused by World Wars I and II and the COVID-19 pandemic. Remarkable moments have occurred throughout the tournament’s rich heritage, including Golf’s Triple Crown, which only two players in history achieved - Lee Trevino in 1971 and Tiger Woods in 2000.


The defending champion, McIlroy, is set to lead the field in the upcoming tournament. However, other notable players, such as Cameron Young, Sam Burns, and Sahith Theegala, are also sponsored by RBC and taking part. Out of the 156 players competing, ten are currently in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

2023 RBC Canadian Open prize money

With the winner’s payout confirmed as a $9 million purse, players are vying to secure a lucrative share of the impressive prize.

Topping the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard will earn the triumphant golfer $1,620,000. This substantial cash reward awaits the player who demonstrates skill, resilience, and composure under the intense pressure of the tournament.

Coming in at second place is no small feat, with a generous payout of $981,000. The runner-up will be rewarded handsomely for their exceptional performance, showcasing the fierce competition and talent present at the event.

Claiming the third spot on the leaderboard carries its financial reward, with a decent payout of $621,000. This sizeable amount is a testament to the competitiveness and skill displayed by the golfers battling for a place among the top ranks.