Not only do they get to win one of golf's oldest and most prestigious trophies, but they also bank the highest payout in major history

The US Open prize money has had a huge boost after the USGA revealed a record high purse for men’s majors. Here’s how much is in the pot this year, and how much it has increased over the years…

2022 US Open prize money

The overall purse for the US Open was bumped up to a mouthwatering $17.5 million, a $5 million increase from the 2021 tournament. Champion Matt Fitzpatrick will take home $3.15 million, the highest pay-out in major championship history.

The runner up will take home roughly $1.89 million, with third place cashing in just shy of $1.25 million. Here is the exact pay out for every placed finish at the 2022 US Open…

Purse: $17,500,000
Winner: $3,150,000 (Matt Fitzpatrick)
2nd: $1,890,000
3rd: $1,225,374
4th: $859,032
5th: $715,491
6th: $634,415
7th: $571,950
8th: $512,249
9th: $463,604
10th: $425,830
11th: $388,609
12th: $359,311
13th: $334,805
14th: $309,008
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
24th: $160,308
25th: $150,358
26th: $141,882
27th: $135,432
28th: $129,720
29th: $124,192
30th: $118,665
31st: $113,137
32nd: $107,609
33rd: $102,081
34th: $97,106
35th: $93,052
36th: $88,998
37th: $85,129
38th: $81,444
39th: $77,758
40th: $74,073
41st: $70,388
42nd: $66,703
43rd: $63,017
44th: $59,332
45th: $55,647
46th: $52,330
47th: $49,013
48th: $45,881
49th: $44,038
50th: $42,196
51st: $41,090
52nd: $40,169
53rd: $39,432
54th: $39,063
55th: $38,695
56th: $38,326
57th: $37,958
58th: $37,589
59th: $37,221
60th: $36,852

When golfers are tied, their share of the purse is an average of what those competitors would be paid if they were positioned in order.

Here is how the 2022 US Open prize money compares to previous years…

2021
Purse: $12,500,000
Winner’s share: $2,250,000 (Jon Rahm)

2020
Purse: $12,500,000
Winner’s share: $2,250,000 (Bryson DeChambeau)

2019
Purse: $12,500,000
Winner’s share: $2,250,000 (Gary Woodland)

2018
Purse: $12,000,000
Winner’s share: $2,160,000 (Brooks Koepka)

2017
Purse: $12,000,000
Winner’s share: $2,160,000 (Brooks Koepka)

2016
Purse: $10,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,800,000 (Dustin Johnson)

2015
Purse: $10,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,800,000 (Jordan Spieth)

2014
Purse: $9,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,620,000 (Martin Kaymer)

2013
Purse: $8,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,440,000 (Justin Rose)

2012
Purse: $8,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,440,000 (Webb Simpson)

2011
Purse: $7,850,000
Winner’s share: $1,440,000 (Rory McIlroy)

2010
Purse: $7,500,000
Winner’s share: $1,350,000 (Graeme McDowell)

2009
Purse: $7,500,000
Winner’s share: $1,350,000 (Lucas Glover)

2008
Purse: $7,500,000
Winner’s share: $1,350,000 (Tiger Woods)

2007
Purse: $7,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,260,000 (Angel Cabrera)

2006
Purse: $6,250,000
Winner’s share: $1,225,000 (Geoff Ogilvy)

2005
Purse: $6,250,000
Winner’s share: $1,170,000 (Michael Campbell)

2004
Purse: $6,250,000
Winner’s share: $1,125,000 (Retief Gooson)

2003
Purse: $6,000,000
Winner’s share: $1,080,000 (Jim Furyk)

2002
Purse: $6,250,000
Winner’s share: $1,000,000 (Tiger Woods)

2001
Purse: $4,500,000
Winner’s share: $900,000 (Retief Gooson)

2000
Purse: $5,000,000
Winner’s share: $800,000 (Tiger Woods)


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