The 2016 Hero Indian Open golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from March 17-20, 2016, at the Delhi Golf Club located in New Delhi, India. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the golfers to win at the 2016 Hero Indian Open.
The Indian Open golf tournament dates back to 1964 but the event just became a European Tour event in 2015 when native son Anirban Lahiri won the tournament. Prior to becoming a European Tour event the biggest name golfer to ever win the Indian Open is three-time major winner Payne Stewart who won it in 1981.
Anirban Lahiri is back to defend his title in 2016 and he is joined by three-time major winner Padraig Harrington as well as seven American players. The seven Americans playing in the 2016 Indian Open are David Lipsky, Paul Peterson, Jason Knutzon, Berry Henson, Brett Munson, Daniel IM and Peter Uihlein who finished fourth last week in the European Tour event held in Thailand.
The total prize money up for grabs for the European Tour golfers at the Indian Open is $1.66 million. On the European Tour website the total prize money is listed in American dollars but the individual payouts are listed in Euros. The prize money below has been converted from Euros to dollars at the current rate of 1.11.
- Winner – $273,836
The winner of the 2016 Hero Indian Open will earn $273,836. That total is 16.5% of the total prize money of $1.66 million. In a typical European Tour event the winner will earn 16.67% of the total prize money.
- Second place – $182,557
Second place is worth $182,557 at the 2016 Indian Open in New Delhi. Last year, Shiv Chawrasia from India finished in second place here. Chawrasia actually tied Anirban Lahiri in regulation play last year but lost a playoff to Lahiri who won the tournament.
- Third place – $102,855
Third place at the 2016 Hero Indian Open is worth $102,855. Marcus Fraser, Joakim Lagergren, Prayad Marksaeng and Mithun Perera all tied for third place in this tournament. Marcus Fraser won the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia on the European Tour a few weeks ago.
- Fourth place – $82,153
Fourth place is worth $82,855 at the 2016 Indian Open in New Delhi. This is 5% of the total prize fund of $1.66 million for this tournament which is typical for a European Tour event.
- Fifth place – $69,655