U.S. Open Purse

Last Modified Jun 08, 2024 19:36 GMT

For its 124th edition, one of golf's most important competitions, the United States Open Championship, will return to its iconic venue, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club's Course No. 2. The greatest golfers in the world will converge on this iconic location, which is recognised as a "major" championship along with the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, and The Open Championship, from June 13–16, 2024. The US Open in this year's lineup looks to be an exciting show. While rising talents aim to make their mark on this vast platform, former champions might compete to add another championship to their record. Four rounds of stroke play will be used to play out the drama, with the winner being the golfer with the lowest total score.


What is the purse for the 2024 U.S. Open?

Pinehurst is preparing the field for yet another challenging test, and on Sunday, the 124th US Open champion will be crowned. Along with that, there's a chance to win a Jack Nicklaus medal and a portion of the enticing prize money. The United States Golf Association (USGA) declared a $20 million total purse in 2023, making it the first major tournament to do so. The 2024 US Open purse has not yet been revealed.


Read More : US Open Schedule


U.S. Open Payout

The 2023 U.S. Open winner's share was $3.6 million.

The prize money for the 2024 edition will be revealed the week of the tournament. The 2023 prize money totals for each golfer are listed below.


PositionPlayerScoreEarnings
1Wyndham Clark-10$3,600,000
2Rory McIlroy-9$2,160,000
3Scottie Scheffler-7$1,413,430
4Cameron Smith-6$990,867
T5Tommy Fleetwood-5$738,934
T5Min Woo Lee-5$738,934
T5Rickie Fowler-5$738,934
T8Tom Kim-4$562,808
T8Harris English-4$562,808
T10Austin Eckroat-3$430,018
T10Jon Rahm-3$430,018
T10Xander Schauffele-3$430,018
T10Dustin Johnson-3$430,018
T14Russell Henley-2$332,343
T14Collin Morikawa-2$332,343
T14Patrick Cantlay-2$332,343
T17Brooks Koepka-1$284,167
T17Matt Fitzpatrick-1$284,167
19Viktor HovlandE$258,662
T20Jordan Smith+1$200,152
T20Nick Hardy+1$200,152
T20Denny McCarthy+1$200,152
T20Keith Mitchell+1$200,152
T20Shane Lowry+1$200,152
T20Bryson DeChambeau+1$200,152
T20Ryutaro Nagano+1$200,152
T27Sahith Theegala+2$143,294
T27Sergio Garcia+2$143,294
T27Justin Suh+2$143,294
T27Tyrrell Hatton+2$143,294
T27Padraig Harrington+2$143,294
T32Dylan Wu+3$108,001
T32Patrick Rodgers+3$108,001
T32Sam Burns+3$108,001
T32Joaquin Niemann+3$108,001
T32Cameron Young+3$108,001
T32Tony Finau+3$108,001
T32Hideki Matsuyama+3$108,001
T39Gordon Sargent (a)+4$0
T39Eric Cole+4$85,441
T39Si Woo Kim+4$85,441
T39David Puig+4$85,441
T43Sam Bennett+5$66,525
T43Andrew Putnam+5$66,525
T43Sam Stevens+5$66,525
T43Billy Horschel+5$66,525
T43Ryan Fox+5$66,525
T43Brian Harman+5$66,525
T49Mackenzie Hughes+6$49,224
T49Sebastian Munoz+6$49,224
T49Charley Hoffman+6$49,224
T49Kevin Streelman+6$49,224
T49Gary Woodland+6$49,224
T54Abraham Ancer+7$45,271
T54Romain Langasque+7$45,271
T56Ryan Gerard+8$44,421
T56Patrick Reed+8$44,421
58Yuto Katsuragawa+9$43,783
59Adam Hadwin+11$43,358
T60Jacob Solomon+12$42,295
T60Adam Svensson+12$42,295
62Ben Carr (a)+13$0
63Ryo Ishikawa+14$42,080
64Aldrich Potgieter (a)+15$0
65Maxwell Moldovan (a)+17$0


U.S. Open Prize Money

The winner's share of the $12 million purse in the 2017 US Open was $2.16 million. The official prize money utilised in the Race to Dubai is determined by the European Tour using conversion rates in effect at the time of the competition.


Like the other majors, a golfer who wins the US Open receives several benefits that, if he isn't already among the sport's finest players, extensively safeguard his career. For the next five years, winners of the US Open receive automatic invitations to compete in the other three majors. In addition, they will receive an automatic invitation to participate in The Players Championship for five years, and they will not be required to qualify for the US Open for ten years.


Additionally, winners may be eligible for a five-year PGA Tour exemption, granted automatically to ordinary members. When a non-member of the PGA Tour wins the US Open, they can choose to sign with the tour within 60 days of the victory or before the start of any of the following five seasons.


Lastly, upon turning 50, champions of the US Open are automatically invited to three of the five senior majors: the Senior PGA Championship, the Senior British Open, and the US Senior Open. Their invites are valid for five years each.


The top four players of the US Open automatically receive invitations to the Masters the following season. In contrast, the top ten finishers are entirely exempt from having to qualify for the following year's Open.


Read More : US Open Winners

FAQ's On U.S. Open Purse

Q. Who is the defending champion?

A. Wyndham Clark is the US Open defending champion. 

Q. How much did Wyndham Clark earn after winning the US Open 2023?

A. 29-year-old claimed his first major title, and he bagged the prize money of $3 million.

Q. At the U.S. Open, how much does the caddy receive?

A. Although caddies are independent contractors and can set their own terms, it is a reasonable assumption that the winning caddie will receive ten per cent of the total prize money. 

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