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Golf News: - Posted 19th February 1998

Bonus of $1 million for Loch Lomond and Britiish Open

Associated Press

Loch Lomond, Scotland - A bonus of $1 million will be awarded to the golfer who wins both the Loch Lomond World Invitational and the British Open Championship this summer.

Standard Life, which is underwriting the Loch Lomond tournament July 8-11, will pay the bonus if the same player also wins the Open Championship July 16-19 at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.

First prize at Loch Lomond is $232,000 and the winner of the British Open will earn $492,000. With the bonus, that would bring total winnings for the two events to approximately $1.7 million.

Tom Lehman won at Loch Lomond last year and was the defending Open champion, but he finished tied for 24th in his defense last summer at Royal Troon.