US Open 2017: Purse, Winner’s Share & Prize Money Distribution

22


US Open 2017, Purse, Prize Money Distribution, Winner's Share, Payouts, Breakdown, US Open Golf Purse

(Getty)

Whoever wins the 2017 US Open will be rewarded with the most lucrative prize in the history of golf: A $2.16 million paycheck.

That distinction used to go to the respective victors of the Players Championship and the PGA Championship, but after Dustin Johnson collected $1.8 million of the $10 million purse at Oakmont in 2016, the USGA decided to up the ante, pushing the 2017 purse to a record $12 million.

“When you look at the USGA championships, by and large, just about any way you look at, they’re the most important championships not only in the U.S. but in the world,” USGA executive director/CEO Mike Davis said in February. “And we talked about that and said the purses really should reflect that.”

For some perspective, Tiger Woods’s historic US Open win at Pebble Beach in 2000 earned him $800,000. In 2017, the top three finishers will all collect more than that. Here’s a complete look at the prize money distribution from Erin Hills:


2017 US Open Prize Money Distribution

Note: Numbers are estimated based on the percentage of the purse each position received in 2016; Not all numbers are official

Winner: $2.16 million
Runner-Up: $1.296 million
3rd:$813,070
4th: $573,904
5th: $478,253
6th: $420,294
7th: $376,019
8th: $338,214
9th: $306,754
10th: $283,424
11th: $261,076
12th: $241,459
13th: $223,811
14th: $208,903
15th: $193,994
16th: $181,778
17th: $172,271
18th: $162,775
19th: $153,841
20th: $144,962
21st: $136,018
22nd: $128,273
23rd: $120,508
24th: $113,226
25th: $106,144
26th: $100,346
27th: $95,663
28th: $90,955
29th: $86,227
30th: $82,679
31st: $79,508
32nd: $75,936
33rd: $73,156
34th: $70,580
35th: $68,003
36th: $65,422
37th: $62,443
38th: $60,071
39th: $57,703
40th: $55,338
41st: $52,969
42nd: $50,600
43rd: $48,230
44th: $45,859
45th: $43,489
46th: $41,317
47th: $39,143
48th: $37,145
49th: $35,432
50th: $33,990
51st: $33,226
52nd: $32,482
53rd: $31,840
54th: $31,246
55th: $30,752
56th: $30,356
57th: $29,958
58th: $29,606
59th: $29,254
60th: $28,902
61st: $28,549
62nd: $28,196
63rd: $27,844
64th: $27,491
65th: $27,138
66th: $26,785


2017 PGA Tour Money Leaders

Note: Numbers from prior to US Open. Full list can be found here

1. Dustin Johnson: $6,355,725
2. Hideki Matsuyama: $4,895,978
3. Justin Thomas: $4,851,655
4. Jon Rahm: $4,491,815
5. Kevin Kisner: $3,719,080
6. Jordan Spieth: $3,665,508
7. Pat Perez: $3,582,575
8. Rickie Fowler: $3,414,838
9. Daniel Berger: $2,894,734
10. Sergio Garcia: $2,850,945
11. Adam Hadwin: $2,795,365
12: Brian Harman: $2,752,838
13: Justin Rose: $2,751,715
14: Jason Dufner: $2,701,474
15: Marc Leishman: $2,656,705
16: Billy Horschel: $2,541,971
17: Brendan Steele: $2,450,663
18: Si Woo Kim: $2,346,599
19: Brooks Koepka: $2,304,771
20: Russell Henley: $2,293,009