The US Open is the most lucrative of the four men's golf Majors
US Open Prize Money 2020
Winged Foot hosts a postponed US Open this year in a new September date after it was pushed back due to Covid-19.
The tournament takes place without fans as the New York venue hosts America’s national open for the first time since 2006.
The US Open prize money is huge, with last year’s tournament offering up the most of all four golf Majors with $12.5m.
This year’s purse remains the same despite the Covid-19 pandemic with $2.25m going to the winner.
The runner-up takes home $1.35m, third place wins over $861,000 and fourth place gets just over $600,000.
Outside of the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship, the US Open is the second-most lucrative golf event behind the Players Championship.
The unofficial fifth Major has a huge purse of $15m and a $2.7m winner’s cheque.
The first Major of the year also did not feature reduced prize money and the PGA Tour has kept huge prize pools too.
The PGA Championship prize money remained the same as last year with 2020’s winner Collin Morikawa picking up $1.98m.
The total purse for the event was a cool $11m.
The 2019 Masters prize money was $11.5m and $2.07m to the winner, Tiger Woods.
The Open Championship’s total purse was $10.75m, with $1.93m going to the Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry.
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