The 2016 ISPS Handa Perth International golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from February 25-28, 2016, at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club located in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup in Western Australia. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the golfers to win this week at the 2016 Perth International.
The Perth International golf tournament was first played in 2012 with American Bo Van Pelt as the inaugural winner. Jin Jeong from South Korea won the tournament in 2013 and Thorbjorn Olesen from Norway won in 2014. The Perth International, which is owned by IMG, was not played in 2015.
The biggest name golfer playing in the 2016 Perth International is 2010 British Open winner Louis Ooosthuizen. Thorbjorn Olesen and Jin Jeong are also playing with each trying to pick up their second wins in this tournament. Stephen Gallacher, who has the hottest cousin you will ever see in Kirsty Gallacher who reports on golf is also playing as are Americans David Lipsky, Ryan Carter, Berry Henson, Paul Peterson, Peter Uihlein and Daniel IM.
The total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 Perth International is $1.264 million. On the European Tour website the prize money for each spot is listed in Euros so the money below has been converted from Euros to dollars at the current market rate of 1.10. The prize money can vary a little bit based upon ties and how many players make the cut and currency fluctuations.
- Winner – $205,716
The winner of the 2016 ISPS Handa Perth International golf tournament will earn $205,716. The winner of a regular European Tour golf tournament typically gets 16.67% of the total prize money. If we calculate 16.67% of the total purse of $1.264 million we get $210,709.
- Second place – $137,143
Second place at the 2016 Perth International is worth $137,143. Golfers who have come in second place in this tournament in the past include Victor Dubuisson from France in 2014, Ross Fisher from England in 2013 and American Jason Dufner, who won the 2013 PGA Championship golf major, in 2012.
- Third place – $77,268
Third place is worth $77,268 at the 2016 Perth International. Players who have come in third in this tournament in the past include Mark Foster from England in 2014 and Alejandro Canizares from Spain in 2012. In 2013, Danny Willett from England tied for third with Brody Ninyette and Dimitrios Papadatos both from Australia.
- Fourth place – $61,716
Fourth place at the 2016 Perth International is worth $61,716. In 2014, Lucas Bjerrergaard from Denmark and Florida State, David Drysdale from Scotland, James Morrison from England and South Carolina, and Steve Dartnall and Matthew Griffin from Australia all tied for fourth place in this tournament.
- Fifth place – $52,335