How much did Tiger Woods earn from the US Open 2024? Earnings explored

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How much did Tiger Woods earn this week?

Tiger Woods failed to make it to the weekend as he missed the cut at the 2024 US Open. He carded +7 in two rounds on a strenuous Pinehurst Golf Course No. 2 and missed the two-cut line by two strokes.

Despite missing the cut, Tiger Woods earned $10,000 this week, as all golfers who failed to make it to the weekend received this amount. The USGA chief executive, Mike Whan, had revealed this earlier, stating the challenges of getting into the field for the US Open.

"We pay you even if you miss the cut because we really believe that making the cut at the US Open is getting one of these 156 [spots]," Whan was quoted as saying by The Mirror. "Think about it. Of 10,200 [who attempt to qualify], only 156 are here."

Hence, all golfers who missed the cut, including Tiger Woods, received $10,000 for competing in the 2024 US Open. This prize money will comfort the 15-time Major Championship winner, as he hasn't received much monetary benefit this year, having missed the cut at the 2024 PGA Championship and finished 60th at the Masters.

Tiger Woods earned $10,000 despite missing the cut at the 2024 US Open
Tiger Woods earned $10,000 despite missing the cut at the 2024 US Open

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods has earned the highest amount ($120,999,166) on the PGA Tour, with 82 PGA Tour trophies and 15 Major Championships. And despite going through challenging times with his game, Tiger was only the second active billionaire athlete named by Forbes in 2022.


Tiger Woods reflects on his performance at the 2024 US Open

Tiger Woods reflected on his performance at the 2024 US Open after missing the cut on Friday. Woods believed he played well to be in contention, but it didn't work out.

"I hit a lot of good shots that just didn't quite go my way, or I hit good putts, and then I put myself in a couple of bad spots with some bad lag putts. But again, as I said, it was probably the highest score I could have shot today," Tiger Woods told the press.

The 48-year-old golfer last won the US Open in 2008 and his last Major win came at The Masters in 2019. However, due to various injuries, Tiger has struggled to get in sync with his game. Hence, he sounded skeptical while answering about his last appearance at Majors.

"As far as my last Open Championship or US Open Championship, I don't know what that is. It may or may not be," Woods commented.

Meanwhile, the next time we see Tiger Woods competing might be in July in the Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club from July 18. He will hope to showcase a better performance in the final Major Championship of the year and at least try to get into the weekend.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee
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