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2022 U.S. Open purse, prize money: Payout for each golfer from new record $17.5 million pool

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Money talks — as always in the world of golf — and the USGA had plenty of talking to do this week when CEO Mike Whan announced Wednesday a significant increase to the 2022 U.S. Open purse. Growing by $5 million year over year, the U.S. Open will pay out $17.5 million to those who made the weekend cut. That’s officially the largest purse in major championship history.


Taking advantage of those soaring funds was Matt Fitzpatrick, who captured the U.S. Open by one stroke over Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler. In doing so, Fitzpatrick claimed a $3.15 million winner’s share, nearly $500,000 more than the Masters and PGA Championship shelled out to respective champions Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas ($2.7 million) as part of their $15 million purses.


2021 U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm took home $2.25 million, so the year-over-year increase from the USGA stood at $900,000. Still, the first-place prize was not be the biggest paid out this year as Cameron Smith already took home a record $3.6 million for his victory at The Players Championship in March.


Not only was the increased U.S. Open prize money welcomed news for those who contended for the national championship, but even those who finished in top 20 are set to receive a significant sum. All top 20 finishers are receiving north of $200,000 for their troubles tackling The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Let’s take a look at how much the payouts for the 2022 U.S. Open will be divided among the top 60 players.


2022 U.S. Open purse, prize money


1st (Winner): $3,150,000 — Matt Fitzpatrick


2nd: $1,890,000 — Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler ($1.56M each)


3rd: $1,225,374


4th: $859,032 — Hideki Matsuyama


5th: $715,491 — Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy ($674,953 each)


6th: $634,415


7th: $571,950 — Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin, Keegan Bradley ($515,934 each)


8th: $512,249


9th: $463,604


10th: $425,830 — Gary Woodland, Joel Dahmen ($407,220 each)


11th: $388,609


12th: $359,311 — Seamus Power, Jon Rahm ($347,058 each)


13th: $334,805


14th: $309,008 — Guido Migliozzi, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Tringale, Sebastian Munoz, Hayden Buckley, Nick Hardy ($241,302 each)


15th: $286,896


16th: $268,470


17th: $253,729


18th: $238,988


19th: $224,247


20th: $209,506


21st: $196,792


22nd: $184,078


23rd: $171,732 — Joohyung Kim


24th: $160,308 — Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Schenk, Dustin Johnson ($150,849 each)


25th: $150,358


26th: $141,882


27th: $135,432 — Thomas Pieters, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Wise, Sam Burns ( $127,002 each)


28th: $129,720


29th: $124,192


30th: $118,665


31st: $113,137 — MJ Daffue, Callum Tarren, Todd Sinnott, Andrew Putnam, Patrick Rodgers, Davis Riley ($100,331 each)


32nd: $107,609


33rd: $102,081


34th: $97,106


35th: $93,052


36th: $88,998


37th: $85,129 — K.H. Lee, Justin Rose, Joseph Bramlett, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Matthew NeSmith ($75,916 each)


38th: $81,444


39th: $77,758


40th: $74,073


41st: $70,388


42nd: $66,703


43rd: $63,017 — Chris Gotterup, Travis Vick (a), Richard Bland, Brian Harman ($57,582 each)


44th: $59,332


45th: $55,647


46th: $52,330


47th: $49,013 — Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa ($47,447 each)


48th: $45,881


49th: $44,038 — Sam Bennett (a), Patrick Reed, Sam Stevens, David Lingmerth ($41,873 each)


50th: $42,196


51st: $41,090


52nd: $40,169


53rd: $39,432 — Sebastian Soderberg, Beau Hossler ($39,248 each)


54th: $39,063


55th: $38,695 — Brooks Koepka


56th: $38,326 — Will Bessling, Chris Naegel, Tyrrell Hatton, Bryson DeChambeau ($35,774 each)


57th: $37,958


58th: $37,589


59th: $37,221


60th: $36,852 — Brandon Matthews


When golfers tie for a position, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order. Harris English and Austin Greaser (T61), Grayson Murray (63rd) and Stewart Hagestad-a (64th) will all earn sums under $36,852.


Rick Gehman, Patrick McDonald and Kyle Porter recap the 2022 U.S. Open. Follow & listen to The First Cut on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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